From the true roots of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, to Western imperialism as viewed through the lens of Jane Austen novels, cultural critic Edward Said was one of the most relevant and unconventional intellectuals of the 20th century. Now, a new anthology co-edited by Brooklyn-based writer Moustafa Bayoumi is poised to become the definitive guide to Said’s four-decade career.
“The Selected Works of Edward Said,” available now from Penguin Random House, draws on the vast array of subjects Said undertook in his lifetime and incorporates current events to draw new conclusions, offering fresh joys for the general reader and the humanities scholar alike.
Moustafa Bayoumi is a Brooklyn resident and a professor of English at Brooklyn College CUNY. He’s the author of “This Muslim American Life” (NYU Press, 2015), which won the Evelyn Shakir Nonfiction Arab American Book Award in 2016.