Crikey! Has it really been two whole months since I last posted? That’s a record, even for me.
When I returned from my three week tour of Japan, it was Thanksgiving. 375 more words
An excerpt from the “Introduction” (New York: Random House, 1978) pp.1-9.
On a visit to Beirut during the terrible civil war of 1975-1976 a French journalist wrote regretfully of the gutted downtown area that “it had once seemed to belong to … the Orient of Chateaubriand and Nerval… 3,366 more words
I really hate Edward Said. May he rest in peace.
I love his work.
Orientalism is one of those books, after which you’re never the same again. 1,148 more words