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American Writers in Istanbul (Hardcover)

Kim Fortuny

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Hardcover. A westerner writing about Istanbul 'comes up against the Orient as a European or American first, as an individual second', writes Edward Said. The American writers gathered in this collect.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 224 pages. 0.544. Bookseller Inventory # 9780815632368

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Title: American Writers in Istanbul (Hardcover)

Binding: Hardcover

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A westerner writing about Istanbul "comes up against the Orient as a
European or American first, as an individual second," writes Edward Said.
The American writers gathered in this collection are approached from the
willed double perspective advocated by Said: as historically and culturally
positioned and as individuals. Looking at texts by writers who do not
necessarily define themselves as Orientalists, Kim Fortuny broadens the
possible ways of thinking about this complex, idiosyncratic city of the
world. In addition, the author's close critical readings of the works of seven
canonical American writers who came to Istanbul and wrote about it offer
a transna tional approach to American writing that urges a loosening of a
collective, national grip on literature as a product of place. This volume will
be an invaluable addition to the history of American literature.

About the Author:

Kim Fortuny is assistant professor of English at Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey. She is the author of Elizabeth Bishop: The Art of Travel.

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