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American Writers in Istanbul

Melville, Twain, Hemingway, Dos Passos, Bowles, Algren, Baldwin and Settle

By Kim Fortuny
Published by Syracuse University Press
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‘For centuries the western gaze has distorted Istanbul, revealing more about the beholder than the city beheld. In this important and long overdue book about eight canonical American writers writing from or about Istanbul, Fortuny offers a brilliant analysis of the varied but quintessentially North American preoccupations they bring to bear as they struggle to make sense of a culture and a history that remains, for the most part, beyond their ken.’
Maureen Freely, author of Enlightenment: A Novel

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