Thursday, September 25, 2003

Edward Said (1935-2003)
Edward Said died today of leukemia. In the political world, he was best known for his advocacy of the Palestinian cause. In the literary world, he was known for Orientalism. What fewer people know is that he was also a musician and could have pursued a career as a concert pianist.

Obituaries: Guardian | NYT
Oddly, the NYT obituary does not mention Orientalism.


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