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An edition of Republic of Imagination (2014)

The republic of imagination

the case for fiction

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This edition was published in by William Heinemann in London.

Written in English

338 pages

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 favourite 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.

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Cover of: Republic of Imagination
Republic of Imagination
2015, Penguin Random House
in English
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The republic of imagination: the case for fiction
2014, William Heinemann
in English

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The republic of imagination

the case for fiction

This edition was published in by William Heinemann in London.


Edition Description

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 favourite 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.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
306.4880973
Library of Congress
PE64.N34 A3 2014

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL28683960M
Internet Archive
republicofimagin0000nafi
ISBN 10
0434022152, 0434022160
ISBN 13
9780434022151, 9780434022168, 9781448149032
OCLC/WorldCat
887933656

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