Said has built an extensive ouevre with works on music, social sciences and politics. He gained name with his actions as politician and advisor in the Palestinian-Israeli issue.
He published, a.o. in The Guardian, Le Monde Diplomatique, and in Al Hayat, the daily in the Arab world. Orientalism is considered to be Saids most significant boek.
“Where Spinoza stands on the threshhold of modern times, Said has already taken leave of the ethnocentric restrictions/limitations of modernism” (quote from the jury-report)