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

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

by Marianna Torgovnick

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Primitive Passions: Men, Women, and the Quest for Ecstasy by Marianna Torgovnick

Beginning with early 20th-century figures—among them Carl Jung, Isak Dinesen, and Georgia O'Keeffe—who found in "the primitive" a medium for soul-searching and personal change, Torgovnivk probes how the return to the primitive has signaled a quest to transcend the limitations of the body in a variety of contemporary practices, from genital piercing to New Age rites to the mythopoetic men's movement. Illustrations. 272 pp. Author tour. 10,000 print.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679430865
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/11/1997
Edition description: 1 ED
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.56(w) x 9.56(h) x 1.08(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Pt. I: Men
Ch. 1: "What an Ecstasy It Would Have Been!": Gide and Jung in Africa
Ch. 2: "Something Stood Still in My Soul": D. H. Lawrence in New Mexico
Pt. II: Women
Ch. 3: Loving Africa: Memoirs by European Women
Ch. 4: Dian Fossey Among the Animals
Ch. 5: "The Bones and the Blue": Georgia O'Keeffe and the Female Primitive
Pt. III: Trends and Movements
Ch. 6: New American Indian/New American White
Ch. 7: Of Drums and Men
Ch. 8: Medicine Wheels and Spirituality: Primitivism in the New Age
Ch. 9: Piercings
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index

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Joyce Carol Oates

A powerfully argued, impassioned, and intelligent exploation of the 'primitive' in our culture and in culture and in ourselves. Like Torgovnick's previous work, it is certain to be much discussed and provocative.

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