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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According to one of his friends, Antoni Odyniec, the boy Mickiewicz stayed with a
Jewish merchant on his first visit to Wilno and listened raptly to the old man's
Yiddish stories.7 In this world, where the Lithuanian towns spilled into the muddy
In the same year that Pan Tadeusz was published Adam married Celina
Szymanowska, the granddaughter of one of the most ardent Frankists in Poland.
14 Some literary historians, embarrassed by Mickiewicz's plunge into the cult of ...
Mickiewicz, of course, had an already-formed and strongly individual literary
identity. His Lithuania would never be mistaken for the Scottish Borders or the
Adirondacks. The long poems he wrote in the grievous aftermath of the failed
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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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