Edward Said

Publisher: Verso Books Release date: 2019-08-13

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An intimate account of EdwardSad's life and thoughtEdward Saidis apersonal, literary portrait of one of the twentieth century's most influential scholars, written by his close friend and confidante.Here, Lebanese novelist and essayist Dominique Edde offers a fascinating and fresh presentation of his oeuvre from his earliest writings on Joseph Conrad to his most famous texts,OrientalismandCulture and Imperialism.Edde weaves together accounts of the genesis and content of Said's work, his intellectual development, and her own reflections and personal recollections of their friendship, which began in 1979 and lasted until Said's death in 2003. In this intimate and searching portrait of Said's thought, Edde continues to maintain their dialogue despite his death, trying to make peace with the loss of a collaborator with whom she still wants to talk and disagree.Bringing togetherpersonal reflection and theoretical innovation, reflective mourning and immediate argument, Edde has written a testament to a great intellectual passion.Both specialists of Said's work and newcomers will find much to learn in this rich portrait of one of the twentieth century's most important intellectuals.

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Genre: Biography: literary

Collection: Verso

Type: EPub

Pages: 224

ISBN: 9781788734134

Additional Information

Genre: Biography: literary

Collection: Verso

Type: EPub

Pages: 224

ISBN: 9781788734134

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