A Said Dictionary
May 2012, Wiley-Blackwell
- Compares and contrasts Said's perspective with other key theorists, such as Derrida, Spivak, Foucault, and Jameson
- Describes the crucial terms and concepts central to Said's work
- Places the development of Said's work within its historical context
“This book is an excellent introduction to the variety and complexity of Said’s work (as Radhakrishnan points out, Said was not interested in constructing some monolithic system), and will no doubt be of interest to those more familiar with his work too.” (Reference Reviews, 1 June 2013)
“This just may be the kind of Said that all who hold him in esteem have awaited. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.” (Choice, 1 November 2012)
"R. Radhakrishnan's eloquent meditations on the key words and names of the late Edward W. Said's critical vocabulary contribute immensely, not only to our understanding of his life-long secular project, but also to the sustaining of his richly resonant global legacy."
—William V. Spanos, Binghamton University
"Compulsively readable, this invaluable book helps explain why Said is so widely seen as the conscience of his generation. While explaining Said's concepts with lucidity and verve, it also maps a theoretical landscape where a lot is still going on. With a guide like Radhakrishnan, you feel ready to plunge right in."
—Bruce Robbins, Columbia University