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Edward W. Said
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Photo © 2001 Mariam C. Said

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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

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Power, Politics, and Culture

Written by Edward W. Said


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 27, 2002
Price: $18.95

Edward Said has long been considered one of the world’s most compelling public intellectuals, taking on a remarkable array of topics with his many publications. But no single book has encompassed the vast scope of his stimulating erudition quite like Power, Politics, and Culture, a collection of interviews from the last... Read more >
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The Question of Palestine

Written by Edward W. Said


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... Read more >

Representations of the Intellectual

Written by Edward W. Said


Format: eBook, 144 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 24, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Representations of the Intellectual

Written by Edward W. Said


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 2, 1996
Price: $14.95

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... Read more >
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