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The Resource The republic of imagination : America in three books, Azar Nafisi ; illustrations by Peter Sis

The republic of imagination : America in three books, Azar Nafisi ; illustrations by Peter Sis

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The republic of imagination : America in three books
Title
The republic of imagination
Title remainder
America in three books
Statement of responsibility
Azar Nafisi ; illustrations by Peter Sis
Title variation
America in three books
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The best-selling author of Reading Lolita in Tehran presents an impassioned tribute to the importance of fiction to democracy that blends memoir with close readings of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Babbitt and The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
  • "A passionate hymn to the power of fiction to change people's lives, by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Reading Lolita in Tehran. Ten years ago, Azar Nafisi electrified readers with her million-copy bestseller, Reading Lolita in Tehran, which told the story of how, against the backdrop of morality squads and executions, she taught The Great Gatsby and other classics to her eager students in Iran. In this exhilarating followup, Nafisi has written the book her fans have been waiting for: an impassioned, beguiling, and utterly original tribute to the vital importance of fiction in a democratic society. What Reading Lolita in Tehran was for Iran, The Republic of Imagination is for America. Taking her cue from a challenge thrown to her in Seattle, where a skeptical reader told her that Americans don't care about books the way they did back in Iran, she energetically responds to those who say fiction has nothing to teach us. Blending memoir and polemic with close readings of her favorite American novels-The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Babbitt, and The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, among others-she invites us to join her as citizens of her 'Republic of Imagination,' a country where the villains are conformity and orthodoxy and the only passport to entry is a free mind and a willingness to dream"--
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Biography type
autobiography
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DLC
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Nafisi, Azar
Dewey number
813.009
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PE64.N34
LC item number
A3 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1949-
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Sís, Peter
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  • Nafisi, Azar
  • English teachers
  • Iranian American women
  • American fiction
  • Books and reading
  • National characteristics in literature
  • Twain, Mark
  • Lewis, Sinclair
  • McCullers, Carson
Label
The republic of imagination : America in three books, Azar Nafisi ; illustrations by Peter Sis
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Huck -- Part II. Babbitt -- Part III. Carson -- Epilogue. Baldwin
Control code
ocn885983017
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
338 pages
Isbn
9780670026067
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014022287
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)885983017
Label
The republic of imagination : America in three books, Azar Nafisi ; illustrations by Peter Sis
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Huck -- Part II. Babbitt -- Part III. Carson -- Epilogue. Baldwin
Control code
ocn885983017
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
338 pages
Isbn
9780670026067
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014022287
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)885983017

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