Representations Of The Intellectual: The 1993 Reith Lectures

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In this series of essays, based on his 1993 Reith Lectures, Edward Said explores what it means to be an intellectual today. It is, he argues, the intellectual's role to represent a message or view not only to, but for, a public, and to do so as an outsider - someone who cannot be co-opted by a government or corporation. Interweaving literature, history and philosophy, Said describes and demonstrates how the intellectual must remain a dissenter, never putting solidarity before criticism, and speak from the margins for both the people and the issues which are routinely forgotten or ignored.

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In these impassioned and inspiring essays, based on his 1993 Reith Lectures, Edward Said explores what it means to be an intellectual today. It is, he argues, the intellectual's role to represent a message or view not only to but for a public and to do so as an outsider, someone who cannot be co-opted by a goverment or corporation.

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"Bracing and heartfelt. . . . A fiercely assertive description of the intellectual as an oppositional figure." -- The New Yorker
"Edward Said is the most distinguished cultural critic now writing in America." --Cornel West
"Said is a brilliant and unique amalgam of scholar, aesthete and political activist. . . . He challenges and stimulated our thinking in every area." -- Washington Post Book World

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