Edward Said

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Birthday
1, 1935
Birthplace
Jerusalem, Israel
Death Date
Sep 25, 2003 (67)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
1, 1935
Birthplace
Jerusalem, Israel
Death Date
Sep 25, 2003 (67)

About

Professor of philosophy, notable academic, literary theorist, and public intellectual. He pioneered critical theory and post-colonialism.

Before Fame

He lived between Jerusalem and Egypt until he was 12 years old. He attended Princeton and Harvard University.

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His most popular book was Orientalism from 1978, which explored how The West viewed The East.

Family Life

He was married to Mariam Said and had a son named Wadie and daughter named Najla.

Associated With

He once wrote an article that was described as containing "extraordinary spite and mendacity" by Christopher Hitchens.