Orientalism

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Vintage Books, 1979 - Social Science - 368 pages
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The noted critic and a Palestinian now teaching at Columbia University, examines the way in which the West observes the Arabs
 

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Wonderful! European scholarship is utterly shamed in this enlightening modern classic by Edward Said.

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Said's masterwork on the Western view of the East is not only a breathtaking work of scholarship, but a vital method of understanding the 'othering' that has allowed us to come to our current grim political pass. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Knowing the Oriental
31
Projects
73
Crisis
92
Redrawn Frontiers Redefined Issues Secularized
113
Rational
123
Pilgrims and Pilgrimages British and French
166
Latent and Manifest Orientalism
201
Orientalism Worldliness
226
Modern AngloFrench Orientalism in Fullest Flower
255
The Latest Phase
284
Afterword
329
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About the author (1979)

Edward W. Said was born in 1935 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 died in 2003 in New York City.

He is the author of twenty-two books which have been translated into 35 languages, including Orientalism (1978); The Question of Palestine (1979); Covering Islam (1980); The World, the Text, and the Critic (1983); Culture and Imperialism (1993); Peace and Its Discontents: Essays on Palestine and the Middle East Peace Process (1996); and Out of Place: A Memoir (1999). Besides his academic work, he wrote a twice-monthly column for Al-Hayat and Al-Ahram; was a regular contributor to newspapers in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East; and was the music critic for The Nation.

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