Banned by the Freud institute in Vienna, this controversial lecture was eventually delivered at the Freud museum in London.
Edward W. Said was University Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. A member of, among others, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Royal Society of Literature and Kings College Cambridge, his celebrated works include Orientalism, The End of the Peace Process, Power, Politics, and Culture, and the memoir Out of Place. He is also the editor, with Christopher Hitchens, of Blaming the Victims, published by Verso. He died in September 2003.