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The Resource The republic of imagination : a life in books, Azar Nafisi ; illustrations by Peter Sís

The republic of imagination : a life in books, Azar Nafisi ; illustrations by Peter Sís

Label
The republic of imagination : a life in books
Title
The republic of imagination
Title remainder
a life in books
Statement of responsibility
Azar Nafisi ; illustrations by Peter Sís
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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
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-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sís, Peter
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nafisi, Azar
  • Twain, Mark
  • Lewis, Sinclair
  • McCullers, Carson
  • English teachers
  • Iranian American women
  • American fiction
  • Books and reading
  • National characteristics in literature
Target audience
adult
Label
The republic of imagination : a life in books, Azar Nafisi ; illustrations by Peter Sís
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
338 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9780143127789
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1708113
  • 795969
Label
The republic of imagination : a life in books, Azar Nafisi ; illustrations by Peter Sís
Publication
Copyright
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
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
338 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9780143127789
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1708113
  • 795969

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