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  • The Republic of Imagination

  • By: Azar Nafisi
  • Narrated by: Mozhan Marno
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
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The Republic of Imagination

By: Azar Nafisi
Narrated by: Mozhan Marno
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Summary

From the author of the best-selling memoir Reading Lolita in Tehran comes a powerful and passionate case for the vital role of fiction today.

Ten years ago, Azar Nafisi electrified readers with her million-copy best seller, 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 follow-up, 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.

Taking her cue from a challenge thrown to her at a reading, she energetically responds to those who say fiction has nothing to teach us today. Blending memoir and polemic with close readings of her favourite novels, 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.

©2016 Azar Nafisi (P)2016 Penguin Random House UK

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