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Acts of Aggression: Policing Rogue States

by Noam Chomsky Edward W. Said Ramsey Clark

In Acts of Aggression three distinguished activist scholars examine the background and ramifications of the U.S. conflict with Iraq. Through three separate essays, the pamphlet provides an in-depth analysis of U.S./Arab relations, the contradictions and consequences of U.S. foreign policy toward "rogue states," and how hostile American actions abroad conflict with UN resolutions and international law.

Beginnings: Intention and Method

by Edward W. Said

This reissued classic traces the ramifications and diverse understandings of the concept of "Beginning" in history and offers valuable insights into the role of the intellectual and the goal of criticism.

Blaming the Victims: Spurious Scholarship and the Palestinian Question

by Edward W. Said Christopher Hitchens

Crimes happen everywhere in this world, this book provides stories of the victims, what and how they have been through.

Conversations with Edward Said

by Tariq Ali Edward W. Said

Edward Said speaks with Tariq Ali about his dislocated existence, his initiation into politics, his involvement with the Palestinian cause, his approach to the study of culture, and his pervasive love of literature and music.

Covering Islam: How the Media and the Experts Determine How We See the Rest of the World

by Edward W. Said

An unusually sharp look at the way in which the U.S. press and experts have dealt with the crisis in the Middle East and Iran.

Cubriendo el islam

by Edward W. Said

Desde la crisis de los rehenes en Irán hasta la guerra del Golfo y el primer atentado con bomba en el World Trade Center, la mayoría de los medios de comunicación estadounidenses han retratado el islam como una entidad monolítica equivalente a terrorismo y a fanatismo religioso. Al mismo tiempo algunos países islámicos lo invocan para justificar regímenes no democráticos y a menudo represivos. En esta obra clásica, revisada posteriormente por el autor, Edward W. Said examina el origen y la repercusión de las imágenes del islam en los medios de comunicación y revela los objetivos ocultos y la distorsión de los hechos que subyacen incluso en gran parte de los artículos más «objetivos» sobre el mundo islámico. Said demuestra cómo algunos de los supuestos expertos sobre el islam son en muchas ocasiones especialistas improvisados y periodistas que van a países cuyo idioma, literatura, historia y cultura desconocen, o analistas aficionados a las generalizaciones que, a veces sin saberlo, caen en el prejuicio, la caricatura y el estereotipo. Con un nuevo prefacio del hijo del autor, Wadie Said, y una introducción del traductor, Bernardino León Gross, este libro se convierte en nuestros días en una obra más necesaria que nunca para reconsiderar la visión que recibimos del islam.

Culture and Imperialism

by Edward W. Said

A landmark work from the intellectually auspicious author of "Orientalism" that explores the long-overlooked connections between the Western imperial endeavor and the culture that both reflected and reinforced it.

Culture and Resistance: Conversations with Edward W. Said

by Edward W. Said David Barsamian

Edward W. Said discusses the centrality of popular resistance to his understanding of culture, history, and social change. He reveals his latest thoughts on the war on terrorism, the war in Afghanistan, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The Edward Said Reader

by Edward W. Said Andrew Rubin Moustafa Bayoumi

Edward Said, the renowned literary and cultural critic and passionately engaged intellectual, is one of our era's most formidable, provocative, and important thinkers. For more than three decades his books, which includeCulture and Imperialism,Peace and Its Discontents, and the seminal studyOrientalism, have influenced not only our worldview but the very terms of public discourse. The Edward Said Readerincludes key sections from all of Said's books, from the groundbreaking 1966 study of Joseph Conrad to his new memoir,Out of Place. Whether he is writing of Zionism or Palestinian self-determination, Jane Austen or Yeats, music or the media, Said's uncompromising intelligence casts urgent light on every subject he undertakes. The Edward Said Readerwill prove a joy to the general reader and an indispensable resource for scholars of politics, history, literature, and cultural studies: in short, of all those fields that his work has influenced and, in some cases, transformed.

Elaboraciones musicales

by Edward W. Said

Considerada una de las grandes creaciones intelectuales de la humanidad, la música es un rico lenguaje artístico que expresa deseos y anhelos al tiempo que refleja las condiciones materiales y el contexto cultural en el cual se concibe. Esta es una de las conclusiones que se desprenden de la lectura de esta penetrante obra, unos brillantes textos que centran su atención en la música clásica occidental. En esta reflexión sobre la música como disciplina humanística y sus procesos de elaboración, el profesor Said propone un análisis amplio de las partituras, los músicos y sus épocas, una mirada que englobe todos los elementos posibles, de la misma manera que el lector o el crítico hacen a la hora de enfrentarse a un texto literario o una obra de arte. Beethoven y la Ilustración o Wagner y la filosofía de Schopenhauer, por citar solo dos ejemplos, son algunos de los casos estudiados, cruciales momentos históricos que muestran con claridad cómo las relaciones entre la música y su entorno son indiscutibles. Ensayo sobre música y sociedad, meditación sobre diferentes movimientos artísticos y sus influencias, Elaboraciones musicales es una invitación a comprender la música clásica y una aproximación, de la mano de un maestro, a entender la creación como expresión de lo real.

The End of the Peace Process: Oslo and After

by Edward W. Said

A collection of essays by literary and cultural critic, Edward W. Said. It provides a commentary on the peace process in the last six years of the 20th century, in which Said has been virtually a lone voice in the West supporting the rights of the Palestinian people. Now revised and updated by the author.

From Oslo to Iraq and the Road Map

by Edward W. Said

In his final book, completed just before his death, Edward W. Said offers impassioned pleas for the beleaguered Palestinian cause from one of its most eloquent spokesmen. These essays, which originally appeared in Cairo's Al-Ahram Weekly, London's Al-Hayat, and the London Review of Books, take us from the Oslo Accords through the U. S. led invasion of Iraq, and present information and perspectives too rarely visible in America. Said is unyielding in his call for truth and justice. He insists on truth about Israel's role as occupier and its treatment of the Palestinians. He pleads for new avenues of communication between progressive elements in Israel and Palestine. And he is equally forceful in his condemnation of Arab failures and the need for real leadership in the Arab world.

Fuera de lugar

by Edward W. Said

En Fuera de lugar Edward Said ofrece un fascinante relato del desarrollo vital de un crítico y pensador a caballo entre Oriente y Occidente. Fuera de lugar no es solamente un enfrentamiento dramático con los fantasmas de una infancia y la crónica de un mundo que ya no existe, es fundamentalmente una recapitulación de los temas que han ocupado la vida de unos de los intelectuales más importantes de este siglo: el destierro forzoso, la desposesión y, en última instancia, el exilio interior. Escritas a la luz de una grave enfermedad y a partir de un regreso traumático a los lugares de la infancia, estas memorias duras y polémicas ofrecen una perspectiva nueva sobre una vida y una obra marcadas desde el principio por la negativa imperiosa e inagotable a rendirse.«Fuera de lugar es un acto intensamente conmovedor de reivindicación y comprensión, el retrato de una educación transcultural, y amenudo dolorosa, escrito con una intensidad maravillosa y una honestidad implacable. Su lectura permite conocer a su familia y su juventud con la profundidad con la que conocemos a los personajes de la literatura, y entender de forma íntima e inolvidable lo que ha significado ser palestino en el último medio siglo.»SALMAN RUSHDIE

Humanismo y crítica democrática

by Edward W. Said

La educación humanista tradicional -sostiene Said- lleva mucho tiempo siendo atacada por los tecnócratas de la cultura y la política que desean un cambio profundo en la orientación de los estudios y, por extensión, en la forma de entender e interpretar el mundo. Siguiendo este razonamiento, el celebrado autor de Orientalismo expone en esta obra sus razones para seguir apostando por una forma democrática de humanismo, una manera diversa de entender la educación que incorpore al desarrollo cultural un proyecto amplio de emancipación social. Defensor apasionado de la educación humanista y de los valores democráticos frente a los excesos consumistas de la sociedad contemporánea y el pensamiento neoliberal, Edward W. Said propone un diálogo fluido y ágil entre las diferentes tradiciones culturales como estrategia necesaria para revitalizar las denostadas humanidades, con el fin de que la cultura se acerque cada vez más al hombre y a sus ideales. Las palabras, dice el profesor Said, son agentes vitales, imprescindibles, para el cambio histórico y político, al tiempo que la lectura, entendida como aprendizaje, nos ayuda a ser mejores y a cuestionar, desmontar y reformular el mundo constantemente. Edward W. Said nos ayuda a comprender quiénes somos y qué debemos pensar si aspiramos a ser actores morales y no sirvientes del poder.NOAM CHOMSKY Said es una brillante y única amalgama de profesor, esteta y activista político que desafía y estimula nuestro pensamiento en todas las áreas.The Washington Post Edward W. Said es uno de los principales pensadores de esta época.The New York Observer

Joseph Conrad and the Fiction of Autobiography

by Edward W. Said

An early study of Conrad's work that remains a cornerstone of postcolonial studies.

Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature (New Expanded Edition)

by Edward W. Said Erich Auerbach Willard R. Trask

More than half a century after its translation into English, Erich Auerbach's Mimesis remains a masterpiece of literary criticism. A brilliant display of erudition, wit, and wisdom, his exploration of how great European writers from Homer to Virginia Woolf depicted reality has taught generations how to read Western literature. This new expanded edition includes a substantial essay in introduction by Edward Said as well as an essay, never before translated into English, in which Auerbach responds to his critics.A German Jew, Auerbach was forced out of his professorship at the University of Marburg in 1935. He left for Turkey, where he taught at the state university in Istanbul. There he wrote Mimesis, publishing it in German after the end of the war. Displaced as he was, Auerbach produced a work of great erudition that contains no footnotes, basing his arguments instead on searching, illuminating readings of key passages from his primary texts. His aim was to show how from antiquity to the twentieth century literature progressed toward ever more naturalistic and democratic forms of representation. This essentially optimistic view of European history now appears as a defensive--and impassioned--response to the inhumanity he saw in the Third Reich. Ranging over works in Greek, Latin, Spanish, French, Italian, German, and English, Auerbach used his remarkable skills in philology and comparative literature to refute any narrow form of nationalism or chauvinism, in his own day and ours. For many readers, both inside and outside the academy, Mimesis is among the finest works of literary criticism ever written. This Princeton Classics edition includes a substantial introduction by Edward Said as well as an essay in which Auerbach responds to his critics.

Music at the Limits

by Edward W. Said

With his distinct flair and passion, the renowned intellectual launches a trenchant critique of modern and classical music.

Música al límite

by Edward W. Said

Música al límite reúne lo mejor de tres décadas de reflexiones de Edward Said sobre música, una de sus grandes pasiones. Abarcando una gran variedad de compositores e intérpretes, Said analiza su contexto social y político, y ofrece perspectivas agudas y a menudo sorprendentes. Reflexiona sobre la censura de Wagner en Israel; la relación entre la música y el feminismo; y las obras de Beethoven, Bruckner, Rossini, Schumann o Stravinski, entre otros. Siempre elocuente, revelador y profundo, Música al límite refuerza la reputación de Said como uno de los intelectuales de referencia del siglo XX.«Hay pocos capaces de lograr con sus palabras que la música ilumine el mundo de aquellos que la crean y la escuchan. Said es uno de ellos.»Daily Telegraph

On Late Style: Music and Literature Against the Grain

by Edward W. Said

In this fascinating book, Edward Said looks at the creative contradictions that often mark the late works of literary and musical artists. Said shows how the approaching death of an artist can make its way into his work, examining essays, poems, novels, films, and operas by such artists as Beethoven, Genet, Mozart, Lampedusa, Euripides, Cavafy, and Mann, among others. He uncovers the conflicts and complexity that often distinguish artistic lateness, resulting in works that stood in direct contrast to what was popular at the time and were forerunners of what was to come in each artist's discipline-works of true genius. Eloquent and impassioned, brilliantly reasoned and revelatory, On Late Style is Edward Said's own great last work.From the Trade Paperback edition.ion." He also writes about Theodor Adorno and about Glenn Gould, who chose to stop performing, thereby creating his own form of lateness. Said makes clear that most of the works discussed are rife with deep conflict and an almost impenetrable complexity. In fact, he feels that lateness is often "a form of exile." These works frequently stood in direct contrast to what was popular at the time, but they were forerunners of what was to come in each artist's particular discipline--works of true genius.Eloquent and impassioned, brilliantly reasoned and revelatory, On Late Style is Edward Said's own great last work.From the Hardcover edition.

Out of Place

by Edward W. Said

From one of the most important intellectuals of our time comes an extraordinary story of exile and a celebration of an irrecoverable past. A fatal medical diagnosis in 1991 convinced Edward Said that he should leave a record of where he was born and spent his childhood, and so with this memoir he rediscovers the lost Arab world of his early years in Palestine, Lebanon, and Egypt. Said writes with great passion and wit about his family and his friends from his birthplace in Jerusalem, schools in Cairo, and summers in the mountains above Beirut, to boarding school and college in the United States, revealing an unimaginable world of rich, colorful characters and exotic eastern landscapes. Underscoring all is the confusion of identity the young Said experienced as he came to terms with the dissonance of being an American citizen, a Christian and a Palestinian, and, ultimately, an outsider. Richly detailed, moving, often profound, Out of Place depicts a young man's coming of age and the genesis of a great modern thinker.

Paralelismos y paradojas

by Daniel Barenboim Edward W. Said

El israelí Daniel Barenboim -director de la orquesta Sinfónica de Chicago y de la Ópera Estatal de Berlín- y el palestino-noreteamericano Edward Said -eminente crítico literario y comprometido analista del conflicto de Oriente Próximo- han cultivado desde hace muchos años una profunda amistad que se hace patente en el apasionado y cordial intercambio de ideas que tiene lugar en estas conversaciones.Barenboim y Said hablan, entre otras cuestiones, de las diferencias entre la escritura de prosa y la de la música, de políticos que tratan de llegar a acuerdos y de artistas que sólo se comprometen con su arte, del famoso director Furtwängler, de Beethoven como supremo compositor de sonatas, de Wagner, de maestros y discípulos y, sobre todo, del poder de la cultura para ir más allá de las barreras nacionales y las diferencias políticas.Paralelismos y paradojas es un libro de ideas originales y sorprendentes sobre música, política y cultura que despliega un derroche de inteligencia de dos grandes mitos de nuestra cultura contemporánea.

Parallels and Paradoxes: Explorations in Music and Society

by Edward W. Said Daniel Barenboim

These free-wheeling, often exhilarating dialogues--which grew out of the acclaimed Carnegie Hall Talks--are an exchange between two of the most prominent figures in contemporary culture: Daniel Barenboim, internationally renowned conductor and pianist, and Edward W. Said, eminent literary critic and impassioned commentator on the Middle East. Barenboim is an Argentinian-Israeli and Said a Palestinian-American; they are also close friends. As they range across music, literature, and society, they open up many fields of inquiry: the importance of a sense of place; music as a defiance of silence; the legacies of artists from Mozart and Beethoven to Dickens and Adorno; Wagner's anti-Semitism; and the need for "artistic solutions" to the predicament of the Middle East--something they both witnessed when they brought young Arab and Israeli musicians together. Erudite, intimate, thoughtful and spontaneous, Parallels and Paradoxes is a virtuosic collaboration.

Peace And Its Discontents

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.

Peace and Its Discontents: Gaza-Jericho 1993-1995

by Edward W. Said

Collected journalism by one of the most important cultural critics of our time.

The Pen and the Sword: Conversations with David Barsamian

by Edward W. Said

Edward W. Said, raised in Jerusalem, is interviewed here on a range of subjects: from V.S. Naipaul's and Joseph Conrad's depictions of colonialism and empire in their novels; to the links between the Palestinian and South African struggles.

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