The Pen and the Sword: Conversations with Edward Said (Paperback)

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By David Barsamian, Edward W. Said, Eqbal Ahmad (Introduction by)
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"Said is forthright, even blunt, and he demonstrates a thrilling capacity for integrating culture and politics."--Publishers Weekly

Gathered here are five wide-ranging interviews with the internationally renowned Palestinian scholar and critic Edward Said (1935-2003). In conversation with David Barsamian, director of Alternative Radio, these interviews cover a broad range of topics: the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; Professor Said's groundbreaking work of literary scholarship, Orientalism; music; and much more. With an introduction by Eqbal Ahmad, and a new preface from Nubar Hovsepian, this is an indispensable introduction to one of the twentieth century's foremost critical intellectuals.

About the Author

David Barsamian is the director of Alternative Radio in Boulder, Colorado. He is the author of numerous books, including Targeting Iran and What We Say Goes (with Noam Chomsky).
Product Details
ISBN: 9781931859950
ISBN-10: 1931859957
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication Date: April 1st, 2010
Pages: 172
Language: English