Edward Said : Criticism and Society, Paperback / softback Book

Edward Said : Criticism and Society Paperback / softback


Few public intellectuals have had such a big impact outside the academy as Edward Said.

This, the first full-length intellectual biography of the groundbreaking author of Orientalism, reveals some startling observations.

Abdirahman Hussein argues that underneath Said's carefully constructed eclecticism there is a global method in his work.

Taking Beginnings as the key text Hussein asserts that the discontinuity of the Palestinian experience informs Said's oeuvre but simultaneously transcends it in a permanent search for a new synthesis.

Hussein argues that this informs Said's approach not only to Conrad, Swift, and Eliot, but also to Lukacs, Williams, Gramsci, and Adorno.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 339 pages
  • Publisher: Verso Books
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  • Category: Biography: general
  • ISBN: 9781859843901



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