Edward Said and the Literary, Social, and Political World

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-04-21
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Edward Said is widely recognized for his work as a critic and theorist of Orientalism and the Palestine crisis, but far less attention has been devoted to his considerable body of literary and cultural criticism. In this edited collection, the contributors - many among the foremost Said scholars in the world - examine Said as the literary critic; his relationship to other major contemporary thinkers (including Derrida, Ricoeur, Barthes and Bloom); and his involvement with major movements and concerns of his time (such as music, Feminism, New Humanism, and Marxism). Featuring freshly carved out essays on new areas of intervention, the volume is an indispensable addition for those interested in Edward Said and the many areas in which his legacy looms.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xix
Introductionp. xxi
'A Roomy Place Full of Possibility': Said's Orientalism and the Literaryp. 3
Edward Said and Roland Barthes: Criticism versus Essayism. Or, Roads and Meetings Missedp. 19
Derrida and Said: Ships that Pass in the Nightp. 36
Said...Bloom...Vicop. 53
The Materiality and Ideality of Text: Said and Ricoeurp. 65
'The Southern Question' and Said's Geographical Critical Consciousnessp. 77
Fellow Travellers and Homeless Souls: Said's Critical Marxismp. 91
Edward Said and the Interplay of Music, History and Ideologyp. 104
Edward Said and (the Postcolonial Occlusion of) Genderp. 124
Reading Orientalism in Istanbul: Edward Said and Orhan Pamukp. 137
On Late Style: Edward Said's Humanismp. 150
Autobiography and Exile: Edward Said's Out of Placep. 165
Edward Said, American International Policy and the War on Terrorp. 176
Representations of the Intellectual: The Historian as 'Outsider'p. 190
Contributorsp. 207
Indexp. 211
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