After the Last Sky: Palestinian Lives

After the Last Sky: Palestinian Lives

by Edward W. Said
     
 

A searing portrait of Palestinian life and identity that is at once an exploration of Edward Said's dislocated past and a testimony to the lives of those living in exile.

Columbia University PressSee more details below

Overview

A searing portrait of Palestinian life and identity that is at once an exploration of Edward Said's dislocated past and a testimony to the lives of those living in exile.

Columbia University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231114493
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
07/07/1999
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Born in Jerusalem in 1935, Edward W. Said was one of the world's most celebrated, outspoken, and influential public intellectuals until his death on September 24, 2003. He is the author of more than twenty books that have been translated into thirty-six languages, including Beginnings (1975); The Question of Palestine (1979); the internationally acclaimed Orientalism (1979); Covering Islam (1980); The World, the Text, and the Critic (1983); After the Last Sky (1986); Musical Elaborations (1991); Culture and Imperialism (1993); Out of Place: A Memoir (1999); Reflections on Exile and Other Essays (2001); Power, Politics, and Culture (2001); and Freud and the Non-European (2003). He began teaching at Columbia University in 1963 and became University Professor of English and Comparative Literature there in 1992. He was a past president of the Modern Language Association and was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Royal Society of Literature, and the American Philosophical Society. Said was the recipient of numerous prizes and distinctions—including twenty honorary doctorates—and he was first U.S. citizen to receive the prestigious Sultan Owais Prize.

Columbia University Press

Read More

Table of Contents

Preface to The 1999 Editionvii
Acknowledgmentsxiii
Introduction: Palestinian Lives3
1States11
2Interiors51
3Emergence87
4Past and Future127
Postscript: The Fall of Beirut168

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >