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On Late Style

Music and Literature Against the Grain (Bloomsbury Revelations)

By Edward Said

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Format: Paperback, 144 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 February 2017
On Late Style was the final published work of Edward Said, author of Orientalism and one of the most important cultural critics of the post-war era. Said explores the works of artists in their twilight years and find that these works are often rebellious rather than conservative, prophetic not nostalgic and creatively restless far more than they are complacent. Deftly ranging across literature, music, art and film and the works of such artists as Euripides, Beethoven, Mozart, Genet and Mann, On Late Style is a dazzling display from one of the great critics of the 20th century. The book includes a foreword by Mariam C. Said and an introduction by Michael Wood.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Mariam C. Said Introduction by Michael Wood 1. Timeliness and Lateness 2. Return to the Eighteenth Century 3. Cosifan tutte at the Limits 4. On Jean Genet 5. A Lingering Old Order 6. The Virtuoso as Intellectual 7. Glimpses of Late Style Notes Index

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In his final book, Edward Said explores the work of great artists, from Beethoven and Mozart to Genet and Mann, in their later years.

About the Author

Edward Said (1935-2003) was one of the founding voices of postcolonial critical theory the author of Orientalism. A high profile advocate for Palestinian rights, he was also Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, USA.


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 *

EAN: 9781350016804
ISBN: 1350016802
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Dimensions: 21.6 x 13.8 centimetres (0.21 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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