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Orientalism

by Edward W. Said

|October 12, 1979

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More than three decades after its first publication, Edward Said's groundbreaking critique of the West's historical, cultural, and political perceptions of the East has become a modern classic. In this wide-ranging, intellectually vigorous study, Said traces…
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A landmark work from the author of Orientalism that explores the long-overlooked connections between the Western imperial endeavor and the culture that both reflected and reinforced it. In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, as the Western powers built…

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Naguib Mahfouz’s magnificent epic trilogy of colonial Egypt appears here in one volume for the first time. The Nobel Prize—winning writer’s masterwork is the engrossing story of a Muslim family in Cairo during Britain’s occupation of Egypt in the early decades of…
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In these impassioned and inspiring essays, based on his 1993 Reith Lectures, Edward Said explores what it means to be an intellectual today.  Are intellectuals merely the servants of special interests or do they have a larger responsibility? In…
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With an extended new preface by the author.'One of the most important intellectuals alive' IndependentOne of Noam Chomsky’s most important and renowned works, Fateful Triangle is a devastating indictment of American and Israeli foreign policy which covers a…
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From one of the most important intellectuals of our time comes an extraordinary story of exile and a celebration of an irrecoverable past. A fatal medical diagnosis in 1991 convinced Edward Said that he should leave a record of where he was born and spent his…

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In this classic work, now updated, the author of Culture and Imperialism reveals the hidden agendas and distortions of fact that underlie even the most "objective" coverage of the Islamic world. From the Iranian hostage crisis through the Gulf War and the bombing…
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This extraordinarily wide-ranging work represents a new departure for contemporary literary theory. Author of Beginnings and the controversial Orientalism , Edward Said demonstrates that modern critical discourse has been impressively strengthened by the writings…
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Edward Said, the renowned literary and cultural critic and passionately engaged intellectual, is one of our era's most formidable, provocative, and important thinkers.  For more than three decades his books, which include Culture and Imperialism ,…
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Un clásico imprescindible para comprender los eternos malentendidos sobre el mundo islámico. En estos tiempos en que los medios de comunicación nos inundan y se ven inundados por imágenes y estereotipos que se refieren al Islam y a los musulmanes, Edward W. Said…
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Una lectura de la formación de la crítica contemporánea y del pensamiento cultural. El mundo, el texto y el crítico atestigua el vasto espectro de intereses de su autor y la ejemplar sutileza de sus análisis. Más de una década le tomó a Said componer la docena de…

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La selección definitiva de los ensayos culturales y literarios de Edward W. Said realizada por el propio autor. Este libro reúne ensayos sobre temas culturales y literarios escritos por Edward W. Said a lo largo de tres décadas de intenso trabajo intelectual y…