After the Last Sky: Palestinian Lives

Paperback | July 20, 1999

byEdward W. SaidPhotographed byJean Mohr

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A searing portrait of Palestinian life and identity that is at once an exploration of Edward Said's unclaimable past and a testimony to the lives of those living in exile.

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The only connection Edward W. Said has left with the country of his youth is a state of mind. In exile from Palestine and its surrounding countries, he describes the anguish of displacement and the power of affirmation. After the Last Sky: Palestinian Lives is an account of Said's personal struggle of maintaining a Palestinian identity...

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A searing portrait of Palestinian life and identity that is at once an exploration of Edward Said's unclaimable past and a testimony to the lives of those living in exile.

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A searing portrait in words and photographs of Palestinian life and identity that is at once an exploration of Edward Said's own dislocated past and a testimony to the lives of those living in exile.

Born in Jerusalem in 1935, Edward W. Said was one of the world's most celebrated, outspoken, and influential public intellectuals until his death on September 24, 2003. He is the author of more than twenty books that have been translated into thirty-six languages, including Beginnings (1975); The Question of Palestine (1979); the inte...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.4 × 9.6 × 0.68 inPublished:July 20, 1999Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231114494

ISBN - 13:9780231114493

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The only connection Edward W. Said has left with the country of his youth is a state of mind. In exile from Palestine and its surrounding countries, he describes the anguish of displacement and the power of affirmation. After the Last Sky: Palestinian Lives is an account of Said's personal struggle of maintaining a Palestinian identity and alleviating the nostalgia he feels for Palestinian life in his national homelessness. Full of stirring photos that Said explains with equally visual text, the stories and images will remained fixed in your imagination.

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A very personal text, and a very moving one, about an internal struggle: the anguish of living with displacement, with exile.... The most beautiful piece of prose... about what it means to be a Palestinian.