Edward W Said

Edward W Said

Said was born in Jerusalem in 1935, grew up in Jerusalem and Cairo, and received his education in the United States, where he attended Princeton University (B.A.). 1957) and Harvard University (M.A. Ph.D., 1960 He began teaching English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University in 1963, where he was University Professor of English and Comparative Literature. He died in New York City in 2003.

Orientalism (1978); The Issue of Palestine (1979); Covering Islam (1980); The World, the Text, and the Critic (1983); Culture and Imperialism (1993); Peace and Its Discontents: Essays on Palestine and the Middle East Peace Process (1996); and Out of Place: A Memoir (1999) are among his twenty-two volumes, which have been translated into 35 languages. He published a twice-monthly column for Al-Hayat and Al-Ahram, was a regular contributor to newspapers in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, and was the music critic for The Nation, in addition to his academic work.