Writing in an Age of Silence

 

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Writing in an Age of Silence


by Sara Paretsky (Author)

 

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ISBN: 9781844671229

 

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Writing in an Age of Silence by Sara Paretsky (Hardback) (9781844671229)

Explores the traditions of political and literary dissent that have informed the author's life and work, against the unparallelled repression of free speech and thought in the USA. In tracing the writer's difficult journey from silence to speech, this work evokes Chicago - the city with which she has become indelibly associated.


This is a brilliant exploration of the writer's art, by the bestselling author of the V. I. Warshawski novels. In this powerful new book, Sara Paretsky explores the traditions of political and literary dissent that have informed her life and work, against the unparallelled repression of free speech and thought in the USA today. In tracing the writer's difficult journey from silence to speech, she turns to her childhood and youth in rural Kansas, and brilliantly evokes Chicago - the city with which she has become indelibly associated - from her arrival during the civil-rights struggle in the mid-1960s to her most extraordinary literary creation, the south-side detective V. I. Warshawski. Paretsky traces the emergence of V. I. Warshawski from the shadows of the loner detectives that stalk the mean streets of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler's novels, and in the process explores American individualism, the failure of the American dream and the resulting dystopia. Both memoir and meditation, "Writing in an Age of Silence" is a compelling exploration of the writer's art and daunting responsibility in the face of the assault on US civil liberties post-9/11.


 

ISBN 1844671224
ISBN13 9781844671229
Publisher Verso Books
Format Hardback
Publication date 15/05/2007
Pages 192
Weight (grammes) 327
Published in United Kingdom
Height (mm) 210
Width (mm) 140