Between the Lines

Between the Lines

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The Pen and the Sword

By Edward W. Said  With David Barsamian  Introduction by Eqbal Ahmad  

The Pen and the Sword
  • Paperback / softback

Edward W. Said is interviewed here on a range of subjects: from V.S. Naipaul’s and Joseph Conrad’s depictions of colonialism and empire in their novels, to the links between the Palestinian and South African struggles, to questions about the effectiveness of Yassar Arafat’s leadership.

  • Paperback / softback, 176 pages
  • ISBN 9780921284956
  • Published May 1994


Edward Said is among those rare persons in whose life there is coincidence of ideals and reality, a meeting of abstract principle and individual behavior.

– Eqbal Ahmad

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