American Writers in Istanbul: Melville, Twain, Hemingway, by Kim Fortuny

By Kim Fortuny

A westerner writing approximately Istanbul "comes up opposed to the Orient as a

European or American first, as anyone second," writes Edward Said.

The American writers accrued during this assortment are approached from the

willed double viewpoint recommended by way of acknowledged: as traditionally and culturally

positioned and as contributors. taking a look at texts through writers who do not

necessarily outline themselves as Orientalists, Kim Fortuny broadens the

possible methods of wondering this complicated, idiosyncratic urban of the

world. additionally, the author’s shut severe readings of the works of seven

canonical American writers who got here to Istanbul and wrote approximately it offer

a transna tional method of American writing that urges a loosening of a

collective, nationwide grip on literature as a made from position. This quantity will

be a useful addition to the historical past of yankee literature.

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