American writers in Istanbul Melville, Twain, Hemingway, Dos Passos, Bowles, Algren, Baldwin, and Settle by Kim Fortuny

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Subjects:

  • Melville, Herman, -- 1819-1891 -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • Twain, Mark, -- 1835-1910 -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • Hemingway, Ernest , -- 1899-1961 -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • Dos Passos, John R. -- 1844-1917 -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • Bowles, Paul, -- 1910-1999 -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • Algren, Nelson, -- 1909-1981 -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • Baldwin, James, -- 1924-1987 -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • Settle, Mary Lee -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • Authors, American -- Homes and haunts -- Istanbul (Turkey),
  • Americans -- Istanbul (Turkey) -- Intellectual life,
  • Literature and society -- Istanbul (Turkey),
  • American literature -- Turkic influences,
  • Istanbul (Turkey) -- In literature

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementKim Fortuny.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS144.I88 F67 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24117411M
ISBN 109780815632368
LC Control Number2009041239

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