Literature from the Axis of Evil: Writing from Iran, Iraq, North Korea, and Other Enemy Nations - A Words Without Borders Anthology

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New Press, Words Without Borders
The New Press, Sep 1, 2007 - Literary Collections - 296 pages
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"The book every American should read this year."--"The Bloomsbury Review"
Subject of a full-length segment on "Morning Edition" when it first appeared in hardcover, "Literature from the "Axis of Evil""'s publication was celebrated by authors including Azar Nafisi and Alice Walker, and the "Bloomsbury Review" named it a "book of the year."
In thirty-five works of fiction and poetry, writers from countries Americans have not been allowed to hear from--until the Treasury Department revised its regulations recently--offer an invaluable window on daily life in "enemy nations" and humanize the individuals living there. The book includes works from Syria, Lybia, the Sudan, Cuba, as well as from Iran, Iraq, and North Korea. As editor Alane Mason writes in the introduction, "Not knowing what the rest of the world is thinking and writing is both dangerous and boring."
 

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Review: Literature from the "Axis of Evil": Writing from Iran, Iraq, North Korea, and Other Enemy Nations

User Review  - Melissa Cavanaugh - Goodreads

The "axis of evil" conceit is a little gimmicky, but it is what hooked me and I'm glad it did - an excellent collection of international modern fiction. Read full review

Review: Literature from the "Axis of Evil": Writing from Iran, Iraq, North Korea, and Other Enemy Nations

User Review  - danielle - Goodreads

because of my interest in middle eastern culture, i expected to enjoy the writings from this region of the world the most. however, i found the stories and poetry from cuba to be the standouts in this collection. Read full review

Contents

Iran
1
Iraq
51
North Korea
99
Syria
175
Libya
225
Sudan
241
Cuba
253
About the Translators and Advisers
288
About Words Without Borders
297
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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 and funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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