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Gone Primitive : Savage Intellects, Modern Lives - Marianna Torgovnick

Gone Primitive

Savage Intellects, Modern Lives

Paperback Published: 1st January 1990
ISBN: 9780226808321
Number Of Pages: 340

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In this acclaimed book, Torgovnick explores the obsessions,
fears, and longings that have produced Western views of the
primitive. Crossing an extraordinary range of fields
(anthropology, psychology, literature, art, and popular
culture), "Gone Primitive" will engage not just
specialists but anyone who has ever worn Native American
jewelry, thrilled to Indiana Jones, or considered buying an
African mask.
"A superb book; and--in a way that goes beyond what
being good as a book usually implies--it is a kind of gift to
its own culture, a guide to the perplexed. It is lucid,
usually fair, laced with a certain feminist mockery and
animated by some surprising sympathies."--Arthur C. Danto,
"New York Times Book Review"
"An impassioned exploration of the deep waters beneath Western primitivism. . . . Torgovnick's readings are deliberately, rewardingly provocative."--Scott L. Malcomson, "Voice Literary Supplement"

Going Primitive 1. Defining the Primitive/Reimagining Modernity
Taking Tarzan Seriously 2. Making Primitive Objects High Art
""But Is It Art?""
The Politics of Roger Fry's Vision and Design
The Many Obsessions of Michael Leiris
William Rubin and the Dynamics of Primitivism 3. Engendering the Primitive
Traveling with Conrad
""Oh, Mexico!"": D.H. Lawrence's The Plumed Serpent 4. Mapping the Site of Transcendental Homelessness
Entering Freud's Study
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ISBN: 9780226808321
ISBN-10: 0226808327
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 340
Published: 1st January 1990
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.4  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Type: New edition