The Pen and the Sword: Conversations with Edward Said
These conversations span 1987-94, a pivotal era in the Palestinian liberation movement during which Said testifies with stunning insight and eloquence to the crimes of the Israeli occupation and the betrayals of the PLO leadership. From this collection emerges a history that is both haunting-imbued with knowledge of loss and desire for justice for all Palestinians-and urgently needed to understand today's conflict.
With the original 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.
"These interviews offer an important view into Edward Said's own formation of those two faculties [memory and skepicism], they succeed in unveiling the man behind his work"
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