How does Fishpond Work?

We won't be beaten by anyone. Guaranteed

Based on a hugely popular graduate seminar that Said taught in the fall of 1995 at Columbia, On Late Style examines the work produced by Richard Strauss, Ludwig van Beethoven, Arnold Schoenberg, Thomas Mann, Jean Genet, Giuseppe Tomesi di Lampedusa, C.D. Cavafy, Samuel Beckett, Luchino Visconti, and Glenn Gould at the end of their creative lives, and illuminates the ways in which these works differed from the artists' previous works and what they tell us about the artists' evolution. Said makes clear that rather than the resolution of a lifetime's artistic endeavor, most of the late works discussed are rife with unresolved contradiction and almost impenetrable complexity. But he helps us see how, though these works often stood in direct contrast to the tastes of society, they were, just as often, announcements of what was to come in the artist's discipline--works of true artistic genius. Eloquent and impassioned--the subject had increasing resonance for the author as he battled leukemia in the last years of his own life--brilliantly reasoned and revelatory, On Late Style is Edward Said's own great last work.
Product Details

Promotional Information

This is Edward Said first major book of literary criticism since Culture and Imperialism (1993). Major publicity guaranteed All of Said's books have steady sales and this is the book that every fan of his will want

About the Author

Edward W. Said was University Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University . He was the author of more than twenty books, including Orientalism, Culture and Imperialism and his essays and reviews appeared in newspapers and periodicals throughout the world. Edward Said died in September 2003.

Look for similar items by category
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling On Late Style on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top