• "No-one studying the relations between the West and the decolonizing world can ignore Mr. Said's work"

    New York Times Book Review
  • "Edward Said belongs to that small band of American intellectuals who talk sense (and write beautifully) about the outside world"

  • "Edward Said is a brilliant and unique amalgam of scholar, aesthete and political activist... He challenges and stimulates our thinking in every area"

    Washington Post Book World