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Edward W Said

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Edward Said was born in Jerusalem in 1935. In 1951 he attended a private preparatory high school in Massachusetts, America and he went on to study at Princeton University for his BA and at Yale for his MA and PhD. He became University Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. Said was bestowed with numerous honorary doctorates from universities around the world and twice received Columbia's Trilling Award and the Wellek Prize of the American Comparative Literature Association. He is best known for describing and critiquing 'Orientalism' and his book on the subject was published in 1978. He died in 2003.

Books by Edward W Said


The book that redefined our understanding of the legacy of European colonialism and empire, now reissued with a new PMC jacket

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Covering Islam

'Edward Said is a brilliant and unique amalgam of scholar, aesthete and political activist... He challenges and stimulates our thinking in every area' Washington Post Book Review

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Culture and Imperialism

From the author of Orientalism, a searching examination of western culture and the roots of imperialism

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