Tuesday, December 09, 2014

The Republic of Imagination: America in three books by Azar Natisi

The Republic of Imagination

From NPR: In her surprise 2003 bestseller, Reading Lolita in Tehran, Iranian emigré Azar Nafisi made clear why fiction matters in totalitarian regimes. With The Republic of Imagination, she seeks to demonstrate the importance of great literature even in a democratic society, one threatened not by fundamentalist revolutionaries but by the danger of "intellectual indolence."
Read the rest of the review by Heller McAlpin here:  http://www.npr.org/2014/10/23/357625110/republic-of-imagination-sings-the-praises-of-literature

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