This is Edward Said first major book of literary criticism since Culture and Imperialism (1993). All of Said's books have steady sales and this is the book that every fan of his will want
Edward W. Said (1935-2003) was born in Jerusalem, brought up in Jerusalem and Cairo, and educted in the United States. The University Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, Said wrote twenty-one books which include the seminal Orientalism, Culture and Imperialism and most recently From Oslo to Iraq and the Roadmap also published by Bloomsbury.
'Said's last book is a series of dazzling case studies exploring the idea of lateness in a range of composers, writers and artists' London Review of Books 'What Said stands for - critical intelligence, high art and the preservation of the language - must be at the centre of our lives. This book is a fine monument to his life and work' Hanif Kureishi 'Gracefully unquiet, probing and wise ... Said's own elegiac masterpiece of late style' Financial Times 'His own late style, if it is acceptable to call it that, mixes an easy mastery of material with an unquenched desire to preserve difficulties' Guardian