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Book Title: Musical Elaborations|
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 34.98 MB
v The author of the book: Edward Said
Edition: Columbia University Press
Date of issue: November 11th 1993
ISBN 13: 9780231073196
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Read full description of the books Musical Elaborations:Filling a significant gap in contemporary cultural studies, Musical Elaborations examines the intersection of the public and private meaning of music. Incorporating the music criticism of Adorno, musical ideas from literary works by Proust, and criticism by Benjamin and de Man into his work, noted critic Edward W. Said discusses performers such as Glenn Gould, Arturo Toscanini, and Alfred Brendel and such composers as Beethoven, Wagner, and Strauss.
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Edward W. Said was born in Jerusalem and raised in Egypt until his parents sent him to the United States in 1951.
Said graduated from Princeton University in 1957 and earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1964.
He was a professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University in New York and held his chair until his death at 67. His major interests were in many fields, including literature, musics and Palestinian issues. He was best-known by his tireless roles of supporting Palestine's freedom and countering violence in Middle East.
His first and most important work Orientalism published in 1978 is a groundbreaking criticism of systematic conceptual invention of "East" and "West" by European imperialists and its influenced intellectuals and writers. It is influenced in such fields as literary criticism and cultural studies.
He was recognised as one of the founders of the study of postcolonialism.
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