- Publisher: Penguin
- ISBN-13: 9780143027980
- Pages: 416
- Binding: Paperback
- Year of Pub / Reprint Year: 2014
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About The Book
Now reissued with a substantial new afterword, this highly acclaimed overview of Western attitudes towards the East has become one of the canonical texts of cultural studies. Very excitingâ¦his case is not merely persuasive, but conclusive. John Leonard in The New York Times His most important book, Orientalism established a new benchmark for discussion of the West’s skewed view of the Arab and Islamic world.Simon Louvish in the New Statesman & Society âEdward Said speaks for interdisciplinarity as well as for monumental erudition¦The breadth of reading [is] astonishing. Fred Inglis in The Times Higher Education Supplement A stimulating, elegant yet pugnacious essay.Observer Exciting¦for anyone interested in the history and power of ideas.J.H. Plumb in The New York Times Book Review Beautifully patterned and passionately argued. Nicholas Richardson in the New Statesman & Society
About The Author
Edward Said was an author, literary theorist, educator, and public intellectual.
Said has also written Covering Islam: How The Media And The Experts Determine How We See The Rest Of The World, After The Last Sky: Palestinian Lives, and Nationalism, Colonialism, and Literature: Yeats and Decolonization.
Said was born on 1st November, 1935, in Palestine. He completed his schooling from the Anglican St. George’s School, Jerusalem, Victoria College, and the Northfield Mount Hermon School, Massachusetts. He then went on to pursue his undergraduate degree at Princeton University, followed by a master’s and doctoral degree in English, both from Harvard University. Said was presented with the Lannan Literary Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2001. He had also worked at Columbia University, holding the position of the Professor of English and Comparative Literature. He passed away on 25th September, 2003.