Edith Bulbring Edward W. Said (1935-2003) was born in Jerusalem, raised in Jerusalem and Cairo, and educated in the United States. Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, Said wrote twenty-three books which include the seminal Orientalism, Culture and Imperialism, Parallels and Paradoxes and most recently. From Oslo to Iraq and the Roadmap, his posthumous collected essays on the crisis in the Middle East