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The Resource The republic of imagination : a life in books, Azar Nafisi ; illustrations by Peter Sis

The republic of imagination : a life in books, Azar Nafisi ; illustrations by Peter Sis

Label
The republic of imagination : a life in books
Title
The republic of imagination
Title remainder
a life in books
Statement of responsibility
Azar Nafisi ; illustrations by Peter Sis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Azar Nafisi's bestseller Reading Lolita in Tehran ended with her arrival in America with her young family, carrying little more than the beloved books that helped her survive in revolutionary Iran. The Republic of Imagination gives us the next chapter in Azar's journey, as she settles into her new life as a teacher in Washington, DC, and wonders what it means to become an American citizen. She turns for an answer to the writings of the Founding fathers and to her favorite American novels--beginning with The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The best novels, Azar reminds us, can transport us across time and space, picking us up and plunking us down in a radically unfamiliar world, like Dorothy in the Land of Oz. But they are not just a means of escape. Through books, we learn to step into other people's shoes and to imagine ourselves confronting difficult choices. In this passionately argued and deeply personal book Azar challenges us to find in fiction the inspiration--and the courage--to lead a more meaningful life
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Nafisi, Azar
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Nafisi, Azar
  • Twain, Mark
  • Lewis, Sinclair
  • McCullers, Carson
  • Baldwin, James
  • English teachers
  • Iranian American women
  • American fiction
  • Books and reading
  • National characteristics in literature
Label
The republic of imagination : a life in books, Azar Nafisi ; illustrations by Peter Sis
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Huck -- Babbitt -- Carson -- Epilogue: Baldwin
Control code
900623566
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
338 pages
Isbn
9780143127789
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The republic of imagination : a life in books, Azar Nafisi ; illustrations by Peter Sis
Publication
Contents
Huck -- Babbitt -- Carson -- Epilogue: Baldwin
Control code
900623566
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
338 pages
Isbn
9780143127789
Other physical details
illustrations

Library Locations

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