Power, Politics, and Culture: Interviews with Edward W. Said (Paperback)
Interviews with Edward W. Said
Vintage, 9781400030668, 512pp.
Publication Date: August 27, 2002
In these twenty-eight interviews, Said addresses everything from Palestine to Pavarotti, from his nomadic upbringing under colonial rule to his politically active and often controversial adulthood, and reflects on Austen, Beckett, Conrad, Naipaul, Mahfouz, and Rushdie, as well as on fellow critics Bloom, Derrida, and Foucault. The passion Said feels for literature, music, history, and politics is powerfully conveyed in this indispensable complement to his prolific life's work.
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Praise For Power, Politics, and Culture: Interviews with Edward W. Said…
“A fascinating, oblique entry into the mind of one whose own writings . . . are a brilliant questioning chronicle of contemporary culture and values.” --Nadine Gordimer
"Edward Said [is] arguably the most consequential literary, cultural, and geopolitical critic of our time." —Richard Poirier
"These fascinating and revealing interviews reinforce Edward Said's standing as one of our foremost public intellectuals. His is a democratic and cosmopolitan humanism . . . [that] enlarge[s] our understanding of the world and of ourselves." —Eric Foner