Download e-book for iPad: American Writers in Istanbul: Melville, Twain, Hemingway, by Kim Fortuny

By Kim Fortuny

ISBN-10: 0815632363

ISBN-13: 9780815632368

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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