Said Edward

Said Edward

(1935-2003) Palestinian literary and social theorist and political activist in the cause of an independent Palestinian state, who from the late 1950s was based in the USA. The author of a number of works, his Orientalism (1978) captured the attention of sociologists with its vivid treatment of ORIENTALISM as a series of representations -categories, images, classifications – which have constructed ‘the orient’ as an object in Western cultural and social scientific understanding, and have at the same time helped to construct the West in opposition to this ‘other’. Drawing on FOUCAULT's conception of DISCOURSE as a system of regulation, Said emphasizes the ideological force – POWER/KNOWLEDGE -of conceptions of orientalism.
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'Well, Joe, I hope that's not altogether beyond it,' said Edward, good-humouredly.
'The Maypole lights are brilliant to-night,' said Edward, as they rode along the lane from which, while the intervening trees were bare of leaves, that hostelry was visible.
'Some benighted horseman wending towards London, and deterred from going on to-night by the marvellous tales of my friend the highwayman, I suppose,' said Edward.
'It is neither generous, nor honourable, nor the act of a true man to play the spy,' said Edward. 'Your words imply dishonour, and I reject them with the scorn they merit.'
'Mr Haredale,' said Edward, 'your arm encircles her on whom I have set my every hope and thought, and to purchase one minute's happiness for whom I would gladly lay down my life; this house is the casket that holds the precious jewel of my existence.
'Lay you then, these,' said Edward. 'Your cold and sullen temper, which chills every breast about you, which turns affection into fear, and changes duty into dread, has forced us on this secret course, repugnant to our nature and our wish, and far more foreign, sir, to us than you.
'Who, Willet?' said Edward carelessly, as he dismounted.
'What does he mean?' said Edward, looking with a mixture of alarm and doubt, at Joe.
"I am convinced," said Edward, "that you really feel all the delight in a fine prospect which you profess to feel.
"I started farming at the age of 24 with my father and on my own since he passed away," said Edward, who is married to Betsan.