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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... culture, and socioeconomic reality. Our role is to widen the field of discussion, not to set limits in accord with the prevailing authority.
... was meant to be a testament to the diversity and concreteness of the reality represented in Western literature from Homer to Virginia Woolf; ...
... despite the reality that, as I said at the outset, the world does have a real interdependence of parts that leaves no genuine opportunity for isolation.
... and vocabulary that have given it reality and presence in and for the West. ... was essentially an idea, or a creation with no corresponding reality.
... then according to a detailed logic governed not simply by empirical reality but by a battery of desires, repressions, investments, and projections.
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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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