Landscape And Memory

Author: Simon Schama
Homepage 9780006863489

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  • : $20.00(NZD)
  • : 9780006863489
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • : Fontana Press
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  • : January 1995
  • : 240mm X 175mm X 43mm
  • : United Kingdom
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  • : Simon Schama
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  • : Paperback
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  • : English
  • : paperback
  • : 672
  • : 32pp colour plates, 200 bw illustrations
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Barcode 9780006863489
9780006863489

Description

The forest primeval, the river of life, the sacred mount -- read Landscape and Memory to have these explained...'One of the most intelligent, original, stimulating, self-indulgent, perverse and irresistibly enjoyable books I have ever read. ' Philip ZieglerLandscape and Memory is a history book unlike any other. In a series of journeys through space and time, it examines our relationship with the landscape around us -- rivers, mountains, forests -- the impact each of them has had on our culture and imaginations, and the way in which we, in turn, have shaped them to answer our needs. This is not a conventional history book -- but a history book that builds up its argument by a series of poetic stories and impressions which cumulatively have the effect of a great novel. The forest primeval, the river of life, the sacred mount -- and the end of the wonderful book we understand where these ideas have come from, why they are so compelling and how they still lie all around us.

Awards

Winner of WH Smith Literary Prize 1996 and WH Smith Annual Literary Award 1996. Shortlisted for NCR Book Award 1996.