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Gone Primitive Savage Intellects, Modern Lives

ISBN-10: 0226808327

ISBN-13: 9780226808321

Edition: 1991

Authors: Marianna D. Torgovnick

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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
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Book details

List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 8/13/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 340
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Acknowledgments
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
Adventures
Entering Freud's Study
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