Conversations with Edward Said
5.75 x 8 inches, 136pp. November 2005
ISBN : 9781905422043
Rs 395.00 (HB)
‘Indefatigable, irascible, and devastatingly charming, he leaves legions of followers and fans in every corner of the world.'—Village Voice
‘Arguably the most influential intellectual of our time.’—The Guardian.
‘I've always been interested in what gets left out’.—Edward Said.
In his last years, looking back over questions of life, history, exile, identity and Palestine, Edward Said brings his considerable intellect and deep personal engagement to bear on some of the most troubling and volatile issues of our time. In these conversations with Tariq Ali, Said ranges back over his own dislocated existence, his initiation into politics, his involvement with the Palestine cause, his approach to the study of culture and his pervasive love of literature and music. Intimate, personal, thought-provoking and absorbing, these conversations capture Said—as political activist, cultural historian, professor of literature and music aficionado—and confirm his position as one of the most passionate and thoughtful intellectuals of our times.
Tariq Ali is a writer, critic and film-maker. He has written over a dozen books on world history and politics as well as scripts for both stage and screen. The first novel of his Islam Quartet, Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree, has been translated into several languages and was awarded the Archbishop San Clemente del Instituto Rosalia de Castro Prize for the best foreign language fiction published in Spain in 1994. The third, The Stone Woman was published by Verso in 2000.