Edward W. Said was the author of more than twenty books, including Orientalism, which was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, Culture and Imperialism, and a memoir, Out of Place. He died in 2003.
A writer who 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 -- Noam Chomsky What Said stands for - critical intelligence, high art and the preservation of the language - must be at the centre of our lives -- Hanif Kureishi I was dependent on his voice ... A necessary voice as well as an eloquent and powerful one. Particularly now, it seems critical that he'd weigh in on things, critique things. He's sui generis -- Toni Morrison Edward Said was an intellectual with a passion for justice, and he allowed nothing to deter him in its pursuit -- Archbishop Desmond Tutu The great public intellectual in late twentieth century United States of America -- Cornel West Said challenges and stimulates our thinking in every area * Washington Post * Beautifully patterned and passionately argued * New Statesman * Edward Said belongs to that small band of American intellectuals who talk sense (and write beautifully) about the outside world * Guardian * Stimulating, elegant and pugnacious * Observer * No-one studying the relations between the West and the decolonizing world can ignore Mr. Said's work * New York Times Book Review * Said is a brilliant and unique amalgam of scholar, aesthete and political activist, an inspiring role model for a younger generation seeking their cultural identity -- Camille Paglia Magnificently eloquent, lucid, judicious * Guardian * 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 -- Noam Chomsky Magisterial -- Terry Eagleton One of the leading thinkers of the age * New York Observer * Probably the best-known intellectual in the world -- Tony Judt * The Nation *