The Pen and the Sword: Conversations with Edward Said

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"Said is forthright, even blunt, and he demonstrates a thrilling capacity for integrating culture and politics."—Publishers Weekly

Gathered here are five wide-ranging interviews with the internationally renowned Palestinian scholar and critic Edward Said (1935-2003). In conversation with David Barsamian, director of Alternative Radio, these interviews cover a broad range of topics: the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; Professor Said's groundbreaking work of literary scholarship, ...

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Overview

"Said is forthright, even blunt, and he demonstrates a thrilling capacity for integrating culture and politics."—Publishers Weekly

Gathered here are five wide-ranging interviews with the internationally renowned Palestinian scholar and critic Edward Said (1935-2003). In conversation with David Barsamian, director of Alternative Radio, these interviews cover a broad range of topics: the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; Professor Said's groundbreaking work of literary scholarship, Orientalism; music; and much more. With an introduction by Eqbal Ahmad, and a new preface from Nubar Hovsepian, this is an indispensable introduction to one of the twentieth century's foremost critical intellectuals.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931859950
  • Publisher: Haymarket Books
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 172
  • Sales rank: 1,550,906
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


David Barsamian is the director of Alternative Radio in Boulder, Colorado. He is the author of numerous books, including Targeting Iran and What We Say Goes (with Noam Chomsky).
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction to the 1994 Edition Eqbal Ahmad 1

Introduction to the 2010 Edition Edward W. Said: The Conscious Pariah Nubar Hovsepian 17

The Politics and Culture of Palestinian Exile 33

Orientalism Revisited 47

Culture and Imperialism 69

The Israel/PLO Accord: A Critical Assessment 107

Palestine: Betrayal of History 141

Index 165

About The Contributors 171

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