This is Edward W. Said's final book - major review and publicity guaranteed Said had a huge and incredibly devoted following - his books always have steady, very strong sales These essays are urgent, immediate and very timely - for readers of Death as a Way of Life
Edward W. Said (1935-2003) was born in Jerusalem, brought up in Jerusalem and Cairo, and educated in the United States. Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, Said wrote twenty-three books which include the seminal Orientalism, Culture and Imperialism and most recently Parallels and Paradoxes also published by Bloomsbury.
'These searing essays refract the reality of the terrible years through a mind with extraordinary understanding, compassion, insight and deep knowledge. They are an invaluable contribution by a truly remarkable person, in his life and work' Noam Chomsky 'In this, Edward Said is at his most brilliant: analytical, yet steadfastly compassionate, he unravels the years of hope and deceit that marked the "Oslo peace plan" in Palestine' John Pilger, New Statesman 'Edward Said is arguably the most consequential literary, cultural, and geopolitical critic of our time' Richard Poirier 'They cover the failure of Bill Clinton's Camp David talks, the second intifada, the 9/11 atrocities and the wars on Afghanistan and Iraq. Written in Said's characteristically forthright style, they are always readable' Sunday Business Post