Landscape and Memory
A.A. Knopf, 1995 - 652 pagina's
"Opening a radically new and original path into history, Simon Schama explores the scenery of our Western culture, both real landscapes and landscapes of the mind that have given us our sense of homeland, the dark woods of our imagined origins. What unfolds is a series of compelling journeys through space and time: from the ancient woodland of Poland, a symbol over the centuries of national endurance, through the forest birthplace of the German psyche, to the Big Trees of Yosemite that gave a new nation its holy past. Through all of history, from pre-classical antiquity to the Third Reich and beyond, Schama uncovers the myths and memories that have stamped themselves on our most basic social instincts and institutions: territorial identity, the wild and domestic, mortality and immortality."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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All of which makes the presentation of the Jew in Pan Tadeusz just two years
later, in 1834, all the more astonishing. For although Jankiel (the name of his old
Yiddish host in Wilno) is also an innkeeper, he is as much in his element in the ...
Simon Schama. Both the Leather-Stocking Tales and Pan Tadeusz celebrate
worlds their authors knew to be already extinct. But they also both hoped that the
spirit embodied in their works of communion with the landscape — an enduring ...
The rustic company at Tadeusz's uncle's house goes mushrooming in the woods,
hunting expertly for orange and fly agaric. Two of the party are not much
interested in collecting fungi — the pretty-boy count and the aging sophisticate ...
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LANDSCAPE AND MEMORYGebruikersrecensie - Kirkus
With this fascinating, encyclopedic survey of cultural landscapes, Schama (Dead Certainties, 1991, etc.) demonstrates once again just why he holds a charmed place in the literature of historical ... Volledige review lezen
LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - JayLivernois - LibraryThing
I find this a hard book to finish. It is one of those books it seems difficult to get into although the material is interesting and the thought good. Volledige review lezen
Prologue The Detour
chapter one In the Realm of the Lithuanian Bison
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