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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... there that the promising young hunter-poet penned the first, indeed the only,
full-length ode to the Lithuanian bison: Carmen de Statura, Feritatc ac Venatione
Bisontis, one thousand and seventy lines of the most grandiloquent Latin verse.
Now, Hussowski claimed, the bison was to be found only in the Lithuanian forest
"and no other place in the world." The survival of the ancient bison in the primeval
woodland of the Polish- Lithuanian realm somehow seemed a sign of its elect ...
Tet all around in solemn splendour stood The glory of the Lithuanian wood!23
Tadeusz's gallantry abruptly shifts from the coquette to the vegetation as he
springs to the defense of his native realm. Yes, he said, he too had seen such
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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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