Representations of the Intellectual: The 1993 Reith Lectures

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Vintage, 1994 - Intellectuals - 90 pages
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In this series of 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 government or corporation.

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User Review  - Emily Murphy - Goodreads

All of these ratings are on a scale of 1-10, 10 being the best. Quality of Writing: 3 This book was originally a series of lectures, and let's just say one can tell. The overall reading of the book is ... Read full review

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User Review  - Maxwell Heath - Goodreads

I generally found Said's arguments to be fairly interesting. The idea that intellectuals have to speak truth to power rather than supporting the existing power structure is a really good one. I think ... Read full review

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Contents

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

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