James Baldwin's Turkish Decade: Erotics of Exile

James Baldwin's Turkish Decade: Erotics of Exile

by Magdalena Zaborowska
     
 

Shows that the decade Baldwin spent in Turkey is crucial to evaluating his contribution to American letters, especially to understanding the interdependence of race and the erotic in constructions of American identity.

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Shows that the decade Baldwin spent in Turkey is crucial to evaluating his contribution to American letters, especially to understanding the interdependence of race and the erotic in constructions of American identity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822341673
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
01/28/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Preface: Sightings xiii

Acknowledgments xxv

Introduction: From Harlem to Istanbul 1

1. Between Friends: Looking for Baldwin in Constantinople 31

2. Queer Orientalisms in Another Country 91

3. Staging Masculinity in Dusenin Dostu 141

4. East to South: Homosexual Panic, the Old Country, and No Name in the Street 197

Conclusion: Welcome Tables East and West 249

Notes 265

Bibliography 331

Index 359

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