Primitive Passions

Torgovnick Marianna
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... Read More
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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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Publisher University of Chicago Press
ISBN-10 0226808378
ISBN-13 9780226808376
GTIN-13 9780226808376
GTIN-14 09780226808376
Subtitle Men, Women, and the Quest for Ecstasy
Author Torgovnick Marianna
Edition 2
Language Code eng
Page Count 280
Publication Date Sep 30, 1998
Dimension 6.01 in 9 in 0.63 in