The Edward Said Reader

Author: Edward W. Said
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307428493
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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.

The Edward Said Reader

Author: Edward W. Said
Editor: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781862074453
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This work presents key selections from Said's works. Whether writing on the Hebron Massacre or on the fight for Palestinian self-determination, Said's uncompromising intelligence casts light on every subject he tackles.

Power Politics And Culture

Author: Edward Said
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408846233
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No single book has encompassed the vast scope of Edward Said's erudition quite like Power, Politics and Culture - a collection of his interviews from the last three decades. In these twenty-nine interviews, Said addresses everything from Palestine to Pavarotti, from his nomadic upbringing under colonial rule to his politically active and often controversial life in America, and reflects on Austen, Beckett, Conrad, Naipaul, Mahfouz and Rushdie as well as fellow critics Bloom, Derrida and Foucault. Said speaks here with his usual candour, acuity and eloquence - confirming that he was in his lifetime among the truly most important intellects of our century.

The Selected Works Of Edward Said

Author: Edward Said
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ISBN: 9781526623539
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A definitive volume expanded and updated to do justice to the four decade career of one of the most important cultural and intellectual thinkers of the 21st centuryThe renowned literary and cultural critic and political thinker Edward Said was one of our era's most provocative and important thinkers. This comprehensive collection of his work, expanded from the earlier Edward Said Reader, now draws from across his entire four-decade career, including his posthumously published books, making it a definitive one-volume source.The Selected Works includes key sections from all of Said's books, including his groundbreaking Orientalism; his memoir, Out of Place; and his last book, On Late Style. Whether writing of Zionism or Palestinian self-determination, Jane Austen or Yeats, or of music or the media, Said's uncompromising intelligence casts urgent light on every subject he undertakes. The Selected Works is a joy for the general reader and an indispensable resource for scholars in the many fields that his work has influenced and transformed.

Interviews With Edward W Said

Author: Edward W. Said
Editor: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781578063666
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Edward W. Said has been a controversial and influential figure in and around the U.S. academy for well over three decades. His work has played a foundational role in the development of postcolonial studies, even as his books- such as Orientalism (1978), The World, the Text, and the Critic (1983), and Culture and Imperialism (1993)-have contributed to a radical transformation of literary studies. In Interviews with Edward W. Said, the first collection of interviews with this powerful intellectual, Said reveals the displacements and conflicts in his Palestinian background, and the energies and concerns that have made him a shaper of public discourse. Covering encounters from 1972 to 2000, the book provides, for both the specialist and the general reader, an engaging introduction to Said's wide and disparate oeuvre and his insights that have made a considerable impact on the practices of many disciplines, including literature, anthropology, political science, international studies, peace studies, history, sociology, and music. Since the late 1970s, through his literary writings, Said has established a reputation as a towering and paradoxical figure whose work has evolved theory, but who has, at the same time, challenged the damaging effect of various critical methods and schools on our ability to respond to the "complex affiliations binding the texts to the world." In the interviews gathered here, Said's formidable capacity as a public speaker is evidenced as he discusses the evolving issues that surround the still ambiguous political fortunes of his native Palestinians. Not only is Said a major public intellectual on the U.S. scene today, but also he has elaborated in his speeches, writings, and interviews on how one can be a responsible public person and what it means to be one. In almost all his interviews, Said's passion and occasional rage mark the probity and complexity of his positions on a variety of topics. In 1999, he told an interviewer that he was "still a militant intellectual . . . my tongue is very sharp, and . . . I give and trade blows with people . . . who disagree with me, I mean that's part of the deal . . . ." While in some interviews Said comes through as feisty and argumentative, in others his wit and urbanity allow for a charming persuasiveness. In a 1995 interview, Said stated: "I am invariably criticized by younger post-colonialists . . . for being inconsistent and untheoretical, and I find that I like that. Who wants to be consistent?" Delightful and edifying, this book will serve as a rich resource on Said's thoughtful personality and his often provocative views on both personal identity and historical experience. Amritjit Singh is a professor of English at Rhode Island College and co-editor of Postcolonial Theory and the United States, published by University Press of Mississippi in 2000. Bruce G. Johnson, a doctoral candidate at the University of Rhode Island, teaches courses in writing and African American studies at Rhode Island College.

Orientalism

Author: Edward W. Said
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 0804153868
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More than three decades after its first publication, Edward Said's groundbreaking critique of the West's historical, cultural, and political perceptions of the East has become a modern classic. In this wide-ranging, intellectually vigorous study, Said traces the origins of "orientalism" to the centuries-long period during which Europe dominated the Middle and Near East and, from its position of power, defined "the orient" simply as "other than" the occident. This entrenched view continues to dominate western ideas and, because it does not allow the East to represent itself, prevents true understanding. Essential, and still eye-opening, Orientalism remains one of the most important books written about our divided world. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The World The Text And The Critic

Author: Edward W. Said
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674961876
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Argues that contemporary critics force works of literature to fit their theories and examines the impact of Marxism, linguistics, psychoanalysis, and structuralism on literary criticism

Edward Said

Author: Michael Sprinker
Editor: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9781557862297
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This volume is the first book-length examination of Said's remarkable career, providing a critical survey of his writings and an interim assessment of his achievements in both the cultural and political spheres. This collection includes essays on the Arab-Islamic context of Said's work, his reception among Israeli and American Jews, the institutional contexts of his cultural criticism, and his interventions in Middle Eastern politics.

Paradoxical Citizenship

Author: Edward W. Said
Editor: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739109885
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In a collection of intriguing essays on the work of Edward Said, internationally-recognized scholars pay homage to the late critic by addressing many aspects of his oeuvre, including his breakthrough Orientalism, the role of the intellectual, the Question of Palestine, and finally his dramatic memoir, Out of Place. This volume is a useful contribution for classroom use, as well as recreational reading for those interested in the work of this controversial thinker.

Edward Said S Translocations

Author: Tobias Doring
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136333258
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Working with processes of translocation enabled Edward Said to point out interdependence and complementarity across geographical borders and disciplinary boundaries while recognizing cultural difference and the distinct historical experiences of colonizer and colonized. This book brings into focus Said’s politics of reading, from his literary criticism in English to his political columns in Arabic. The international contributors—from Britain, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Switzerland, and the United States—investigate his intellectual legacies without necessarily identifying themselves with the critical positions these involve. Instead of treating his work as a unitary theoretical system, the various arguments explored offer a critical assessment of those situations in which his writing has entered into a productive relationship with other theoretical positions and interlocutors. The collection considers location, which has always been a central category in and for Said’s writing; readings, which designates the acts by which, according to Said, the world comes to be constituted; and legacies, which pertains to the many fields across the boundaries of established academic disciplines that have taken up Said’s challenges. The critical positions visited in this book include critical and cultural theory, postcolonialism, literary studies, theatre and performance studies, and visual and music studies.