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Author Nafisi, Azar, author.

Title Read dangerously : the subversive power of literature in troubled times / Azar Nafisi.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow, [2022]


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 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  809 NAFISI    Check Shelf
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Non Fiction  809 NAFISI    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  809 NAFISI    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Manross Branch - New Materials  809 NAFISI    Check Shelf
 Burlington Public Library - New Books  809 NAFISI    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department  809.9335 NAFISI    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  809 NAF    Check Shelf
 Farmington, Main Library - Adult New Materials  809.93 NAFI    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  809 NAFISI    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - New Materials  809 NAFISI    DUE 03-08-23

Edition First edition.
Description 223 pages ; 22 cm
Summary What is the role of literature in an era when one political party wages continual war on writers and the press? What is the connection between political strife in our daily lives, and the way we meet our enemies on the page in fiction? How can literature, through its free exchange, affect politics? In this galvanizing guide to literature as resistance, Nafisi seeks to answer these questions. Drawing on her experiences as a woman and voracious reader living in the Islamic Republic of Iran, her life as an immigrant in the United States, and her role as literature professor in both countries, she crafts an argument for why, in a genuine democracy, we must engage with the enemy, and how literature can be a vehicle for doing so. Structured as a series of letters to her father, who taught her as a child about how literature can rescue us in times of trauma, Nafisi explores the most probing questions of our time through the works of Toni Morrison, Salman Rushdie, James Baldwin, Margaret Atwood, and more.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-223).
Contents Rushdie, Plato, Bradbury -- Hurston, Morrison -- Grossman, Ackerman, Khoury -- Atwood -- Baldwin, Coates.
Subject Literature -- History and criticism.
Protest literature -- History and criticism.
Politics and literature.
Literature and society.
Fiction -- Appreciation.
Books and reading -- United States.
Books and reading -- Iran.
Genre/Form Essays.
ISBN 9780062947369 (hardcover)
0062947362 (hardcover)
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