Reflections On Exile And Other Literary And Cultural Essays

Heftet / 2012 / Engelsk

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9781847085979
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2012
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Granta Books
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01, G
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Engelsk
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656
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753 gr
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234 mm
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153 mm
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39 mm
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Reflections On Exile And Other Literary And Cultural Essays

Heftet / 2012 / Engelsk
With their powerful blend of political and aesthetic concerns, Edward W. Said's writings have transformed the field of literary studies. 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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A compilation of 35 years' worth of critical essays from one of the boldest and most articulate cultural theorists of our time
The collection will serve as an ideal primer in the evolution of a critical position that established [Said's] international reputation--and gained him some fierce opponents--as a leading intellectual voice in the humanities...One of the many pleasures of this volume lies in Said's command of the personal essay...This collection contains a variety of essays that equally display his aesthetic refinement, his comparative perspective, his interdisciplinary spirit, and his ideological conviction.--Philip Mosley "Comparative Literature Studies "
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A compilation of 35 years' worth of critical essays from one of the boldest and most articulate cultural theorists of our time
Edward Said (1935-2003) was one of the world's most influential literary and cultural critics. Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, he was the author of twenty-two books, including Orientalism, Culture and Imperialism and Beginnings. He was also a music critic, opera scholar, pianist and the most eloquent spokesman for the Palestinian cause in the West.
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ISBN13
9781847085979
Publisert
2012
Utgiver
Vendor
Granta Books
Aldersnivå
01, G
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Sider
656
Vekt
753 gr
Høyde
234 mm
Bredde
153 mm
Tykkelse
39 mm
Se alle
Forfatter