Waiting for the Barbarians - A Tribute to Edward Said

Waiting for the Barbarians - A Tribute to Edward Said

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Edited by Basak Ertur and Müge Gürsoy Sökmen
Verso Books
Date of Publication: September 2008
Language of Publication: English
ISBN: ISBN: 9781844672462

 

 

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In engaging with the richly varied and seminal scholarship of Edward Said, Waiting for the Barbarians aims to recover the notion of culture as a collective, hybrid and plural experience, in light of the political imperative that rules our present. In bringing together some of the figures most closely associated with Said and his scholarship, this comprehensive volume looks at Said the literary critic and public intellectual, Palestine, and Said’s intellectual legacy: the future through the lens of his work.

“Edward Said’s anger against injustice must become ours, and his pen that challenged the sword must become our weapon in the battle for human values.” — Elias Khoury

Contributors include: Meltim Ahiska, Tuncay Birkan, Timonthy Brennan, Harry Harootunian, Rashid Khalidi, Elias Khoury, Saree Makdisi, Mahmood Mamdani, Joseph Massad, Masao Miyoshi, Karma Nabulsi, Ilan Pappé, Jacqueline Rose, Raja Shehadeh, Fawwaz Traboulsi, Gauri Viswanathan.

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