He started to teach in an English program in Cairo Victoria College. With proposal from the family, the 17 year old Saeed went to the United States. There he proceeded with training in an all inclusive school, so for finish the reviews he concentrated English and history at Princeton University.
He chose writing at Harvard University and composed his doctoral exposition on Joseph Conrad, the Polish essayist on his phenomenological and scholarly works. The explanation behind this decision was that Conrad in a specific degree had hostile to colonialist mindset, which prompted to Edward Saeed’s future technique and patterns.
Also, the choice of Conrad was vital for him, since Conrad was a worldwide and experienced mastermind and had specific takes a shot at “character” issue. Same premise and patterns prompted to Saeed’s comprehension of the universe of writing, so that before the finish of his life provided guidance to his worries as per his remarks were “brilliant days, and the chance to learn”.
In 1963 he entered Columbia University in New York, where he managed instructing and look into rest of his life. After a restorative examination in 1991 Saeed found his hopeless – leukemia – malady and until the demise i.e. for a long time alongside a resolute fight against the infection he understood one of the wealthiest times of his logical innovativeness.