Peace and Its Discontents: Essays on Palestine in the Middle East Peace Process

Peace and Its Discontents: Essays on Palestine in the Middle East Peace Process

by Edward W. Said

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Peace and Its Discontents: Essays on Palestine in the Middle East Peace Process by Edward W. Said

In works such as Culture and Imperialism, Said has compelled us to question our culture's most privileged myths. Now with this impassioned and incisive book, our foremost Palestinian-American intellectual challenges the official version of the Middle East "peace process." "He challenges and stimulates our thinking in every area."— Washington Post Book World.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679767251
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/28/1996
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Edward W. Said was born in 1935 in Jerusalem, raised in Jerusalem and Cairo, and educated in the United States, where he attended Princeton (B.A. 1957) and Harvard (M.A. 1960; Ph.D. 1964). In 1963, he began teaching at Columbia University, where he was University Professor of English and Comparative Literature. He is the author of twenty-two books which have been translated into 35 languages, including Orientalism (1978); The Question of Palestine (1979); Covering Islam (1980); Culture and Imperialism (1993); Peace and Its Discontents (1996); and Out of Place: A Memoir (1999). Besides his academic work, he wrote a twice-monthly column for Al-Hayat and Al-Ahram; was a regular contributor to newspapers in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East; and was the music critic for The Nation. He died in 2003 in New York City.

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