From the author of Orientalism, a searching examination of western culture and the roots of imperialism
Following his profoundly influential study, Orientalism, Edward Said now examines western culture. From Jane Austen to Salman Rushdie, from Yeats to media coverage of the Gulf War, Culture and Imperialism is a broad, fierce and wonderfully readable account of the roots of imperialism in European culture.
“Culture and Imperialism has an eloquent, urgent topicality rare in books by literary critics”
“Readers accustomed to the precision and elegance of Edward Said's analytical prowess will not be disappointed by Culture and Imperialism. Those discovering Said for the first time will be profoundly impressed”
“Edward 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 power”