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Edward W. Said (1935–2003)

Forfatter af Orientalisme : vestlige forestillinger om Orienten

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Born in Jerusalem and educated at Victoria College in Cairo and at Princeton and Harvard universities, Edward Said has taught at Columbia University since 1963 and has been a visiting professor at Harvard and Johns Hopkins University. He has had an unusual dual career as a professor of comparative vis mere literature, a recognized expert on the novelist and short story writer Joseph Conrad, (see Vol. 1) and as one of the most significant contemporary writers on the Middle East, especially the Palestinian question and the plight of Palestinians living in the occupied territories. Although he is not a trained historian, his Orientalism (1978) is one of the most stimulating critical evaluations of traditional Western writing on Middle Eastern history, societies, and literature. In the controversial Covering Islam (1981), he examined how the Western media have biased Western perspectives on the Middle East. A Palestinian by birth, Said has sought to show how Palestinian history differs from the rest of Arabic history because of the encounter with Jewish settlers and to present to Western readers a more broadly representative Palestinian position than they usually obtain from Western sources. Said is presently Old Dominion Foundation Professor in the Humanities at Columbia, editor of Arab Studies Quarterly, and chair of the board of trustees of the Institute of Arab Studies. He is a member of the Palestinian National Council as well as the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. (Bowker Author Biography) Edward W. Said is University Professor of English & Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He is the author of nineteen books, including "Orientalism" (which was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award), "Culture & Imperialism", "The End of the Peace Process", & "Out of Place", a memoir. He lives in New York City. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre


Værker af Edward W. Said

Culture and Imperialism (1993) 2,016 eksemplarer
Out of Place: a memoir (1999) 734 eksemplarer
The Question of Palestine (1979) 487 eksemplarer
The Edward Said Reader (2000) 303 eksemplarer
Power, Politics, and Culture (2001) 279 eksemplarer
The World, the Text, and the Critic (1983) 271 eksemplarer
Freud and the Non-European (2003) 208 eksemplarer
Beginnings: Intention and Method (1975) 186 eksemplarer
Acts of Aggression (1999) 130 eksemplarer
Musical Elaborations (1991) 83 eksemplarer
Music at the Limits (2007) 77 eksemplarer
The Pen and the Sword (1994) 60 eksemplarer
Conversations with Edward Said (2005) 30 eksemplarer
Literature and Society (1980) 19 eksemplarer
Grand Street #70: Against Nature (1900) 11 eksemplarer
Orientalism, book 1 of 2 (1978) — Forfatter — 5 eksemplarer
Subterranean Valletta (2012) 4 eksemplarer
Orientalism, book 2 of 2 (1977) 3 eksemplarer
Alif 2 eksemplarer
Ūslū 2, salām bilā arḍ (1995) 2 eksemplarer
Palestina : paz sin territorios (1997) 2 eksemplarer
from Orientalism 1 eksemplar
Kultur ve Direnis (2009) 1 eksemplar
戦争とプロパガンダ 2 (2002) 1 eksemplar
Wedge Number 7/8 (1985) 1 eksemplar
Said Edward 1 eksemplar
Yazinsal Elestiri Soylesiler (2017) 1 eksemplar
赛义德自选集 (1991) 1 eksemplar
The Reader 1 eksemplar

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Thank you NetGalley for the chance to read and review this!

As another reviewer on here said it; there is a reason Said is not known for his poetry. This was never really meant to be published (some really truly feel unfinished) and that it is collected will be off an interest to people studying him and his work; he is not a poet and there is no reason to make him one (his merits are known).

That being said, I do think there are beautiful moments within these poems, the first part of Desert Flowers for instance, "I fled with my hearts roof torn open, blown apart" from Wistful Music, and of course

"heard no, but hurt most certainly"
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bookstagramofmine | Feb 12, 2024 |
Subordinating culture is the fruit of imperialist tree.
Kavinay | 10 andre anmeldelser | Jan 2, 2024 |
The book will change the way you read the old classics - if you are Asian or have been colonized. When I read, for instance, "Heart of Darkness," I did not think of it as a book with imperialist overtones. However, authors are products of their times. Edward Said has done many of us a favour by writing this excellent book, which provides us with a different view of the old books.
He has included the recent imperialistic attitude of the American which, for instance, resulted in the Iraq War.
The book is excellent. Read it with care. Read it after you finish "Orientalism." Both books demand patience.
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RajivC | 10 andre anmeldelser | Dec 20, 2023 |
This book by Edward Said will open your eyes. I am unfamiliar with many of the authors he quotes. Yet, I could follow the argument. Most of us grew up accustomed to treating Western texts as gospel. These texts influenced generations of people from the Middle East to the Far East.
Reading this book, I realized the need to rethink my concepts and understanding of Western texts. It is difficult for a Westerner to write about 'The Orient.' It is difficult for us to write about 'The Occident.' We bring our prejudices to the table, something I did not fully realize until halfway through the book.
Read the book slowly: it demands patienc
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RajivC | 40 andre anmeldelser | Dec 20, 2023 |



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