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Why Said?
His last name, when it was put into writing with Roman letters, went like S-A-I-D, but the sound was like "sa-ee-d." It was not like "sed," the past form of "say." It was probably an Arabian name. He had, however, a common English name for his first: Edward.

Edward Said was a Christian from Palestine, expert of English writings, and noted voice on Middle-East political discussion.

Some of his books are on the lists by a great number of readers and university teachers working on prose fiction and on international relations. Knowledge of his ideas will be an important backdrop for discussion of international language or teaching English.

Empires of the Mind, the book by Rodney Koeneke, gives an account of what I. A. Richards did in China, in the light of the theory outlined by Said. For the purpose of coming to grips with Dr. Koeneke's book, it will be necessary to go through some books by Edward Said.

I'm reading his Culture and Imperialism, a book on noted English writings and their political backdrop. It's about 360 pages long, but it's not a simple book to go through.

So I will put what I have taken from my day-to-day reading of the book, bits of my thoughts and feelings of the book.

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