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American writers in Istanbul : Melville, Twain, Hemingway, Dos Passos, Bowles, Algren, Baldwin, and Settle

Author: Kim Fortuny
Publisher: Syracuse : Syracuse University Press, 2009.
Series: Contemporary issues in the Middle East.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Looking at texts by writers who do not necessarily define themselves as Orientalists, this title broadens the possible ways of thinking about Istanbul - a complex, idiosyncratic city of the world.

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Named Person: Herman Melville; Mark Twain; Ernest Hemingway; John R Dos Passos; Paul Bowles; Nelson Algren; James Baldwin; Mary Lee Settle
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kim Fortuny
ISBN: 9780815632368 0815632363
OCLC Number: 318874511
Description: xxx, 260 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Herman Melville in Istanbul: Ishmael, urban naturalist --
Mark Twain in Istanbul: a liability abroad --
Dispatches from Constantinople: Ernest Hemingway on the Greco-Turkish War --
Orient express: John Dos Passos, American socialism, and the War of Independence in Turkey --
Paul Bowles in Istanbul: the perils of forced hybridization --
"Dearest flower of Istanbul": Nelson Algren, Simone de Beauvoir, and Who lost an American? --
James Baldwin on the nation of Islam: a letter from Istanbul --
Mary Lee Settle's Turkish reflections: past and present recognitions.
Series Title: Contemporary issues in the Middle East.
Responsibility: Kim Fortuny ; with a foreword by Roger Allen.

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"A glimpse across time into the city of Istanbul as seen through the lenses of several American writers. It reflects the changing modes of American fiction and the equally shifting cultural attitudes Read more...

 
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