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Said, Edward W.

Works: 923 works in 2,495 publications in 10 languages and 60,838 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Interviews  Comic books, strips, etc  Pictorial works  Graphic novels  Reviews  Book reviews  History  Conference proceedings 
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Roles: Interviewee, Editor, Actor, Commentator, Author of screenplay, Narrator, Annotator, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Dedicatee, Speaker, Author of introduction, Honoree, Collaborator
Classifications: DS119.7, 950.072
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Orientalism by Edward W Said( Book )
110 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,776 libraries worldwide
The theme is the way in which intellectual traditions are created and trans-mitted... Orientalism is the example Mr. Said uses, and by it he means something precise. The scholar who studies the Orient (and specifically the Muslim Orient), the imaginitive writer who takes it as his subject, and the institutions which have been concerned with teaching it, settling it, ruling it, all have a certain representation or idea of the Orient defined as being other than the Occident, mysterious, unchanging and ultimately inferior." --Albert Houran -- from (Jan. 28, 2014)
Culture and imperialism by Edward W Said( Book )
59 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 2,585 libraries worldwide
A landmark work from the intellectually auspicious author of Orientalism that explores the long-overlooked connections between the Western imperial endeavor and the culture that both reflected and reinforced it
Covering Islam : how the media and the experts determine how we see the rest of the world by Edward W Said( Book )
37 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and French and held by 1,995 libraries worldwide
"In this landmark work, for which he has written a new Introduction, one of our foremost public thinkers examines to origins and repercussions of the media's monolithic images of Islam. Combining political commentary with literary criticism, Edward Said reveals the hidden assumptions and distortions of fact that underlie even the most "objective" coverage of the Islamic world. In so doing, Covering Islam continues Said's lifelong investigation of the ways in which language not only describes but also defines political reality."--book jacket
The question of Palestine by Edward W Said( Book )
44 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,898 libraries worldwide
Still a basic and indespensible account of the Palestinian question, updated to include the most recent developments in the Middle East- from the intifada to the Gulf war to the historic peace conference in Madrid
Joseph Conrad and the fiction of autobiography by Edward W Said( Book )
29 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 1,757 libraries worldwide
Edward W. Said locates Joseph Conrad's fear of personal disintegration in his constant re-narration of the past. Using the author's personal letters as a guide to understanding his fiction, Said draws an important parallel between Conrad's view of his own life and the manner and form of his stories. The critic also argues that the author, who set his fiction in exotic locations like East Asia and Africa, projects political dimensions in his work that mirror a colonialist preoccupation with ""civilizing"" native peoples. Said then suggests that this dimension should be considered when read
The politics of dispossession : the struggle for Palestinian self-determination, 1969-1994 by Edward W Said( Book )
26 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 1,318 libraries worldwide
"Robert Hughes has written that Edward Said has always spoken for the "secular, liberal, and human strand in Arab culture whose voices are silenced by Middle Eastern regimes and ignored in America." This is a major collection of writingtimely, impassioned, and controversial - from our most important Arab scholar."--BOOK JACKET
The world, the text, and the critic by Edward W Said( Book )
32 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,260 libraries worldwide
Blaming the victims : spurious scholarship and the Palestinian question by Edward W Said( Book )
12 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and held by 1,191 libraries worldwide
Reflections on exile and other essays by Edward W Said( Book )
22 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 1,182 libraries worldwide
This Long-Awaited Collection of literary and cultural essays by Edward W. Said, the first since Harvard University Press published The World, the Text, and the Critic in 1983, reconfirms what no one can doubt -- that Said is the most impressive, consequential, and elegant critic of our time -- and offers further evidence of how much the fully engaged critical mind can contribute to the reservoir of value, thought, and action essential to our lives. As in the title essay, the widely admired "Reflections on Exile," the fact of his own exile and the fate of the Palestinians have given both form and the force of intimacy to the questions Said has pursued. Taken together, these essays -- from the famous to those that will surprise even Said's most assiduous followers -- afford rare insight into the formation of a critic and the development of an intellectual vocation. Said's topics are many and diverse, from the movie heroics of Tarzan to the machismo of Ernest Hemingway to the shades of difference that divide Alexandria and Cairo. He offers major reconsiderations of writers and artists such as George Orwell, Giambattista Vico, Georg Lukacs, R. P. Blackmur, E. M. Cioran, Naguib Mahfouz, Herman Melville, Joseph Conrad, Walter Lippmann, Samuel Huntington, Antonio Gramsci, and Raymond Williams. Said makes a strong and eloquent attack on what he calls "aestheticized powerlessness," a habitual stance of many in the academy. Most of the key debates in the humanities over the last thirty years are taken up in this book, and a number of them are given definitive treatment here
Beginnings : intention and method by Edward W Said( Book )
39 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in English and held by 1,168 libraries worldwide
Literature and society by English Institute( Book )
26 editions published between 1978 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,134 libraries worldwide
Nationalism, colonialism, and literature by Terry Eagleton( Book )
33 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,134 libraries worldwide
The three essays in this volume were originally published as individual pamphlets by the Field Day Theatre Company in Derry, Nothern Ireland. Founded in 1980 as a theatre cmpany, Field Day has eveolved as a publisher concerned with the typically Irish blend of political and cultural (mainly literary) forces which requires fresh analysis in view of the existing Irish political crisis. As a result, Field Day has published a series of pamphlets, in groups of three, to which the three essays printed here are the most recent contribution. Each of the essays deals with a different aspect of nationalism and the role of cultural production as a force in understanding the aftermath of colonization. In his essay, Terry Eagleton identifies two decolonizing stages: the achievement of national autonomy and personal autonomy. Frederic Jameson discusses the problematic relationship between the Third World and the "first world". Edward Said focuses on the poetry of Yeats and the role it played in the "liberationist" movement of decolonization
Palestine by Joe Sacco( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,072 libraries worldwide
In late 1991 and early 1992, Joe Sacco spent two months with Palestinians in the Occupied Territories, traveling and taking notes. Upon returning to the U.S., he started writing and drawing Palestine, which combined the techniques of eyewitness reportage with the medium of comic-book storytelling to explore this complex, emotionally weighty situation
Music at the limits by Edward W Said( Book )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Hebrew and held by 1,045 libraries worldwide
"Music at the Limits is the first book to bring together three decades of Edward W. Said's essays and articles on music. Addressing the work of a variety of composers, musicians, and performers, Said carefully draws out music's social, political, and cultural contexts and, as a classically trained pianist, provides rich and often surprising assessments of classical music and opera."--BOOK JACKET
The end of the peace process : Oslo and after by Edward W Said( Book )
21 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 1,012 libraries worldwide
Soon after the Oslo accords were signed in September 1993 by Israel and Palestinian Liberation Organization, Edward Said predicted that they could not lead to real peace. In these essays, most written for Arab and European newspapers, Said uncovers the political mechanism that advertises reconciliation in the Middle East while keeping peace out of the picture. Said argues that the imbalance in power that forces Palestinians and Arab states to accept the concessions of the United States and Israel prohibits real negotiations and promotes the second-class treatment of Palestinians. He documents what has really gone on in the occupied territories since the signing. He reports worsening conditions for the Palestinians critiques Yasir Arafat's self-interested and oppressive leadership, denounces Israel's refusal to recognize Palestine's past, and'in essays new to this edition'addresses the resulting unrest. In this unflinching cry for civic justice and self-determination, Said promotes not a political agenda but a transcendent alternative: the peaceful coexistence of Arabs and Jews enjoying equal rights and shared citizenship. From the Trade Paperback edition
After the last sky : Palestinian lives by Edward W Said( Book )
24 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and Persian and held by 1,011 libraries worldwide
On late style : music and literature against the grain by Edward W Said( Book )
27 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 962 libraries worldwide
"In his last book, Edward Said looks at a selection of essays, poems, novels, films, and operas to determine what late style may explain about the evolution of the creative life. He discusses how the approaching death of an artist can make its way "with anachronism and anomaly" into his work, as was the case in the late work of Thomas Mann, Richard Strauss, Jean Genet, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, and C. P. Cavafy. Said examinees Beethoven's Missa Solemnis, Genet's Le captif amoureux and Les paravents, Mozart's Cosi fan tutte, Visconti's film of Lampedusa's The Leopard, Euripides' The Bacchae and Iphigenia at Aulis, and Thomas Mann's Death in Venice, among other works."--BOOK JACKET
Parallels and paradoxes : explorations in music and society by Daniel Barenboim( Book )
27 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 910 libraries worldwide
This fascinating exchange between Daniel Barenboim, Music Director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, and Edward W. Said, the leading expert on the Middle East, grew out of the acclaimed Carnegie Hall Talks. A unique and impassioned discussion about politics and culture, it touches on many diverse subjects: the importance of a sense of place; the differences between writing prose and music; the conductors Wilhelm Furtwangler and Arturo Toscanini; Beethoven as the greatest sonata composer; the difficulty of playing Wagner; the sound at Bayreuth; the writers Balzac, Dickens, and Adorno; the importance of great teachers; and the power of culture to transcend all national and political differences--something they both witnessed when they brought together young Arab and Israeli musicians to play at Weimar in 1999. Although Barenboim and Said have very different points of view, they act as catalysts for each other. The originality of their ideas makes this a book that is both accessible and compelling for anyone who is interested in the culture of the twenty-first century
Humanism and democratic criticism by Edward W Said( Book )
13 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 802 libraries worldwide
In the radically changed and highly charged political atmosphere that has overtaken the United States -- and to varying degrees the rest of the world -- since September 11, 2001, the notion that cultures can harmoniously and productively coexist has come to seem like little more than a quaint fiction. In this time of heightened animosity and aggression, have humanistic values and democratic principles become irrelevant? Are they merely utopian fantasies? Or are they now more urgent and necessary than ever before?Ever since the ascendancy of critical theory and multicultural studies in the 1960s and 1970s, traditional humanistic education has been under assault. Often condemned as the intolerant voice of the masculine establishment and regularly associated with Eurocentrism and even imperialism, the once-sacred literary canon is now more likely to be ridiculed than revered. While this seismic shift -- brought on by advances in technological communication, intellectual specialization, and cultural sensitivity -- has eroded the former primacy of the humanities, Edward Said argues that a more democratic form of humanism -- one that aims to incorporate, emancipate, and enlighten -- is still possible. A lifelong humanist, Said believed that self-knowledge is the highest form of human achievement and the true goal of humanistic education. But he also believed that self-knowledge is unattainable without an equal degree of self-criticism, or the awareness that comes from studying and experiencing other peoples, traditions, and ideas.Proposing a return to philology and a more expansive literary canon as strategies for revitalizing the humanities, Said contends that words are not merely passive figures but vital agents in historical and political change. Intellectuals must reclaim an active role in public life, but at the same time, insularity and parochialism, as well as the academic trend toward needless jargon and obscurantism, must be combated. The "humanities crisis," according to Said, is based on the misperception that there is an inexorable conflict between established traditions and our increasingly complex and diversified world. Yet this position fails to recognize that the canonized thinkers of today were the revolutionaries of yesterday and that the nature of human progress is to question, upset, and reform. By considering the emerging social responsibilities of writers and intellectuals in an ever more interdependent world and exploring the enduring influence of Eric Auerbach's critical masterpiece, Mimesis, Said not only makes a persuasive case for humanistic education but provides his own captivating and deeply personal perspective on our shared intellectual heritage -- Product Description
From Oslo to Iraq and the road map by Edward W Said( Book )
20 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and French and held by 757 libraries worldwide
"In From Oslo to Iraq and the Road Map, Said writes about the second intifada and about the so-called peace process, which he terms a kind of "fast-food peace" underscored by "malevolent sloppiness." He discusses the breach of democracy in the last American presidential election and describes the Bush administration as hopeless in its allegiance to the Christian right and to the big oil companies. He writes passionately against the war in Iraq and condemns the "road map" as a plan not for peace but for pacification of the Palestinians. He makes clear the ways in which the U.S. response to 9/11 has further destabilized the Middle East, but finds as well reasons for hope: the Palestinian National Initiative, an organization of grassroots activists who share a burgeoning idea of democracy "undreamed of by the [Palestinian] Authority." What has always set Said apart is his ability to state the uncensored truth about the realities of the Palestinian experience, from land expropriation and dispossession, to assassinations, roadblocks, and house demolitions." "In this book, Said reveals information that never finds its way into the American media, thus providing a real context for our understanding of the Middle East."--Jacket
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Alternative Names
Aiḍvarḍ Saʻīd
Edward W. Said
Idward W. Saʻīd
Sa’id, Idward W.
Sa´id Idwārd W. 1935-2003
Saʻīd, Aiḍvarḍ
Said, Ėdvard V. 1935-2003
Said, Edward.
Said, Edward, 1935-2003
Said, Edward W.
Saïd, Edward W. 1935-2003
Said, Edward Wadie
Said, Edward William.
Said, Edward William 1935-2003
Saʻīd, Idvārd V., 1935-2003
Saʿīd, Idwār, 1935-2003
Saʿīd, Idward, 1935-2003
Saʻīd, Idwārd W.
Saʻīd, Idwārd W., 1935-2003
Saidu 1935-2003
Sayide, 1935-2003
Sayide, Aidehua
Саид, Эдвард В. (Эдвард Вади), 1935-2003
סעיד, אדוארד
إدوارد سعيد، 1935-2003
سعيد, إدوار
سعيد، إدوار، 1935-2003
سعيد، إدوارد
سعيد، إدوارد و.
سعيد, ادوارد و., 1935-2003
سعيد، ادورد
سعيد، إدورد و., 1935-2003
サイード, エドワード
サイード, エドワード・W
サイード, エドワード・W. 1935-2003
薩依德, 1935-2003
English (774)
French (10)
Arabic (4)
Turkish (3)
Persian (2)
Italian (2)
Hebrew (2)
Spanish (2)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (1)
Korean (1)
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