After the Last Sky

Palestinian Lives

Edward W. Said. Photographs by Jean Mohr

Columbia University Press

After the Last Sky

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Pub Date: July 1999

ISBN: 9780231114493

192 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $33.00£25.00

After the Last Sky

Palestinian Lives

Edward W. Said. Photographs by Jean Mohr

Columbia University Press

A searing portrait of Palestinian life and identity that is at once an exploration of Edward Said's unclaimable past and a testimony to the lives of those living in exile.

When Said shows us the Palestinian experience min al-dakhil, from the inside, he means not the inside of the place, but the inside of the mind. Palestine becomes a state of mind. And that is what makes the book so exceptional. It is an extended voyage through the mind of exile.

The Nation

The power and magic of [Said and Mohr's] collective statement lies in this––no matter how displaced or dispossessed, a decisive border separates the native and the tourist.

Jerusalem Post

A very personal text, and a very moving one, about an internal struggle: the anguish of living with displacement, with exile.... The most beautiful piece of prose... about what it means to be a Palestinian.

The Guardian

About the Author

Edward W. Said (1935-2003) was University Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He was the music critic for the Nation and the author of numerous books, including Out of Place, Culture and Imperialism, and Orientalism. His books with Columbia University Press include Joseph Conrad and the Fiction of Autobiography, Humanism and Democratic Criticism, Beginnings: Intention and Method, and Musical Elaborations.