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
- Publication Date: 11/08/2004
- Category: Biography: general
- ISBN: 9781859843901