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Edward Said: Criticism and Society

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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 ...more
Paperback, 348 pages
Published September 17th 2004 by Verso (first published December 2002)
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Kit
Nov 07, 2007 Kit rated it did not like it
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not terribly insightful overview of Said's work, written in stolidly clunky academic jargon. Said himself barely ever wrote like this - saw academic jargon as exclusionary. go to the source instead.
Clio
I hope someday someone loves me the way Hussein loves Said. I hope I am able to love other authors as nakedly.
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