Primitive Passions: Men, Women, and the Quest for Ecstasy

By: Marianna Torgovnick

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Marianna Torgovnick's "Primitive Passions" investigates Westerners' profound attraction to cultures that we call "primitive." Torgovnick explores the stories of Carl Jung, Isak Dinesen, D. H. Lawrence, and Georgia O'Keefe and the ways they used the primitive as a medium for soul-searching and personal fulfillment. Brilliantly linking literature, art, psychology, and cultural studies, "Primitive Passions" provides insight into our very notion of the exotic.
""Primitive Passions" intends to provoke thought, not to tell you what you already know and for that reason alone it's extraordinary." Walter Kendrick, "New York Times Book Review"
"A powerfully argued, impassioned, and intelligent exploration of the 'primitive' in our culture and in ourselves. Like Marianna Torgovnick's previous work, it is certain to be much discussed and provocative." Joyce Carol Oates
"An inspiring effort to bring gender to bear on matters of race, ethnic identity, and spirituality." Susan Gubar
"A fascinating, wide-ranging and provocative tour of twentieth century Western culture." Cynthia D. Schrager, "Women's Review of Books"


Title: Primitive Passions: Men, Women, and the Quest for Ecstasy

Author Name: Marianna Torgovnick

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Edition: 2

Publisher: University of Chicago Press: October 1998

ISBN Number: 0226808378

ISBN Number 13: 9780226808376

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Used - Good

Seller ID: 220894