Complete List of Books Featured in Said Silent Auction

Here is a complete list of the texts that will be a part of our Edward Said Silent Auction, beginning this Friday, April 3rd, at 6pm and continuing through Sunday, April 5th at 7pm.  If you would like to bid on a book, please email with the book your are interested in, your bid, and "Silent Auction" in the subject line. And be sure to come by the store to check out many more titles from Said's personal library for the weekend long sale, beginning with an opening reception on April 3rd at 6pm. 

  1. First edition of Littérature, Philosophie, Marxisme, 1922-1923 by György Lukacs inscribed by Said (current bid: $120)
  2. An Advanced Review Copy of Humboldt's Gift (current bid: $5)
  3. A First Edition of Italo Calvino's Cosmicomics (current bid: $40)
  4. Teach Us to Outgrow Ourselves by Kenzaburo Oe, with a signed note from the author to Edward Said in Japanese and a note in English addressed to Mr. Said on UC Berkeley stationary (current bid: $20)
  5. Does Literature Think by Stathis Gourgouris, signed by the author and addressed to Edward Said (current bid: $25)
  6. A bound copy of Salman Rushdie's 1990 essay "Is Nothing Sacred" for Granta, signed by the author and inscribed to Edward Said (current bid: $150)
  7. A copy of Langages arabes du present by Jacques Berque (1974), signed by the author and inscribed to Edward Said in French (current bid: $40)
  8. A copy of Le Temps les Villes by Adonis (1990), signed by the author and inscribed to Edward Said in Arabic (current bid: $20)
  9. An advanced review copy of the first English edition of Discipline and Punish translated by Alan Sheridan, slightly water damaged, with Edward Said's faded signature on the cover (current bid: $100)
  10. A copy of Gore Vidal's The Last Empire and The Smithsonian Institution, both signed by Gore Vidal to Edward Said. The Smithsonian has a photocopied invitation from Vidal to Said for a cocktail party (current bid for The Last Empire: $100; The Smithsonian Institution: $20)


Below: Signed copy of Rushdie's 1990 essay "Is Nothing Sacred?" Inscribed to Said: "To Edward--In friendship and anticipation of better days"