The Edward Said Reader

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Vintage Books, 2000 - Literary Collections - 472 pages
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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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User Review  - Reza - Goodreads

A great introduction to Said. Really shows his range, writing from literature to politics. Read full review

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User Review  - Raimo Wirkkala - Goodreads

Philosophers and intellectuals tend to write for their peers and, in doing so, feel it necessary to present their bona fides by flexing their vocabularies. This can be very impressive but it does not ... Read full review

About the author (2000)

Moustafa Bayoumi received his Ph.D. from the Department of English and Comparative Literature of Columbia University. He is an Assistant Professor of English at Brooklyn College, City University of New York.

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