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Author Said, Edward W.

Title Out of place : a memoir / Edward W. Said
Edition First edition
Published New York : Knopf, 1999

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 MELB  973.049274 Sai/Oop  AVAILABLE
 W'PONDS  973.049274 Sai/Oop  AVAILABLE
Description xv, 295 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary "Out of Place is an extraordinary story of exile, a narrative of many departures, a celebration of an irrecoverable past. A fatal medical diagnosis in 1991 convinced Edward Said that he should leave a record of where he was born and spent his childhood, and so with this memoir he rediscovers the Arab landscape of his early years - "the many places and people [who] no longer exist....Essentially a lost world." Vast changes occurred as Palestine became Israel, Lebanon was transformed by twenty years of civil war, and the colonial Egypt of King Farouk disappeared forever by 1952."--BOOK JACKET. "Underscoring all is the confusion of identity as Said had to come to terms with the dissonance of being an American citizen, a Christian and a Palestinian, and, ultimately, an outsider."--BOOK JACKET
Subject Said, Edward W.
Said, Edward W. (Edward William), 1935-2003
Intellectuals -- United States -- Biography.
Palestinian Americans -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
LC no. 99031106
ISBN 0394587391 (hc.)