About Edward W. Said

Orientalism

WESTERN CONCEPTIONS OF THE ORIENT

» Edward W. Said

Penguin Classics
Paperback : 28 Aug 2003

£10.99

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Synopsis

In this highly acclaimed work, Edward Said surveys the history and nature of Western attitudes towards the East, considering Orientalism as a powerful European ideological creation – a way for writers, philosophers and colonial administrators to deal with the ‘otherness’ of Eastern culture, customs and beliefs. He traces this view through the writings of Homer, Nerval and Flaubert, Disraeli and Kipling, whose imaginative depictions have greatly contributed to the West’s romantic and exotic picture of the Orient. In his new preface, Said examines the effect of continuing Western imperialism after recent events in Palestine, Afghanistan and Iraq.

With a new preface by the author

Product details

Format : Paperback
ISBN: 9780141187426
Size : 129 x 198mm
Pages : 432
Published : 28 Aug 2003
Publisher : Penguin Classics

Orientalism

WESTERN CONCEPTIONS OF THE ORIENT

» Edward W. Said

£10.99

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