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Read dangerously : the subversive power of literature in troubled times

Nafisi, Azar (author.).

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  • ISBN: 0062947362
  • ISBN: 9780062947369
  • Physical Description: [xi], 223 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow, [2022]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-223).
Formatted Contents Note: Rushdie, Plato, Bradbury -- Hurston, Morrison -- Grossman, Ackerman, Khoury -- Atwood -- Baldwin, Coates.
Summary, etc.: What is the role of literature in an era when one political party wages continual war on writers and the press? What is the connection between political strife in our daily lives, and the way we meet our enemies on the page in fiction? How can literature, through its free exchange, affect politics? In this galvanizing guide to literature as resistance, Nafisi seeks to answer these questions. Drawing on her experiences as a woman and voracious reader living in the Islamic Republic of Iran, her life as an immigrant in the United States, and her role as literature professor in both countries, she crafts an argument for why, in a genuine democracy, we must engage with the enemy, and how literature can be a vehicle for doing so. Structured as a series of letters to her father, who taught her as a child about how literature can rescue us in times of trauma, Nafisi explores the most probing questions of our time through the works of Toni Morrison, Salman Rushdie, James Baldwin, Margaret Atwood, and more.
Subject: Literature History and criticism
Protest literature History and criticism
Politics and literature
Littérature Histoire et critique
Littérature contestataire Histoire et critique
Politique et littérature
Politics and literature
Protest literature
Literature History and criticism
Genre: Essais.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.