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Power, Politics, and Cultureby Edward W. Said
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Edward Said has long been considered one of the world’s most compelling public intellectuals, taking on a remarkable array of topics with his many publications. But no single book has encompassed the vast scope of his stimulating erudition quite like Power, Politics, and Culture, a collection of interviews from the last three decades.
In these twenty-eight interviews, Said addresses everything from Palestine to Pavarotti, from his nomadic upbringing under colonial rule to his politically active and often controversial adulthood, and reflects on Austen, Beckett, Conrad, Naipaul, Mahfouz, and Rushdie, as well as on fellow critics Bloom, Derrida, and Foucault. The passion Said feels for literature, music, history, and politics is powerfully conveyed in this indispensable complement to his prolific life's work.
Edward W. Said is University Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He is the
A collection of interviews conducted during the past twenty-five years covers such topics as Said's nomadic upbringing under colonial rule, his politically active childhood, and his perspectives of fellow critics. Reprint.
This wide-ranging collection of interviews with Edward W. Said conducted over the past quarter-century offers a fascinating opportunity to experience the unique and compelling voice of one of the truly great public intellectuals of our time.
Here Edward Said addresses everything from Palestine to Pavarotti, from his nomadic upbringing under colonial role to his politically active and often controversial adulthood. He reflects on Austen, Beckett, Conrad, Naipaul, Mahfouz, and Rushdie, as well as on fellow critics Bloom, Derrida, and Foucault. In this indispensable book one of our most formidably provocative and optimistic thinkers carries on an unflinching dialogue with the world.
About the Author
\Edward W. Said is University Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He is the author of more than twenty books, including Orientalism (which was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award), Covering Islam, Peace and Its Discontents, The Politics of Dispossession, Culture and Imperialism, Representations of the Intellectual, The Question of Palestine, Out of Place, The Edward Said Reader, and The End of the Peace Process.
Gauri Viswanathan is Class of 1933 Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University. She is the author of Masks of Conquest: Literary Study and British Rule in India and Outside the Fold: Conversion, Modernity, and Belief.
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