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Gone primitive. Savage intellects, modern lives.

Torgovnick, Marianna, 1949-

Verlag: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1990, 1990
ISBN 10: 0226808327 / ISBN 13: 9780226808321
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Titel: Gone primitive. Savage intellects, modern ...

Verlag: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1990

Erscheinungsdatum: 1990

Einband: Soft cover


, later printing, xi, 328pp., PAPERBACK, very good BUT 4-lines HIGHLIGHTED neatly in yellow on two pages at start of text, a few light pencil marks neatly erased on 4 pages in text Includes chapters on Tarzan, Roger Fry, Michel Leiris, William Rubin, Joseph Conrad, D H. Lawrence, Sigmund Freud, Claude Lévi-Strauss. - the author extends literary theory into cultural studies in a way accessible and interesting to the general public by focusing on the common obsession with "primitivism.". ISBN 0226808327. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 40693

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Inhaltsangabe: In this acclaimed book, Torgovnick explores the obsessions,
fears, and longings that have produced Western views of the
primitive. Crossing an extraordinary range of fields
(anthropology, psychology, literature, art, and popular
culture), Gone Primitive will engage not just
specialists but anyone who has ever worn Native American
jewelry, thrilled to Indiana Jones, or considered buying an
African mask.

"A superb book; and?in a way that goes beyond what
being good as a book usually implies?it is a kind of gift to
its own culture, a guide to the perplexed. It is lucid,
usually fair, laced with a certain feminist mockery and
animated by some surprising sympathies."?Arthur C. Danto,
New York Times Book Review

"An impassioned exploration of the deep waters beneath Western primitivism. . . . Torgovnick's readings are deliberately, rewardingly provocative."?Scott L. Malcomson, Voice Literary Supplement

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