Landscape and memory
A.A. Knopf, 1995 - 652 pagina's
One of Time Magazine's Best Books of the Year
In Landscape and Memory Schama ranges over continents and centuries to reveal the psychic claims that human beings have made on nature. He tells of the Nazi cult of the primeval German forest; the play of Christian and pagan myth in Bernini's Fountain of the Four Rivers; and the duel between a monumental sculptor and a feminist gadfly on the slopes of Mount Rushmore. The result is a triumphant work of history, naturalism, mythology, and art.
"A work of great ambition and enormous intellectual scope...consistently provocative and revealing."--New York Times
"Extraordinary...a summary cannot convey the riches of this book. It will absorb, instruct, and fascinate."--New York Review of Books
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From Kowno or Wilno on the river Viliya the lumber would be sold to the Russian
railway companies for ties, or freight wagons, or shipped further downstream in
rafts of a thousand or more logs, to the Baltic for export, usually handled by other
Izmir was, he said, the image of a Jewish Lithuanian town, Kowno - in - Levant .
Quite mad, of course, except that my father's father's family lived in Izmir while my
mother's father's family lived in Kowno. As far as I know, none of the Schamas or
And as they had done generation after generation, partisan bands gathered in
the deep woods. More remarkable still, from the spring of 1943 Jewish escapees
from the ghettos in Bialystok, Kowno, and Wilno found their way to the forests, ...
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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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