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From one of the most important intellectuals of our time comes an extraordinary story of exile and a celebration of an irrecoverable past. A fatal medical diagnosis in 1991 convinced Edward Said that he should leave a record of where he was born and spent his childhood, and so with this memoir he rediscovers the lost Arab world of his early years in Palestine, Lebanon, and Egypt.

Said writes with great passion and wit about his family and his friends from his birthplace in Jerusalem, schools in Cairo, and summers in the mountains above Beirut, to boarding school and college in the United States, revealing an unimaginable world of rich, colorful characters and exotic eastern landscapes. Underscoring all is the confusion of identity the young Said experienced as he came to terms with the dissonance of being an American citizen, a Christian and a Palestinian, and, ultimately, an outsider. Richly detailed, moving, often profound, Out of Place depicts a young man's coming of age and the genesis of a great modern thinker.

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After a fatal medical diagnosis in 1991, Edward Said decided to leave a personal record of his life, one that re-creates the lost Arab world of his childhood in Palestine, Lebanon, and Egypt. Photos.

About the Author

Edward Said is University Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia Universtuy. He lives in New York City.

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ISBN:
9780679730675
Author:
Said, Edward W.
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Said, Edward W.
Location:
New York
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Social Scientists & Psychologists
Subject:
Intellectuals
Subject:
Palestinian Americans
Subject:
Scientists & Psychologists
Subject:
Biography-Social Scientists and Psychologists
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
1588
Publication Date:
20000931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 PAGE PHOTO SECTION
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.08x5.28x.68 in. .69 lbs.

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