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005    20141027021234.0 
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010    2014022287 
019    870919634|a892116977 
020    9780670026067 (hardback) 
020    0670026069 (hardback) 
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050 00 PE64.N34|bA3 2014 
082 00 813.009|223 
100 1  Nafisi, Azar. 
245 14 The republic of imagination :|bAmerica in three books /
       |cAzar Nafisi ; illustrations by Peter Sis. 
246 30 America in three books 
264  1 New York, New York :|bViking,|c[2014]. 
300    338 p. :|bill. ;|c22 cm. 
336    text|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|2rdamedia 
338    volume|2rdacarrier 
505 0  Part I. Huck -- Part II. Babbitt -- Part III. Carson -- 
       Epilogue. Baldwin. 
520    "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"-- 
       Provided by publisher. 
600 10 Nafisi, Azar. 
600 10 Twain, Mark,|d1835-1910.|tAdventures of Huckleberry Finn. 
600 10 Lewis, Sinclair,|d1885-1951.|tBabbitt. 
600 10 McCullers, Carson,|d1917-1967.|tHeart is a lonely hunter. 
650  0 English teachers|zUnited States|vBiography. 
650  0 Iranian American women|vBiography. 
650  0 American fiction|xAppreciation|zUnited States. 
650  0 Books and reading|zUnited States. 
650  0 National characteristics in literature. 
700 1  Sís, Peter,|d1949-,|eillustrator.