Orientalism and Culture and Imperialism are international bestsellers. Huge review coverage and publicity especially following the publication of his last, posthumous book, From Oslo to Iraq, by Bloomsbury in August 2004 Said has a huge, very devoted following from thinkers and academics to students
Edward W. Said (1935-2003) was born in Jerusalem, brought up in Jerusalem and Cairo, and educated in America. In 1963, he began to teach at Columbia University as Professor of English and Comparative Literature . He wrote twenty-three books which include the seminal Orientalism, Culture and Imperialism and Parallels and Paradoxes with Daniel Barenboim, also published by Bloomsbury.
'A fascinating, oblique entry into the mind of one whose own writings ... are a brilliant questioning chronicle of contemporary culture and values' Nadine Gordimer 'This fascinating collection of interviews beautifully manifests these paradoxical self-positionings and deep ambiguities, and in the process offers a portrait - all the more striking for being so unselfconsciously self-conscious - of a vitally interesting individual' A.C. Grayling, Independent on Sunday 'Lucid, passionate ... forthright honesty and steely lucidity' Terry Eagleton, New Statesman 'This collection serves as a kind of intellectual biography: reading interviews is reading a man's life through the people who ask questions. It is difficult to think of any other literary official who would be worth the treatment' Scotsman