Edward W. Said's Connections Between Culture And Imperialism

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The author, Edward W. Said, writes a series of essays that provide his arguments about how culture impacts colonialism and imperialism as well as making connections between culture and imperialism. He uses other works by different authors like Jane Austen and Joseph Conrad as he states, “first of all I find them estimable and admirable works of art and learning, in which I and other readers take pleasure and from which we derive profit.” Also he uses the events that occured with Britain, France and the United States and their conquest on other countries. His goal with this book to analyze events and writings and using them to make the connections. The author believes that culture and imperialism are being ignored and condemned in their involvement in the reality of societies. From that reason he writes this book to provide knowledge and understanding to the common people about culture and imperialism and how it was done in history. This book is split into four chapters: Overlapping Territories Intertwined Histories,Consolidated Vision, Resistance and Opposition, and Freedom from Domination in the Future. The first chapter provides an explanation of imperialism and culture while using historical stats about empires and colonies as supporting evidence. The author starts the essay with the poet T.S. Eliot’s statement that a historical sense makes people writers. It is quoted that, “This historical sense, which is a sense of the timeless and of the temporal together, is what

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