Orientalism - Afterword Summary & Analysis

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Afterword Summary and Analysis

This section was written after the publication of the book. In it, Said explains how he wrote the book and how it was received, with separate editions in America and the United Kingdom. The reception was mostly positive and encouraging and the book has since been translated into more than a dozen different languages. The success of the book has exceeded the author's expectations, since when he wrote the book he didn't have much interference or interest from the outside world. The publication of the book generated a lot of interest from different countries as the author raised a lot of relevant questions about the flaws in the study of Orientalism.

Said says that one of the criticisms of the book is that it is anti-West and that the West is an enemy of Islam and that Orientalism and the West...

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