The republic of imagination: America in three books

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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 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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9780698170339
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subject_facet American fiction -- Appreciation -- United States, Books and reading -- United States, English teachers -- United States -- Biography, Iranian American women -- Biography, Lewis, Sinclair, -- 1885-1951. -- Babbitt, McCullers, Carson, -- 1917-1967. -- Heart is a lonely hunter, Nafisi, Azar, National characteristics in literature, Twain, Mark, -- 1835-1910. -- Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
title_display The republic of imagination : America in three books
title_full The Republic of Imagination America in Three Books, The republic of imagination : America in three books / Azar Nafisi ; illustrations by Peter Sis
title_short The republic of imagination :
title_sub America in three books
topic_facet American fiction, Appreciation, Biography & Autobiography, Books and reading, English teachers, Iranian American women, Lewis, Sinclair, Literary Criticism, McCullers, Carson, Nafisi, Azar, National characteristics in literature, Nonfiction, Twain, Mark