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001    on1244274368 
003    OCoLC 
005    20220307160418.0 
008    210315t20222022nyu    e b    000 0 eng d 
020    9780062947369|q(hardcover) 
020    0062947362|q(hardcover) 
035    (OCoLC)1244274368 
040    TOH|beng|erda|cTOH|dAZZPT|dY$5|dOEM|dCLE|dBRG|dRNL|dCPL
049    WHPP 
050  4 PN511|b.N24 2022 
082  4 809 
100 1  Nafisi, Azar,|eauthor. 
245 10 Read dangerously :|bthe subversive power of literature in 
       troubled times /|cAzar Nafisi. 
250    First edition. 
264  1 New York, NY :|bDey St., an imprint of William Morrow,
264  4 |c©2022 
300    223 pages ;|c22 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-223). 
505 0  Rushdie, Plato, Bradbury -- Hurston, Morrison -- Grossman,
       Ackerman, Khoury -- Atwood -- Baldwin, Coates. 
520    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. 
650  0 Literature|xHistory and criticism. 
650  0 Protest literature|xHistory and criticism. 
650  0 Politics and literature. 
650  0 Literature and society.  
650  0 Censorship.  
650  0 Fiction|xAppreciation.  
650  0 Books and reading|zUnited States.  
650  0 Books and reading|zIran.  
650  7 POLITICAL SCIENCE / Censorship|2bisacsh 
655  7 Essays.|2lcgft 
914    FARM291449 
994    C0|bWHP 

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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 - Adult Department  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 05-24-23