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Representations of the Intellectual - Said, Edward W
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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. Are intellectuals merely the servants of special interests or do they have a larger responsibility? In these wide-ranging essays, one of our most brilliant and fiercely independent public thinkers addresses this question with extraordinary eloquence. Said sees the the intellectual as an exile and amateur whose role it is "to speak the truth to power" even at the risk of ostracism or ...

Representations of the Intellectual 1996, Vintage, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780679761273

Trade paperback

Representations of the Intellectual 1994, Pantheon Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780679435860

American edition