Monday, May 15, 2006

New Book - On Late Style

Edward W. Said
On Late style
Bloomsbury, 2006, 809 SAI

"Each of us can readily supply evidence of how it is that late works crown a lifetime of achievement. Rembrandt and Matisse, Back and Wagner. But what of artistic lateness not as harmony and resolution but as intransigence, difficulty and unresolved contradiction?"

Published posthumously, On Late style is Edward Said's last book of literary criticism, and appropriately examines works created at the end of the lives of many artists across a myriad of genres, including Beethoven, Jean Genet and Glenn Gould. It illuminates the ways in which these works differed from the artists' previous works in an attempt to explore what they tell us about the creative evolution throughout the life of an artist.

Other RSA Library items by or featuring Edward W. Said include...

Parallels and paradoxes: explorations in music and society
Bloomsbury, 2003, 780 BAR

The End of the peace process: Oslo and after
Granta Books, 2002, 956.05 SAI

Reflections on exile and other literary and cultural essays
Granta Books, 2000, 814.54 SAI

Blaming the victims: spurious scholarship and the Palestinian question
Verso, 1998, 956.940 SAI

Culture and imperialism
Vintage, 1995, 306.2 SAI

Edward Said: the last interview - extended version (DVD)
ICA Projects, 2004, DVD DIB

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