Edward Said (1935-2003)
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.
Israel Has Done. (5/6/02).
Israels 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.
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.
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.