Edward W. Said Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

Criticism

Alexander, Edward. "Professor of Terror." Commentary 88, No. 2 (August 1989): 49-50.

Alleges Said's role in PLO activities, vilifying Said as "a literary scholar and ideologue of terrorism."

Bové, Paul. "Mendacious Innocents, or, The Modern Genealogist as Conscientious Intellectual: Nietzsche, Foucault, Said." In Why Nietzsche Now?, edited by Daniel O'Hara, pp. 359-88. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1985.

Discusses the function of the intellectual figure in Nietzche's Genealogy of Morals, Foucault's Discipline and Punish, and Said's Orientalism.

Brombert, Victor. "Orientalism and the Scandals of Scholarship." The American Scholar 48 (Autumn 1979): 532-42.

Finds Orientalism "provocative," but suggests Said's fervent polemicism "colours" the book's arguments.

Brooks, Peter. "The Modern Element." Partisan Review XXXV, No. 4 (Fall 1968): 630-38.

Brief analysis of Joseph Conrad and the Fiction of Autobiography, concluding that the book seems "dangerously to encourage psychological platitude."

Davis, Robert Con. "Theorizing Opposition: Aristotle, Greimas, Jameson, Said." L'Esprit Créateur XXVII, No. 2 (Summer 1987): 5-18.

Discusses the theoretical implications of oppositional criticism, defining conflict and showing its limitations.

Gallagher, Catherine. "Politics, the Profession, and the Critic." diacritics (Summer 1985): 37-43.

Examines Said's writings as a convergence of literary criticism and political activism.

Robbins, Bruce. "Edward Said's Culture and Imperialism, A Symposium." Social Text 12, No. 4 (Fall 1994): 1-24.

Proceedings of a symposium at the Modern Language Association in Toronto, Ontario, in December 1993, including a response by Said.

Walzer, Michael. "The Solipsist as Hero." The New Republic, No. 4164 (7 November 1994): 38-40.

Faults Representation of the Intellectual for its romanticism, solipsism, and autobiographical content.

Wander, Philip. "Marxism, Post-Colonialism, and Rhetorical Contextualization." Quarterly Journal of Speech 82 (1996): 402-35.

Compares and contrasts the political aspects of James Arnt Aune's Rhetoric and Marxism to Culture and Imperialism.

Interviews

"Interview with Edward W. Said." diacritics 6, No. 3 (Fall 1976): 3-47.

Addresses Said's position in the "critical avant-garde," the state of academic criticism, and the development of his thesis about Western orientalism.

Salusinszky, Imre. "Edward Said." In Criticism in Society, pp. 123-48. New York: Methuen, 1987.

Speaks to Said's background, Palestinian activism, influences, and literary work.