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The Resource The republic of imagination : America in three books, Azar Nafisi, (sound recording)

The republic of imagination : America in three books, Azar Nafisi, (sound recording)

Label
The republic of imagination : America in three books
Title
The republic of imagination
Title remainder
America in three books
Statement of responsibility
Azar Nafisi
Title variation
America in three books
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
lbi
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Nafisi, Azar
Dewey number
813.009
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
other
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Mozhan Marno ; introduction & epilogue read by the author
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Marno, Mozhan
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  • Nafisi, Azar
  • Twain, Mark
  • Lewis, Sinclair
  • McCullers, Carson
  • English teachers
  • Iranian American women
  • American fiction
  • Books and reading
  • National characteristics in literature
Label
The republic of imagination : America in three books, Azar Nafisi, (sound recording)
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Publication
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  • Compact discs
  • Subtitle from container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged ed.
Extent
8 sound discs (ca. 10 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780553544756
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
RHA 4714
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • lbw00797869
  • 770462
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The republic of imagination : America in three books, Azar Nafisi, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Compact discs
  • Subtitle from container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged ed.
Extent
8 sound discs (ca. 10 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780553544756
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
RHA 4714
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • lbw00797869
  • 770462
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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