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Edward Said

Edward Said is a Palestinian American professor, intellectual, and cultural critic. 

He was born on November 1, 1935 in Jerusalem and is of Palestinian descent. Edward has taught English and comparative literature at Columbia University, written the book Orientalism (1978), and pioneered postcolonial studies, examining bias in Western scholarship of the Arab world. He is known for creating the ideas of orientalism and occidentalism. 

Before his rise to fame, Edward received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University and his Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Harvard University. 

Throughout his career, Edward received Harvard University’s Bowdoin Prize, two Lionel Trilling Book Awards, the Lannan Literary Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Prince of Asturias Award, and the Sultan Owais Prize for Cultural and Scientific Achievements. 


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