"Edward Wadie Said" was a Palestinian American literary theorist and public intellectual who helped found the critical-theory field of postcolonialism. Born in Jerusalem in Mandatory Palestine to Palestinian people/Palestinian parents resident in Egypt, he was an American citizen through his father. Said spent his childhood in Jerusalem and Cairo, where he attended elite British and American schools. Subsequently he left for the United States, where he obtained a bachelor's degree from Princeton University/Princeton and a doctorate in English literature from Harvard University/Harvard. Said then joined the faculty of Columbia University in 1963, where he became professor of English and comparative literature in 1991.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous writers! More Edward Said on Wikipedia.
It will not take a modern Victorian specialist long to admit that liberal cultural heroes like John Stuart Mill, Arnold, Carlyle, Newman, Macaulay, Ruskin, George Eliot, and even Dickens had definite views on race and imperialism, which are quite easily to be found at work in their writing.Edward Said