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01 June 2021
A definitive volume expanded and updated to do justice to the four decade career of one of the most important cultural and intellectual thinkers of the 21st century The renowned literary and cultural critic and political thinker Edward Said was one of our era's most provocative and important thinkers. This comprehensive collection of his work, expanded from the earlier Edward Said Reader, now draws from across his entire four-decade career, including his posthumously published books, making it a definitive one-volume source.

The Selected Works includes key sections from all of Said's books, including his groundbreaking Orientalism; his memoir, Out of Place; and his last book, On Late Style. Whether writing of Zionism or Palestinian self-determination, Jane Austen or Yeats, or of music or the media, Said's uncompromising intelligence casts urgent light on every subject he undertakes. The Selected Works is a joy for the general reader and an indispensable resource for scholars in the many fields that his work has influenced and transformed.
By:   Edward Said
Edited by:   Moustafa Bayoumi, Assistant Professor of English Andrew Rubin (Columbia University)
Imprint:   Bloomsbury
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 135mm, 
Weight:   696g
ISBN:   9781526623539
ISBN 10:   1526623536
Pages:   656
Publication Date:   01 June 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

Reviews for The Selected Works of Edward Said: 1966-2006

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 *

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