Conversations with Edward Said

Edward Said, Tariq Ali


6 x 8 inches May 2018

ISBN : 9780857425959

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In these conversations with Tariq Ali, recorded in Edward Said's Riverside Drive apartment in New York in June 1994, about a decade before he finally lost his battle with cancer, Said brings his considerable intellect and deep personal engagement to bear on some of the most troubling and volatile issues of our time as he ranges back over his own dislocated experience, 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.


Initimate, 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 time. 

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.

Edward Said (1935-2003), was one of the world's most celebrated and influential public intellectuals. He is the author of more than 20 books that have been translated into 36 languages, including the seminal Orientalism (1979), Culture and Imperialism (1993) and Freud and the Non-European (2003). He began teaching at Columbia University in 1963 and became University Professor of English and Comparative Literature there in 1992. He was a spokesman and activist for the Palestinian cause. He was the recipient of numerous prizes and honours, including 20 honorary doctorates. 


Political Philosophy
Culture Studies
Conversation Series