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Literature From The " Axis Of Evil ": Writings From Iran, Iraq, North Korea, And Other Enemy Nations.

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ISBN 10: 1595580700 / ISBN 13: 9781595580702
Published by The New Press, New York, 2006
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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295 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. LITERATURE. Short stories and fiction excerpts from Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Syria, Cuba, Sudan, and other countries from whom the government would rather we didn't hear. (Key Words: Literature, Anthology, Developing Countries, Iran). Bookseller Inventory # 48589X1

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Title: Literature From The " Axis Of Evil ": ...

Publisher: The New Press, New York

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Book Type: book

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Short stories and fiction excerpts from Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Syria, Cuba, Sudan, and other countries from whom the government would rather we didn't hear.

"Not knowing what the rest of the world is thinking and writing is both dangerous and boring."—Alane Mason, founding editor, Words Without Borders

During the Cold War, writers behind the Iron Curtain—Solzhenitsyn, Kundera, Milosz—were translated and published in the United States, providing an invaluable window on the Soviet regime's effects on daily life and humanizing the individuals living under its conditions.

Yet U.S. Treasury Department regulations made it almost impossible for Americans to gain access to writings from "evil" countries such as Iran and Cuba until recently. Penalties for translating such works or for "enhancing their value" by editing them included stiff fines and potential jail time for the publisher. With relaxation in 2005 of the Treasury regulations (in response to pressure from the literary and scientific publishing communities that culminated in a lawsuit), it is now possible, for the first time in many years, to read in English works from these disfavored nations.

The New Press and Words Without Borders are proud to be among the first to offer American readers contemporary literature of "enemy nations." Literature from the Axis of Evil includes thirty-five works of fiction from seven countries, most of which have never before been translated into English.

About the Author:

Alane Mason is a senior editor at W. W. Norton & Company. Dedi Felman is a senior editor at Oxford University Press and lives part-time in Princeton. Samantha Schnee is the former senior editor of Zoetrope: All-Story and lives part-time in Houston. All are editors at Words Without Borders and live primarily in New York City. Words Without Borders is an online magazine for international literature. A partner of PEN American Center, it is hosted by Columbia University and Bard College.

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