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Book Title: Orientalism|
The author of the book: Edward Said
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Date of issue: October 12th 1979
ISBN 13: 9780394740676
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More than three decades after its first publication, Edward Said's groundbreaking critique of the West's historical, cultural, and political perceptions of the East has become a modern classic. In this wide-ranging, intellectually vigorous study, Said traces the origins of "orientalism" to the centuries-long period during which Europe dominated the Middle and Near East and, from its position of power, defined "the orient" simply as "other than" the occident. This entrenched view continues to dominate western ideas and, because it does not allow the East to represent itself, prevents true understanding. Essential, and still eye-opening, Orientalism remains one of the most important books written about our divided world.
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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 cultural studies.
He was recognised as one of the founders of the study of postcolonialism.
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