Nonfiction Book Group

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Live via Zoom:
Monday, October 25, 6:00 PM ET
Nonfiction Book Group with Geo
Discussion of Orientalism by Edward Said

Led (virtually!) by Greenlight bookseller Geo, our nonfiction book group meets monthly to read and discuss the most fascinating topics in nonfiction, both classic and contemporary, with seasonal themes covering a variety of genres. For October, the group discusses Edward Said’s Orientalism, a critique of the West's historical, cultural, and political perceptions of the East that has become a modern classic and remains as groundbreaking today as it was when first published more than three decades ago. Said traces the origins of "orientalism" to the centuries-long period during which Europe dominated the Middle and Near East and, from its position of power, defined "the orient" simply as "other than" the occident. This entrenched view continues to dominate western ideas and, because it does not allow the East to represent itself, prevents true understanding. Essential, and still eye-opening, Orientalism remains one of the most important books written about our divided world.

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Monday, October 25, 2021 - 6:00pm

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NY
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$18.00
ISBN: 9780394740676
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: Vintage - October 12th, 1979

More than three decades after its first publication, Edward Said's groundbreaking critique of the West's historical, cultural, and political perceptions of the East has become a modern classic.


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