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Edward Said (1935-2003)

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On the Web: Articles

Edward W. Said (1935-2003), part I & part 2. José María Pérez Gay, La Jornada (9/29-30/03).

Edward Said: Obituary. Danny Rubinstein. Ha'aretz (9/27/03).

Remembering Edward Said. Electronic Intifada (9/25/03).

Palestinian Scholar Edward W. Said Dies. Ula Ilnytsky, AP (9/25/03).

A Monument to Hypocrisy. Al-Ahram (2/13/03). On Colin Powell's UN Speech calling for Iraq War.

Palestinian Elections Now. Counterpunch (6/17/02). The only legitimate call for Palestinian elections is that from Palestinians.

What Israel Has Done. (5/6/02). Israel’s actions against Palestinians not merely "anti-terrorist;" they are bent on destruction of Palestinians as people & as national entity.

A New Current in Palestine
. Nation (2/24/02). Palestinians, independent of Arafat &/or his Islamist opponents, speak up for peace & statehood.

Emerging Alternatives in Palestine. Al-Ahram (1/1/02), Counterpunch (1/14/02) & Nation (2/4/02). Palestinian goal must be to end Illegal Israeli occupation, not negotiate improvements in it.

Is Israel More Secure Now?. Counterpunch (1/4/02). Press discussion of Palestinian terror always overlooks central fact of illegal Israeli occupation. Discusses weakness of Arafat's posture; introduces other major Palestinian actors.

Naguib Mahfouz and the Cruelty of Memory. Counterpunch (12/17/01). Egyptian author given short shrift in English translations.

Ariel Sharon, Cuanto Peor, Mejor
. Carlos Fuentes, Juan Goytisolo, Edward Said, El Pais (12/14/01).

I find myself instinctively on the other side of power. Guardian Books (12/10/01). On fundamentalism, Middle East & his Reflections on Exile.

EE UU y Palestina, hoy. El Pais (11/20/01).

Suicidal Ignorance. Al-Ahram (11/15/01). US insistence on unity stifles dissent & makes policy more uncritically pro-Israeli than ever.

A Vision to Lift the Spirit. Counterpunch (10/26/01). Palestine/Israel question central to 9/11 & current war in Afghanistan.

The Clash of Ignorance. Nation (10/22/01). Samuel Huntington's "clash of civilizations" leaves intact Cold War "West vs. them" paradigm, perpetuating Western belief in cultural superiority.

The Desertion of Arafat. New Left Review (9-10/01). US/Israeli drive to crush Palestinians continues; Arafat's corrupt & irresponsible leadership must end.

Backlash & Backtrack
. Al-Ahram 553 (9/27-10/3/01). Bush rhetoric vs. bin Laden engenders hatred & racism against all Muslims.

Collective passion. Al-Ahram 552 (9/20/01). Instead of urging reflection, press fans war frenzy without thought for long- term consequences.

The End of Oslo
. Nation (10/30/00). Oslo accord, flawed from start, has done nothing to end Israeli brutality & Palestinian response.

Commencement Speech at American University of Beirut. (6/28/00).

An Orphaned People
. Nation (5/4/98). Despite Oslo, settlements & anguish of Palestinians growing.

On the Web: Specialized Sites

The Edward Said Archive (TESA). Unauthorized but up-to-date listing of articles by Said.

Edward Said: A Bibliography. Comprehensive & chronological, including literary writings since 1964 & political writings beginning in 1970.

Reviews of Edward Said's Works.

Another Edward Said Archive. Focus on critical writings about him.

In the Library: Articles

Barsamian, David. "Edward Said [interview]" Progressive (4/99):34-38.

__________. "Edward Said [interview]," Progressive (11/01):41-44.

Rotter, Andrew J. "Saidism without Said: Orientalism & US diplomatic history," American Historical Review 105,4 (10/00):1205-17.

Said, Edward. "Hebron was inevitable," Progressive (5/94).

__________. "Ignoble prize," Progressive (12/94). Critique of granting of 1994 Nobel Peace Prize to Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres & Yasser Arafat.

__________. "Declaring war on Islam: the legacy of Sharm el Sheikh," Progressive (5/96).

__________. "Gaza stripped," Nation (1/4/99).

__________d. "Protecting the Kosovars?" New Left Review 234 (1999).

__________. "The politics of partition," Progressive (12/99):16-19.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Bayoumi, Moustafa & Andrew Rubin (eds.) The Edward Said Reader (NY, 2000).

Barsamian, David. Culture & Resistence: Conversations with Edward W. Said (Boston: South End, 2003).

Bové, Paul A. (ed.) Edward Said & the Work of the Critic: Speaking Truth to Power (Durham NC, 2000).

Said, Edward & Fuad Suleiman (eds.) The Arabs Today: Alternatives for Tomorrow (Columbus OH, 1973).

__________. Orientalism (NY, 1978).

__________. The Question of Palestine (NY, 1979).

__________. The Palestine Question & the American Context (Beirut, 1979).

__________. Covering Islam. How the Media & the Experts Determine How We See the Rest of the World (NY, 1981; rev. ed. 1997).

__________. A Profile of the Palestinian People (Chicago, 1983).

__________. Beginnings: Intention & Method (NY, 1985).

__________. After the Last Sky: Palestinian Lives (NY, 1986).

__________ & Christopher Hitchens (eds.) Blaming the Victims: Spurious Scholarship & the Palestinian Question (NY, 1988).

__________. Nationalism, Colonialism, & Literature (Minneapolis, 1990).

__________. Identity, Authority & Freedom: The Potentate & the Traveller (Cape Town, 1991).

__________. Peace in the Middle East (Westfield NJ, 1991).

__________. Culture & Imperialism (NY, 1993).

__________. The Pen & the Sword: Conversations with David Barsamian (Monroe ME, 1994).

__________. The Politics of Dispossession: The Struggle for Palestinian Self-Determination, 1969-1994 (London, 1994).

__________. Peace & Its Discontents: Gaza-Jericho, 1993-1995 (NY, 1995).

__________. Out of Place: A Memoir (NY, 1999).

__________, Noam Chomsky & Ramsey Clark. Acts of Aggression: Policing "Rogue States" (NY, 1999).

__________. Reflections on Exile & Other Essays (Cambridge MA, 2000).

__________. The End of the Peace Process: Oslo & After (NY, 2001).

Viswanathan, Gauri. Power, Politics & Culture: Interviews with Edward Said (NY, 2001).

In the Library: Fiction

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio:

Film & Video:

"Edward Said: On 'Orientalism'" [??], dir. ?, 40m. From mef.tv.

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