Edward W. Said was born in Jerusalem, raised in Jerusalem and Cairo, and educated in the United States, where he attended Princeton (B.A. 1957) and Harvard (M.A. 1960; Ph.D. 1964). In 1963, he began teaching at Columbia University, where he was University Professor of English and Comparative Literature.
He is the author of twenty-two books which have been translated into 35 languages, including Beginnings: Intention and Method (1975); Orientalism (1978); The Question of Palestine (1979); Covering Islam (1980); The World, the Text, and the Critic (1983); After the Last Sky (1986); Musical Elaborations (1991); Culture and Imperialism (1993); Representations of the...Read More
Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage On Sale: April 7, 1992 Price: $16.95
Updated with a new Preface and Epilogue in 1992. Praised as "a compelling call for identity and justice" (Anthony Lewis) when first published in 1977, Said's impassioned and authoritative account of the history and politics of Palestine and the struggles of the Palestinian people has now been expanded to portray the changed...
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Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Vintage On Sale: April 2, 1996 Price: $14.00
In these six essays--delivered on the BBC as the prestigious Reith Lectures--Said addresses the ways in which the intellectual can best serve society in the light of a heavily compromised media and of special interest groups who are protected at the cost of larger community concerns. Said suggest a recasting of the...
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