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Edward Said was one of the leading literary critics and thinkers of the last quarter of the 20th century. At his death, Toni Morrison wrote: 'I was dependent on his voice ... A necessary voice as well as an eloquent and powerful one. Particularly now, it seems critical that he'd weigh in on things, critique things. He's sui generis'This updated reader brings together excerpts from some of Said's most definitive works from his forty years as a critic and commentator, including the groundbreaking Orientalism, touching with Said's inimitable wisdom, profundity and flair on subjects as varied as Islam in the news, Jane Austen, the Middle East, W.B. Yeats and FreudBloomsbury will publish this reader in tandem with Timothy Brennan's major and definitive biography, Edward Said: Places of Mind, Occupied Lands, in Autumn 2020Edward W. Said was the author of more than twenty books, including Orientalism, which was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, Culture and Imperialism, and a memoir, Out of Place. He died in 2003.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 century The 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.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 centuryA writer who helps us to understand who we are and what we must do if we are to aspire to be moral agents, not servants of powerWhat Said stands for - critical intelligence, high art and the preservation of the language - must be at the centre of our livesI was dependent on his voice ... A necessary voice as well as an eloquent and powerful one. Particularly now, it seems critical that he'd weigh in on things, critique things. He's sui generisEdward Said was an intellectual with a passion for justice, and he allowed nothing to deter him in its pursuitThe great public intellectual in late twentieth century United States of AmericaSaid challenges and stimulates our thinking in every areaBeautifully patterned and passionately arguedEdward Said belongs to that small band of American intellectuals who talk sense (and write beautifully) about the outside worldStimulating, elegant and pugnaciousNo-one studying the relations between the West and the decolonizing world can ignore Mr. Said's workSaid is a brilliant and unique amalgam of scholar, aesthete and political activist, an inspiring role model for a younger generation seeking their cultural identityMagnificently eloquent, lucid, judiciousEdward Said helps us to understand who we are and what we must do if we are to aspire to be moral agents, not servants of powerMagisterialOne of the leading thinkers of the ageProbably the best-known intellectual in the world

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Title: TheSelected Works of Edward Said
Author: Edward SaidMoustafa BayoumiAssistant Professor of English Andrew Rubin
SKU: BK0451463
EAN: 9781526623539

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Edward Said (1935-2003) was one of the founding voices of postcolonial critical theory and the author of Orientalism, one of the most impassioned and influential works in its field. One of the most high profile advocates for Palestinian rights, he was also University Professor English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, USA. Edward Said was University Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He was the author of more than twenty books, including Orientalism, Culture and Imperialism and On Late Style and his essays and reviews appeared in newspapers and periodicals throughout the world. Edward Said died in September 2003.

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