The Edward Said Reader by Edward W. Said

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Edward Said, the renowned literary and cultural critic and passionately engaged intellectual, is one of our era's most formidable, provocative, and important thinkers.  For more than three decades his books, which include Culture and Imperialism, Peace and Its Discontents, and the seminal study Orientalism, have influenced not only our worldview but the very terms of public discourse.

The Edward Said Reader includes key sections from all of Said's books, from the groundbreaking 1966 study of Joseph Conrad to his new memoir, Out of Place. Whether he is writing of Zionism or Palestinian self-determination, Jane Austen or Yeats, music or the media, Said's uncompromising intelligence casts urgent light on every subject he undertakes. The Edward Said Reader will prove a joy to the general reader and an indispensable resource for scholars of politics, history, literature, and cultural studies: in short, of all those fields that his work has influenced and, in some cases, transformed.


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About Edward W. Said

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Edward W. Said (1935-2003) was University Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He was the music critic for the "Nation" and is the author of numerous books, including "Music at the Limits," "Musical Elaborations," "Beginnings: Intention and Method," and "Humanism and Democratic Criticism.
 
Published December 18, 2007 by Vintage. 510 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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It is to this end that the format of the collection is particularly effective, for it provides a sense of the author’s personal and political context through the ordered assemblage of works chronicling his development as a writer, and aided in no small part by Bayoumi and Rubin’s commentary on th...

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Reflections on Exile and Other Literary and Cultural Essays Edward W Said 617pp, Granta, £20 The Edward Said Reader eds Moustafa Bayoumi and Andrew Rubin 473pp, Granta, £12.99 Edward Said introduces his collected essays, Reflections on Exile, with a poignant hymn to New York, the re...

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London Review of Books

· 20 October 1994 At Miss Whitehead’s · 7 July 1994 The Sixties: The Last Journal, 1960-1972 by Edmund Wilson, edited by Lewis Dabney Diary · 7 April 1994 The Morning After · 21 October 1993 The Importance of Being Unfaithful to Wagner · 11 February 1993 Wagner in Performance...

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