Representations of the Intellectual: The 1993 Reith Lectures

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Vintage, 1994 - Intellectuals - 90 pages
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In these impassioned and inspiring essays, based on his 1993 Reith Lectures, Edward Said explores what it means to be an intellectual today. It is, he argues, the intellectual's role to represent a message or view not only to but for a public and to do so as an outsider, someone who cannot be co-opted by a goverment or corporation.

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User Review  - kant1066 - LibraryThing

“Representations of the Intellectual” is a compilation of the six Reith Lectures that Edward Said delivered over BBC Radio in 1993. The title is somewhat misleading: Said doesn’t really examine ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

In six essays delivered as lectures for the BBC, Said (The Politics of Dispossession, p. 537, etc.) makes the case that intellectuals should maintain a vigilant skepticism toward all received wisdoms ... Read full review


Representations of the Intellectual
Holding Nations and Traditions at Bay
Expatriates and Marginals

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Edward W. Said is University Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He is a prolific writer on a wide range of topics including literature, music, cultural criticism and Palestinian issues. He is the author of Beginnings: Intention and Method; Orientalism; The Question of Palestine; The World, the Text, and the Critic; After the Last Sky: Palestinian Lives; Musical Elaborations; Culture and Imperialism and The Politics of Disposession.

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