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Daniel Martin Varisco

Teoksen Reading Orientalism: Said and the Unsaid tekijä

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Daniel Martin Varisco is research professor at Qatar University and president of the American Institute for Yemeni Studies. He is the editor and translator of several Arabic texts, including Medieval Agriculture and Islamic Science: The Almanac of a Yemeni Sultan.

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Yemen: 3000 Years of Art and Civilisation in Arabia Felix (1987) — Avustaja — 20 kappaletta

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1951
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This is probably the best book to read after reading Edward Said's Orientalism. Perhaps they should be sold as a set. Orientalism generated an enormous body of critical literature; Varnisco has read more than 600 pieces and presents them here in a carefully documented, highly readable survey. He seems to have striven to be even-handed and fair; for example he both praises and criticizes Bernard Lewis. Since he has a detailed bibliography and notes, it serves equally well as a one-volume overview and as an entrée to all the literature.

Varnisco's notes pose the one difficulty in the book: they are very definitely worth reading as one goes, but with so many, it is hard to choose: continue reading the text or flip back and forth?

Varnisco's writing is marvelous. The introductory material is a little stiff and heavy on the academese, but after that it flows. He pulls together many direct quotations from his enormous variety of sources with grace and produces a highly readable text. In addition, he is very witty, and makes loving use of his language. He often includes well-chosen puns that enrich his text by producing alternative readings, both of which are correct. Examples include the subtitle, The Said and the Unsaid and on page 272: "The volume in question in which the offending article by Lewis appears is poor evidence for Said's dis[cuss]ing of Orientalism-as-usual", or the chapter heading Defin[ess]ing Orientalism. It is a pleasure to read an author who plays so skillfully with language.
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PuddinTame | 1 muu arvostelu | Mar 15, 2010 |
Contains the original Arabic text (photos of the ms. pages) and a translation into English. The major portion of the book is made up of analysis and additional information.
 
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lilinah | Mar 27, 2007 |

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