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Share via Email Edward Said, who has died aged 67, was one of the leading literary critics of the last quarter of the 20th century.
As professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University, New York, he was widely regarded as the outstanding representative of the post-structuralist left in America. Above all, he was the most articulate and visible advocate of the Palestinian cause in the United States, where it earned him many enemies.
The broadness of Said's approach to literature and his other great love, classical music, eludes easy categorisation. His most influential book, Orientalismis credited with helping to change the direction of several disciplines by exposing an unholy alliance between the enlightenment and colonialism.
As a humanist with a thoroughly secular outlook, his critique on the great tradition of the western enlightenment seemed to many to be self-contradictory, deploying a humanistic discourse to attack the high cultural traditions of humanism, giving comfort to fundamentalists who regarded any criticism of their tradition or texts as off-limits, while calling into question the integrity of critical research into culturally sensitive areas such as Islam.
Whatever its flaws, however, Orientalism appeared at an opportune time, enabling upwardly mobile academics from non-western countries many of whom came from families who had benefited from colonialism to take advantage of the mood of political correctness it helped to engender by associating themselves with "narratives of oppression", creating successful careers out of transmitting, interpreting and debating representations of the non-western "other".
Said's influence, however, was far from being confined to the worlds of academic and scholarly discourse.
An intellectual superstar in America, he distinguished himself as an opera critic, pianist, television celebrity, politician, media expert, popular essayist and public lecturer.
Latterly, he was one of the most trenchant critics of the Oslo peace process and the Palestinian leadership of Yasser Arafat. He was dubbed "professor of terror" by the rightwing American magazine Commentary; inwhen he was struggling against leukaemia, the same magazine accused him of falsifying his status as a Palestinian refugee to enhance his advocacy of the Palestinian cause, and of falsely claiming to have been at school in Jerusalem before completing his education in the United States.
The hostility Said encountered from pro-Israeli circles in New York was predictable, given his trenchant attacks on Israeli violations of the human rights of Palestinians and his outspoken condemnations of US policies in the Middle East. From the other side of the conflict, however, he encountered opposition from Palestinians who accused him of sacrificing Palestinian rights by making unwarranted concessions to Zionism.
As early aswhen few Palestinians were prepared to concede that Jews had historic claims to Palestine, he said: Said recognised that Israel's exemption from the normal criteria by which nations are measured owed everything to the Holocaust.
But while recognising its unique significance, he did not see why its legacy of trauma and horror should be exploited to deprive the Palestinians, a people who were "absolutely dissociable from what has been an entirely European complicity", of their rights.
How long are we going to deny that the cries of the people of Gaza Elected to the Palestine national council PNC inas an independent intellectual Said avoided taking part in the factional struggles, while using his authority to make strategic interventions.
Rejecting the policy of armed struggle as impermissible - because of the legacy of the Holocaust and the special conditions of the Jewish people - he was an early advocate of the two-state solution, implicitly recognising Israel's right to exist.
The policy was adopted at the PNC meeting in Algiers in In adapting the English version of the Arabic draft text, Said used his influence to rephrase the Arabic; although his modifications were insufficient to satisfy the Reagan administration, which ended by dictating the crucial words that appeared in Arafat's speech to a special session of the UN general assembly convened in Geneva because the US state department refused to grant Arafat a visa to attend the UN in New Yorkthere can be little doubt that Said's tireless representations in the American media, explaining that the declaration amounted to a "historic compromise" on the part of the Palestinians towards the Jewish state, opened the way for the US-PLO dialogue that would lead to the Madrid conference and the Oslo peace process.
As the peace process gained momentum, however, Said adopted an increasingly critical stance and, inresigned from the PNC. The Oslo declaration, he argued, was weighted unfairly towards Israel; the scenario, previsioning an Israeli withdrawal from Gaza and Jericho in advance of the other territories and agreement on the final status of Jerusalem, amounted to "an instrument of Palestinian surrender, a Palestinian Versailles".
To the end, he remained a thorn in the side of the Palestinian authority. The best-known and most distinguished Palestinian exile became the subject of censorship by the representatives of his own people, one of the standard-bearers of the liberal conscience in the increasingly illiberal climate of intolerance and corruption surrounding President Arafat and his regime.
Said was born in Jerusalem into a prosperous Palestinian family. His father Wadie, a Christian, had emigrated to the US before the first world war.
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