Reflections On Exile

Taken together, these essays--from the famous to those that will surprise even Said's most assiduous followers--afford rare insight into the formation of a critic and the development of an intellectual vocation.

Author: Edward W. Said

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 9781847089212

Category: Social Science

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With their powerful blend of political and aesthetic concerns, Edward W. Said's writings have transformed the field of literary studies. As in the title essay, the widely admired "Reflections on Exile," the fact of his own exile and the fate of the Palestinians have given both form and the force of intimacy to the questions Said has pursued. Taken together, these essays--from the famous to those that will surprise even Said's most assiduous followers--afford rare insight into the formation of a critic and the development of an intellectual vocation. Said's topics are many and diverse, from the movie heroics of Tarzan to the machismo of Ernest Hemingway to the shades of difference that divide Alexandria and Cairo. He offers major reconsiderations of writers and artists such as George Orwell, Giambattista Vico, Georg Lukacs, R. P. Blackmur, E. M. Cioran, Naguib Mahfouz, Herman Melville, Joseph Conrad, Walter Lippman, Samuel Huntington, Antonio Gramsci, and Raymond Williams. Invigorating, edifying, acutely attentive to the vying pressures of personal and historical experience, his book is a source of immeasurable intellectual delight.

Reflections on Exile and Other Essays

Reflections on Exile Exile is strangely compelling to think about but terrible to
experience. It is the unhealable rift forced between a human being and a native
place, between the self and its true home: its essential sadness can never be ...

Author: Edward W. Said

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674003020

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 617

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With their powerful blend of political and aesthetic concerns, Edward W. Said's writings have transformed the field of literary studies. This long-awaited collection of literary and cultural essays offers evidence of how much the fully engaged critical mind can contribute to the reservoir of value, thought, and action essential to our lives and culture.

A Region Not Home

In this deft collection of essays, Pulitzer Prize-winning author James McPherson offers poignant and lively interpretations of life that illuminate the ebb and flow of its sorrows and delights, and reveals his search for connections between ...

Author: James Alan McPherson

Publisher: Free Press

ISBN: 0684870207

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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In this deft collection of essays, Pulitzer Prize-winning author James McPherson offers poignant and lively interpretations of life that illuminate the ebb and flow of its sorrows and delights, and reveals his search for connections between everyday drudgery and a greater sense of purpose. He writes of the longing of the human soul by unifying thoughts of his deep affection for his daughter and the meaning of Disneyland; transcendental meanings in life and the tedium of long waits in airports, coming to self-knowledge and the cruel rituals of fraternity pledge week. A beautiful meditation on what it means to be human -- an enlightening and soulful work reaching to the core of suffering and joy.

Letters of Transit

Edward Said defends his conflicting political and cultural allegiances. Novelist Bharati Mukherjee explores her own struggle with assimilation. Finally, Charles Simic remembers his thwarted attempts at "fitting in" in America.

Author: André Aciman

Publisher:

ISBN: 1565846079

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 135

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"Moving, deeply introspective and honest" (Publishers Weekly) reflections on exile and memory from five award-winning authors. All of the authors in Letters of Transit have written award-winning works on exile, home, and memory, using the written word as a tool for revisiting their old homes or fashioning new ones. Now in paperback are five newly commissioned essays offering moving distillations of their most important thinking on these themes. Andre Aciman traces his migrations and compares his own transience with the uprootedness of many moderns. Eva Hoffman examines the crucial role of language and what happens when your first one is lost. Edward Said defends his conflicting political and cultural allegiances. Novelist Bharati Mukherjee explores her own struggle with assimilation. Finally, Charles Simic remembers his thwarted attempts at "fitting in" in America.

Research in African Literatures

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New York : General Union of Palestine Students , USA , 1989 . “ The Clash of
Definitions : On Samuel Huntington . ” Reflections on Exile and Other Essays 593
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ISBN: UOM:39015066042568

Category: Africa

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Gathering the Church in the Spirit

Brueggemann discusses issues of concern to the church in a changing society.

Author: Walter Brueggemann

Publisher: ICS Press

ISBN: 1885121164

Category: Church growth

Page: 64

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Brueggemann discusses issues of concern to the church in a changing society. Brueggemann parallels the current crises in the American church with the experience of Israel in exile and suggests ways that we might see opportunities for constructive change as we struggle with these issues.

Voice of an Exile

In 1995 Ayman al-Zawahiri, a prominent terrorist figure recently associated with Al Queda and al-Jihad, issued a bounty against Dr. Nasr Abu Zaid, a respected Islamic scholar at Cairo University. What was Zaid's offense?

Author: Nasr Hamid Abou Zeid

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275982505

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 219

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In 1995 Ayman al-Zawahiri, a prominent terrorist figure recently associated with Al Queda and al-Jihad, issued a bounty against Dr. Nasr Abu Zaid, a respected Islamic scholar at Cairo University. What was Zaid's offense? Arguing that Islam's holy texts should be interpreted in the historical and linguistic context of their time, and that new interpretations should account for social change. Zaid's personal story and academic pursuits, reflecting the social reality of the broader culture, offer new perspectives on Islam and provide hope to Muslims who feel their religion has been misrepresented and misunderstood.

Passage to a New Wor l d

Exile is in a sense the “ space of literature ' , the space of withdrawal which offers
solitude for the writer wandering in an ... Russell King , John Connell & Paul
White , New York London 1995 , p 3 - 4 79 Edward W . Said , “ Reflections on
Exile ...

Author: Anette Månsson

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000111228742

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 269

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African Scholars and Intellectuals in North American Academies

This book examines the process and events surrounding the migration of African scholars, as well as their lives and lived experiences within and outside of their colleges and universities.

Author: Sabella Ogbobode Abidde

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429511141

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

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This book examines the process and events surrounding the migration of African scholars, as well as their lives and lived experiences within and outside of their colleges and universities. The chapters chronicle the lived-experiences and observations of African scholars in North America and examine a range of issues, ideas, and phenomena within North American colleges and universities. The contributors examine the political, ethnic, or religious upheavals that informed their migration or banishment; contrast the teaching-learning-research environment in Africa and North America; and discuss on and off-campus experience with segregation and racial inequality. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of the African Diaspora, migration, and African Studies.

Geographies of the Imagination

Geographies of the Imagination was designed and created with nine Chilean political exiles living in the San Francisco Bay Area of California.

Author: Lydia Nakashima Deggarod

Publisher:

ISBN: 0415503949

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Water in a Dry Land is a story of research about water as a source of personal and cultural meaning. The site of this exploration is the iconic river system which forms the networks of natural and human landscapes of the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia. In the current geological era of human induced climate change, the desperate plight of the system of waterways has become an international phenomenon, a symbol of the unsustainable ways we relate to water globally. The Murray-Darling Basin extends west of the Great Dividing Range that separates the densely populated east coast of Australia from the sparsely populated inland. Aboriginal peoples continue to inhabit the waterways of the great artesian basin and pass on their cultural stories and practices of water, albeit in changing forms. A key question informing the book is: What can we learn about water from the oldest continuing culture inhabiting the world's driest continent? In the process of responding to this question a team of Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers formed to work together in a contact zone of cultural difference within an emergent arts-based ethnography. Photo essays of the artworks and their landscapes offer a visual accompaniment to the text on the Routledge Innovative Ethnography Series website, http://www.innovativeethnographies.net/. This book is perfect for courses in environmental sociology, environmental anthropology, and qualitative methods.

Encounters in Exile

Pedraza , Silvia . « Cubans in Exile , 1959-1989 : The State of the Research . ...
The Cuban - American Way . Austin : University of Texas Press , 1994 .
Radulescu , Domnica ( ed . ) Realms of Exile ... Reflections on Exile and Other
Essays .

Author: Belén Rodríguez-Mourelo

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000125156178

Category: Cuban fiction

Page: 234

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Reflections of an Exile

Now I was an exile for all practical purposes though my pockets still had some
gold. I was travelling with a passport of Afghanistan. I rented two ... need of The
same thino terrified by messages freedom for India . II2 REFLECTIONS OF AN
EXILE.

Author: Mahendra Pratap (Raja)

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ISBN: UOM:39015027778284

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