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.
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... being by training and practice a teacher of the mainly European and American humanities, a specialist in modern comparative literature.
This of course is also V. S. Naipaul's contribution to literature, that the victims of empire wail on while their country goes to the dogs.
As a humanist whose field is literature, I am old enough to have been trained forty years ago in the field of comparative literature, whose leading ideas go ...
... was meant to be a testament to the diversity and concreteness of the reality represented in Western literature from Homer to Virginia Woolf; ...
Whether discussions of literature or of classical philology are fraught with—or have unmediated—political significance is a very large question that I have ...
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ORIENTALISMUser Review - Kirkus
One may quibble with the title: this is a study of Islamic Orientalism solely, of Western representations of the Near East, with little or no direct reference to Persia, India, China, Japan. Professor ... Read full review
Review: OrientalismUser Review - Leonard - Goodreads
Said's masterwork on the Western view of the East is not only a breathtaking work of scholarship, but a vital method of understanding the 'othering' that has allowed us to come to our current grim political pass. Read full review
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