Primitive Passions: Men, Women, and the Quest for Ecstasy

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University of Chicago Press, 1998 - 270 sider
Marianna Torgovnick's Primitive Passions investigates Westerners' profound attraction to cultures that we call "primitive." Torgovnick explores the stories of Carl Jung, Isak Dinesen, D. H. Lawrence, and Georgia O'Keefe and the ways they used the primitive as a medium for soul-searching and personal fulfillment. Brilliantly linking literature, art, psychology, and cultural studies, Primitive Passions provides insight into our very notion of the exotic.

"Primitive Passions intends to provoke thought, not to tell you what you already know and for that reason alone it's extraordinary."—Walter Kendrick, New York Times Book Review

"A powerfully argued, impassioned, and intelligent exploration of the 'primitive' in our culture and in ourselves. Like Marianna Torgovnick's previous work, it is certain to be much discussed and provocative."—Joyce Carol Oates

"An inspiring effort to bring gender to bear on matters of race, ethnic identity, and spirituality."—Susan Gubar

"A fascinating, wide-ranging and provocative tour of twentieth century Western culture."—Cynthia D. Schrager, Women's Review of Books


 

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Innhold

What an Ecstasy It Would Have Been Gide and Jung in Africa
23
Something Stood Still in My Soul D H Lawrence in New Mexico
43
Women
59
Loving Africa Memoirs by European Women
61
Dian Fossey Among the Animals
88
The Bones and the Blue Georgia OKeeffe and the Female Primitive
113
Trends and Movements
133
New American IndianNew American White
135
Medicine Wheels and Spirituality Primitivism in the New Age
172
Piercings
189
Conclusion
209
Notes
221
Bibliography
245
Acknowledgments
259
Index
261
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Of Drums and Men
156

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Om forfatteren (1998)

Marianna Torgovnick is professor of English at Duke University and director of Duke's New York Program in Arts and Media. She is the author of numerous works, including Primitive Passions: Men, Women, and the Quest for Ecstasy, Gone Primitive: Modern Intellects, Savage Lives, and Crossing Ocean Parkway, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

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