Edward Said: A Critical Introduction

Edward Said: A Critical Introduction

Valerie Kennedy

Edward stated is without doubt one of the most advantageous thinkers writing at the present time. His paintings as a literary and cultural critic, a political commentator, and the champion of the reason for Palestinian rights has given him a different place in western highbrow lifestyles. This new ebook is a huge exploration and review of his writings in these kind of major areas.

concentrating on Said's insistence at the connection among literature, politics and tradition, Kennedy bargains an summary and evaluate of the most strands of Said's paintings, drawing out the hyperlinks and contradictions among every one sector. The ebook starts with an exam of Orientalism, one of many founding texts of post-colonial reviews. Kennedy appears to be like on the ebook intimately, probing either its strengths and weaknesses, and linking it to its sequel, tradition and Imperialism. She then examines Said's paintings at the Palestinian humans, together with his emphasis at the desire for a Palestinian narrative to counter pro-Israeli debts of the center East, and his searing criticisms folks, Israeli, or even Arab governments. The ebook closes with an exam of Said's value within the box of post-colonial reviews, particularly colonial discourse research and post-colonial thought, and his value as a public highbrow.

This e-book could be of serious curiosity to an individual learning post-colonialism, literary idea, politics, and the center East, in addition to someone drawn to Said's writings.

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