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Out of place : a memoir

Author: Edward W Said
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Out of Place is an extraordinary story of exile, a narrative of many departures, 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 Arab landscape of his early years - "the many places and people [who] no longer exist ... Essentially a lost world." Vast  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Said, Edward W.
Out of place.
New York : Knopf, 1999
(OCoLC)607291864
Online version:
Said, Edward W.
Out of place.
New York : Knopf, 1999
(OCoLC)608139336
Named Person: Edward W Said; Edward W Said; Edward W Said
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward W Said
ISBN: 0394587391 9780394587394
OCLC Number: 41355757
Awards: Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, 2000.
Description: xv, 295 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Edward W. Said.
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"Out of Place is an extraordinary story of exile, a narrative of many departures, 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 Arab landscape of his early years - "the many places and people [who] no longer exist ... Essentially a lost world." Vast changes occurred as Palestine became Israel, Lebanon was transformed by twenty years of civil war, and the colonial Egypt of King Farouk disappeared forever by 1952." "Underscoring all is the confusion of identity as Said had to come to terms with the dissonance of being an American citizen, a Christian and a Palestinian, and, ultimately, an outsider."--Jacket.

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