Edward Said

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Edward Said

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Born: 1 November 1935 Jerusalem

Died: 25 September 2003 in New York

Wadi Edward Said (1 November 1935 – 25 September 2003) – American intellectual, scholar, critic, philosopher, literary critic, journalist, social activist, who spoke in defense of the rights of the Palestinian people.

Edward Said was born in Jerusalem in 1935 into a wealthy Protestant family Wadi Ibrahim and Hilda Saeed Saeed. His name gave the mother, while admired Prince Edward VIII.Cherez two years he had a sister, Rosemary, who later became a historian and writer.

In 1947, he went to an English school named after St. George. In the future, the family had to go to Egypt, where he continued his studies at the local branch of the College of Victoria, where he was expelled in 1951.

Wadi Edward Said (November 1, 1935 – September 25, 2003, Eng. Edward Wadie Said, an Arab. إدوارد سعيد) – American intellectual of Arab origin.

Professor at Columbia University. He was president of the American Academy of the Language. Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Royal Literary Society, the American Philosophical Society.

The literary critic, literary historian, literary and music critic, pianist. Cultural studies, author of the famous book “Orientalism”, firmly criticizing Western views to the East and accused Western science in the spiritual support and justification of colonialism.

An activist of the Palestinian movement. He was a member of the Palestinian National Council. Senior Consultant for Palestine to the United States. The popular journalist, a hard critic of Israeli policies in the Palestinian question and Zionism in general.

Born on November 1, 1935 in Jerusalem to a wealthy Arab family Protestant.

Since 1943, most of the time the family lived in Cairo, but had a house in Jerusalem, in the northern part of the quarter Talbieh (Talbieh).

Said received a good education at home, from childhood spoke in two languages, English and Arabic.

Once the declaration of independence of Israel, the flight and expulsion of the Arab population in 1948 Saidov loses family home in Jerusalem and remains forever in Cairo. Said studying at Victoria College in 1951 sent to study in the United States. Undergraduate in Princeton, PhD at Harvard. In 1963 he entered the literary department at Columbia University.

Since 1967, due to the Six Day War and Israeli occupation of East Jerusalem becoming the Palestinian activist.

He participated in the preparation of documents on the Algerian Declaration PNC session in 1988. She is seeking a review of the most stringent wording of the Palestinian Charter with a view to provide an opportunity for the peace process.

In 1991, he came out of the TNC because of sharp disagreement with the position of Yasser Arafat, who supported Saddam Hussein during the first Gulf War.

sharply criticized by the Oslo agreements, calling them “an instrument of Palestinian surrender, a Palestinian Versailles».

He was married. Wife – Mariam Kortas, son and daughter Wadi Nadzhlya.

The last twelve years he lived with the diagnosis of cancer of the blood, was subjected to intensive chemotherapy, radiotherapy and drug treatment while continuing an active life.

He died September 24, 2003 in New York.


*, Joseph Conrad and autobiographical fiction (Joseph Conrad and the Fiction of Autobiography). 1966

* Start: The idea and the method (Beginnings: Intention and Method). 1975

* Orientalism (Orientalism). 1978

* The question of Palestine (The Question of Palestine). 1979

* Literature and Society (Literature and Society). 1980

* Coverage of Islam: How the media and experts define our vision of the rest of the world (Covering Islam: How the Media and the Experts Determine How We See the Rest of the World). 1981

* Peace, text and critic (The World, the Text and the Critic). 1983

* After the Last Sky. 1986

* Blaming the victims (Blaming the Victims). Co-author and co-editor Christopher Hitchens. 1988

* Musical research (Musical Elaborations). 1991

* Culture and Imperialism (Culture and Imperialism). 1993

* Pen and the Sword (The Pen and the Sword). 1994

* The policy of eviction (The Politics of Dispossession). 1994

* Performances intellectual (Representations of the Intellectual). 1994

* The Jewish religion, Jewish history (Jewish Religion, Jewish History). 1996

* From Oslo to Iraq war and the “road map» (From Oslo to Iraq and the Road Map), a collection of articles. 2003

* Humanism and Democratic Criticism (Humanism and Democratic Criticism). 2005

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