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About the Author: Edward W. Said

(Arabic profile: إدوارد سعيد)

Edward W. Said was born in Jerusalem and raised in Egypt until his parents sent him to the United States in 1951.

Said graduated from Princeton University in 1957 and earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1964.

He was a professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University in New York and held his chair until his death at 67. His major interests were in many fields, including literature, musics and Palestinian issues. He was best-known by his tireless roles of supporting Palestine's freedom and countering violence in Middle East.

His first and most important work 'Orientalism' published in 1978 is a groundbreaking criticism of systematic conceptual invention of "East" and "West" by European imperialists and its influenced intellectuals and writers. It is influenced in such fields as literary criticism and cutural studies.

He was recognised as one of the founders of "Postcolonialism".

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Paperback, Published in Jan 1994 by Vintage

ISBN10: 0099967502 | ISBN13: 9780099967507

Page count: 480

Following his profoundly influential study, Orientalism, Edward Said now examines western culture. From Jane Austen to Salman Rushdie, from Yeats to media coverage of the Gulf War, Culture and Imperialism is a broad, fierce and wonderfully readable account of the roots of imperialism in European culture.

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