To understand Edward Said's Beginnings is to understand what is most importantly going on in contemporary critical theory, both in America and Europe. An immensely useful book by one of our most brilliant critics.
Readers will be surprised, stimulated, instructed, impressed
The New Yorker
It is the sense of total independence and, at times, of prophetic vision which makes [ Beginnings]... exhilarating
Times Higher Education Supplement
Edward W. Said on Granta.com
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‘It was through my mother that I grew more aware of my body as incredibly fraught and problematic.’