The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books

The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books

By: Nafisi, Azar

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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 countrywhere the villains are conformity and orthodoxy and the only passport to entry is a free mind and a willingness to dream."

Title: The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books

Author Name: Nafisi, Azar

Categories: Books About Books,

Publisher: The Viking Press: October 2014

ISBN Number: 0670026069

ISBN Number 13: 9780670026067

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used - Good

Seller ID: 56501