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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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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