Culture And Imperialism

Culture And Imperialism

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Following his profoundly influential study, "Orientalism", Edward Said now examines western culture. From Jane Austen to Salman Rushdie, from Yeats to media coverage of the Gulf War, "Culture and Imperialism" is a broad, fierce and wonderfully readable account of the roots of imperialism in European culture.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 36mm | 339.99g
  • Vintage Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099967502
  • 9780099967507
  • 35,738

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"Culture and Imperialism has an eloquent, urgent topicality rare in books by literary critics" -- Camille Paglia "Readers accustomed to the precision and elegance of Edward Said's analytical prowess will not be disappointed by Culture and Imperialism. Those discovering Said for the first time will be profoundly impressed" -- Toni Morrison "Edward Said helps us to understand who we are and what we must do if we are to aspire to be moral agents, not servants of power" -- Noam Chomsky
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About Edward W. Said

Edward Said was born in Jerusalem in 1935. In 1951 he attended a private preparatory high school in Massachusetts, America and he went on to study at Princeton University for his BA and at Yale for his MA and PhD. He became University Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia Unversity. Said was bestowed with numerous honorary doctorates from universities around the world and twice received Columbia's Trilling Award and the Wellek Prize of the American Comparative Literature Association. He is best known for describing and critiquing 'Orientalism' and his book on the subject was published in 1978. He died in 2003.
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Review Text

Reissue of Said's examining of western culture, which takes in everything from Jane Austen to Salman Rushdie, Yeats and media coverage of the Gulf War. 'Has an eloquent, urgent topicality rare in books by literary critics' Camille Paglia
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