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Born in Jerusalem and educated at Victoria College in Cairo and at Princeton and Harvard universities, Edward Said has taught at Columbia University since 1963 and has been a visiting professor at Harvard and Johns Hopkins University. He has had an unusual dual career as a professor of comparative literature, a recognized expert on the novelist and short story writer Joseph Conrad, (see Vol. 1) and as one of the most significant contemporary writers on the Middle East, especially the Palestinian question and the plight of Palestinians living in the occupied territories. Although he is not a trained historian, his Orientalism (1978) is one of the most stimulating critical evaluations of traditional Western writing on Middle Eastern history, societies, and literature. In the controversial Covering Islam (1981), he examined how the Western media have biased Western perspectives on the Middle East. A Palestinian by birth, Said has sought to show how Palestinian history differs from the rest of Arabic history because of the encounter with Jewish settlers and to present to Western readers a more broadly representative Palestinian position than they usually obtain from Western sources. Said is presently Old Dominion Foundation Professor in the Humanities at Columbia, editor of Arab Studies Quarterly, and chair of the board of trustees of the Institute of Arab Studies. He is a member of the Palestinian National Council as well as the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. (Bowker Author Biography) Edward W. Said is University Professor of English & Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He is the author of nineteen books, including "Orientalism" (which was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award), "Culture & Imperialism", "The End of the Peace Process", & "Out of Place", a memoir. He lives in New York City. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Orientalism 4,897 copies, 39 reviews
Culture and Imperialism 1,805 copies, 9 reviews
Out of Place: a memoir 659 copies, 10 reviews
The Question of Palestine 393 copies, 3 reviews
Freud and the Non-European 184 copies, 4 reviews
Music at the Limits 62 copies, 1 review
The Pen and the Sword 53 copies, 1 review
Conversations with Edward Said 27 copies, 1 review
Alif 2 copies
The Reader 1 copy
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Kim (Introduction, some editions) 7,996 copies, 183 reviews
Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature (Introduction, some editions) 2,096 copies, 13 reviews
Palestine (Introduction, some editions) 1,543 copies, 39 reviews
Complete Stories: 1884-1891 (Editor) 273 copies
The Best American Travel Writing 2001 (Contributor) 227 copies, 1 review
Lord Jim [Norton Critical Edition, 2nd ed.] (Contributor) 149 copies, 2 reviews
Granta 67: Women and Children First (Contributor) 131 copies
The Battle of Algiers [1966 film] (Narrator (Documentary), some editions) 108 copies, 3 reviews
Jewish History, Jewish Religion: The Weight of Three Thousand Years (Foreword, some editions) 105 copies, 1 review
Granta 13: After the Revolution (Contributor) 47 copies
Granta 147: 40th Birthday Special (Contributor) 43 copies, 1 review
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