Throughout her writing, including works likeReading Lolita in Tehran, Things I’ve Been Silent About, and The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books, Azar Nafisi has explored the transformative powers of books in a world of tyranny. [...] Her newest book, Read Dangerously: The Subversive Power of Literature in Troubled Times, is 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. In it, Nafisi explores the most probing questions of our time through the works of Toni Morrison, Salman Rushdie, James Baldwin, Margaret Atwood, and more.
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