Savage Intellects, Modern Lives New edition
By (author) Marianna Torgovnick
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Gone Primitive by Marianna Torgovnick
Book DescriptionIn 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
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226808321
(230mm x 154mm x 21mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1991
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Marianna Torgovnick
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Showing how different events from World War II became prominent in American cultural memory while others went forgotten or remain hidden in plain sight, this book moves from war films and historical works to television specials and popular magazines to define the image and influence of World War II.
Crossing Ocean Parkway, Paperback (December 1994)» View all books by Marianna Torgovnick
Marianna De Marco Torgovnick's unflinching account of crossing cultural boundaries in American life, of what it means to be an Italian American woman who became a scholar and literary critic.
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