Reflections on Exile and Other Essays

ISBN-10: 0674009975

ISBN-13: 9780674009974

Edition: 2000 (Reprint)

Authors: Edward W. Said
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Description: With their powerful blend of political and aesthetic concerns, Edward W. Said's writings have transformed the field of literary studies. This long-awaited collection of literary and cultural essays, the first since Harvard University Press published The World, the Text, and the Critic in 1983, reconfirms what no one can doubt--that Said is the most impressive, consequential, and elegant critic of our time--and offers further evidence of how much the fully engaged critical mind can contribute to the reservoir of value, thought, and action essential to our lives and our culture. As in the title essay, the widely admired "Reflections on Exile," the fact of his own exile and the fate of the Palestinians have given both form and the force of intimacy to the questions Said has pursued. Taken together, these essays--from the famous to those that will surprise even Said's most assiduous followers--afford rare insight into the formation of a critic and the development of an intellectual vocation. Said's topics are many and diverse, from the movie heroics of Tarzan to the machismo of Ernest Hemingway to the shades of difference that divide Alexandria and Cairo. He offers major reconsiderations of writers and artists such as George Orwell, Giambattista Vico, Georg Lukacs, R. P. Blackmur, E. M. Cioran, Naguib Mahfouz, Herman Melville, Joseph Conrad, Walter Lippman, Samuel Huntington, Antonio Gramsci, and Raymond Williams. Invigorating, edifying, acutely attentive to the vying pressures of personal and historical experience, his book is a source of immeasurable intellectual delight.

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List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 11/30/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 656
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Introduction
Labyrinth of Incarnations: The Essays of Maurice Merleau-Ponty
Sense and Sensibility
Amateur of the Insoluble
A Standing Civil War
Arabic Prose and Prose Fiction After 1948
Between Chance and Determinism: Lukacs's Aesthetik
Conrad and Nietzsche
Vico on the Discipline of Bodies and Texts
Tourism among the Dogs
Bitter Dispatches from the Third World
Grey Eminence
Among the Believers
Opponents, Audiences, Constituencies, and Community
Bursts of Meaning
Egyptian Rites
The Future of Criticism
Reflections on Exile
Michel Foucault, 1927-1984
Orientalism Reconsidered
Remembrances of Things Played: Presence and Memory in the Pianist's Art
How Not to Get Gored
Foucault and the Imagination of Power
The Horizon of R. P. Blackmur
Cairo Recalled: Growing Up in the Cultural Crosscurrents of 1940s Egypt
Through Gringo Eyes: With Conrad in Latin America
The Quest for Gillo Pontecorvo
Representing the Colonized: Anthropology's Interlocutors
After Mahfouz
Jungle Calling
Cairo and Alexandria
Homage to a Belly-Dancer
Introduction to Moby-Dick
The Politics of Knowledge
Identity, Authority, and Freedom: The Potentate and the Traveler
The Anglo-Arab Encounter
Nationalism, Human Rights, and Interpretation
Traveling Theory Reconsidered
History, Literature, and Geography
Contra Mundum
Bach's Genius, Schumann's Eccentricity, Chopin's Ruthlessness, Rosen's Gift
Fantasy's Role in the Making of Nations
On Defiance and Taking Positions
From Silence to Sound and Back Again: Music, Literature, and History
On Lost Causes
Between Worlds
The Clash of Definitions
Notes
Credits
Index
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