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Republic of Imagination : A Life In Books (Paperback) (Azar Nafisi)

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The author of the beloved #1 New York Times bestseller Reading Lolita in Tehran returns with the next chapter of her life in books—a passionate and deeply moving hymn to AmericaTen years ago, Azar Nafisi electrified readers with her multimillion-copy bestsellerReading Lolita in Tehran, which told the story of how, against the backdrop of morality squads and executions, she taughtThe Great Gatsby and other classics of English and American literature to her eager students in Iran. In this electrifying follow-up, she argues that fiction is just as threatened—and just as invaluable—in America today.Blending memoir and polemic with close readings of her favorite novels, she describes the unexpected journey that led her to become an American citizen after first dreaming of America as a young girl in Tehran and coming to know the country through its fiction. She urges us to rediscover the America of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and challenges us to be truer to the words and spirit of the Founding Fathers, who understood that their democratic experiment would never thrive or survive unless they could foster a democratic imagination. Nafisi invites committed readers everywhere to join her as citizens of what she calls the Republic of Imagination, a country with no borders and few restrictions, where the only passport to entry is a free mind and a willingness to dream.
The author of the beloved #1 New York Times bestseller Reading Lolita in Tehran returns with the next chapter of her life in booksa passionate and deeply moving hymn to America

Ten years ago, Azar Nafisi electrified readers with her multimillion-copy bestsellerReading Lolita in Tehran, which told the story of how, against the backdrop of morality squads and executions, she taughtThe Great Gatsby and other classics of English and American literature to her eager students in Iran. In this electrifying follow-up, she argues that fiction is just as threatenedand just as invaluablein America today.

Blending memoir and polemic with close readings of her favorite novels, she describes the unexpected journey that led her to become an American citizen after first dreaming of America as a young girl in Tehran and coming to know the country through its fiction. She urges us to rediscover the America of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and challenges us to be more true to the words and spirit of the Founding Fathers, who understood that their democratic experiment would never thrive or survive unless they could foster a democratic imagination. Nafisi invites committed readers everywhere to join her as citizens of what she calls the Republic of Imagination, a country with no borders and few restrictions, where the only passport to entry is a free mind and a willingness to dream.
Number of Pages: 338
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Literary Criticism
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: Azar Nafisi
Language: English
Street Date: September 1, 2015
TCIN: 17462882
UPC: 9780143127789
Item Number (DPCI): 247-47-0155
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