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Author Nafisi, Azar.

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

Publication Info. New York, New York : Viking, [2014].


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  973 NAFISI    Check Shelf
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Non Fiction  973 NAFISI    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  973 NAF    Storage
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  973 NAFISI    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Manross Branch - Non Fiction  973 N146    Check Shelf
 Burlington Public Library - Adult Department  973 NAFISI    Check Shelf
 Canton Public Library - Adult Department  813 NAFISI    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department Lower Level  813 NAFISI    Check Shelf
 Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - Adult Department  BIOGRAPHY NAFISI, AZAR    Check Shelf
 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  813.009 NAF    Check Shelf

Description 338 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents Part I. Huck -- Part II. Babbitt -- Part III. Carson -- Epilogue. Baldwin.
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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Nafisi, Azar.
English teachers -- United States -- Biography.
Iranian American women -- Biography.
American fiction -- Appreciation -- United States.
Books and reading -- United States.
National characteristics in literature.
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951. Babbitt.
McCullers, Carson, 1917-1967. Heart is a lonely hunter.
LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General.
Added Author Sís, Peter, 1949- illustrator.
Added Title America in three books
ISBN 9780670026067 (hardback) $28.95
0670026069 (hardback)
9780143127789 (pbk.)
0143127780 (pbk.)
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