By Kim Fortuny
A westerner writing approximately Istanbul "comes up opposed to the Orient as a
European or American first, as a person second," writes Edward Said.
The American writers collected during this assortment are approached from the
willed double point of view endorsed by way of acknowledged: as traditionally and culturally
positioned and as contributors. taking a look at texts via writers who do not
necessarily outline themselves as Orientalists, Kim Fortuny broadens the
possible methods of puzzling over this complicated, idiosyncratic urban of the
world. furthermore, the author’s shut severe readings of the works of seven
canonical American writers who got here to Istanbul and wrote approximately it offer
a transna tional method of American writing that urges a loosening of a
collective, nationwide grip on literature as a made of position. This quantity will
be a useful addition to the heritage of yankee literature.
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American Writers in Istanbul: Melville, Twain, Hemingway, Dos Passos, Bowles, Algren, Baldwin, and Settle (Contemporary Issues in the Middle East) by Kim Fortuny