Representations of the Intellectual : The 1993 Reith Lectures Paperback
In this series of essays, based on his 1993 Reith Lectures, Edward Said explores what it means to be an intellectual today.
It is, he argues, the intellectual's role to represent a message or view not only to, but for, a public, and to do so as an outsider - someone who cannot be co-opted by a government or corporation.
Interweaving literature, history and philosophy, Said describes and demonstrates how the intellectual must remain a dissenter, never putting solidarity before criticism, and speak from the margins for both the people and the issues which are routinely forgotten or ignored.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 112 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 21/04/1994
- Category: Literary essays
- ISBN: 9780099424512