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Author McCarthy, Conor
Title The Cambridge introduction to Edward Said / Conor McCarthy
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010
book jacket
 Euro-Am Studies Lib 2F  801.95092 Sa212mc 2010    AVAILABLE  -  30500101461005
Descript ix, 158 p. ; 24 cm
Series Cambridge introductions to literature
Cambridge introductions to literature
Note "One of the most famous literary critics of the twentieth century, Edward Said's work has been hugely influential far beyond academia. As a prominent advocate for the Palestinian cause and a noted music critic, Said redefined the role of the public intellectual. In his books, as scholarly as they are readable, he challenged conventional critical demarcations between disciplines. His major opus, Orientalism, is a key text in postcolonial studies that continues to influence as well as challenge scholars in the field. Conor McCarthy introduces the reader to Said's major works and examines how his work and life were intertwined. He explains recurring themes in Said's writings on literature and empire, on intellectuals and literary theory, on music and on the Israel/Palestine conflict. This concise, informative and clearly written introduction for students beginning to study Said is ideally set up to explain the complexities of his work to new audiences"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (p. 150-152) and index
Introduction, life, work: beginning with Edward Said: history, biography, criticism -- Influences. Phenomenology -- Philology -- Marxism -- Poststructuralism -- Works. Beginnings: intention and method (1975) -- Orientalism (1978) -- The question of Palestine (1979) -- The world, the text, and the critic (1983) -- Culture and Imperialism (1993) -- Reception
Subject Said, Edward W
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