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Out of Place: A Memoir
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date September 1, 2000
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780679730675
ISBN-10 0679730672
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8 in.
Weight 0.70 lbs.
Original list price $16.95
Summaries and Reviews
The respected scholar and cultural critic describes growning up in Palestine, Egypt, and Lebanon and the family and diverse cultural factors that shaped his life. By the author of Orientalism and Peace and Its Discontents. Winner of the New Yorker Prize for Nonfiction. Reprint. 25,000 first printing. (view table of contents) description: Product Description: From one of the most important intellectuals of our time comes an extraordinary story of exile and 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 lost Arab world of his early years in Palestine, Lebanon, and Egypt.

Said writes with great passion and wit about his family and his friends from his birthplace in Jerusalem, schools in Cairo, and summers in the mountains above Beirut, to boarding school and college in the United States, revealing an unimaginable world of rich, colorful characters and exotic eastern landscapes. Underscoring all is the confusion of identity the young Said experienced as he came to terms with the dissonance of being an American citizen, a Christian and a Palestinian, and, ultimately, an outsider. Richly detailed, moving, often profound, Out of Place depicts a young man's coming of age and the genesis of a great modern thinker.

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1 edition from Alfred a Knopf Inc (September 1, 1999)
9780394587394 | details & prices | 295 pages | 6.75 × 9.75 × 1.50 in. | 1.55 lbs | List price $26.95
About: The Palestinian American describes his privileged childhood in Jerusalem, his education in the Middle East and the United States, and the effects of the formation of Israel on his family
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With Edward W. Said | New edition from Granta Books (September 21, 2000)
9781862073708 | details & prices | 320 pages | 4.75 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $17.95
About: Edward Said experienced both British and American imperialism as the old Arab order crumbled in the late forties and early fifties.
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from Vintage Books (September 1, 2000)
9780679730675 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $16.95
About: The respected scholar and cultural critic describes growning up in Palestine, Egypt, and Lebanon and the family and diverse cultural factors that shaped his life.

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