At a glance:
- Author: Edward W. Said
- First Published: 2006
- Type of Work: Literary criticism and music
- Genres: Nonfiction
- Subjects: Twentieth century, Authors or writers, Music or musicians, Art or artists, Novelists, Death or dying, Drama or dramatists, Theater, Mortality, Opera, operas, or operettas, Plays or playwrights
In his introduction to On Late Style, Michael Wood, a friend and colleague of Edward Said, explains its circumstances. Said died in 2003. Three of the chapters of this book had been lectures given in London in 1993. At that time Said knew that he had leukemia; from 1998 on, he completed no fewer than six other books but left On Late Style unfinished. Wood suggests that there may have been a psychological block about completing a book about lateness and death. Four of the seven essays represent Wood’s positioningand sometimes combiningof Said’s other...
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