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Writing in an Age of Silence

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Writing in an Age of Silence by Sara Paretsky
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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.

Author Biography

Sara Paretsky is the author of the bestselling V I Warshawski novels, including, most recently, Fire Sale and Blacklist. The winner of many awards, including the Cartier Diamond Dagger award for lifetime achievement from the British Crime Writers' Association, she lives in Chicago.
Release date NZ
May 15th, 2007
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Verso Books
Pages
192
Dimensions
140x210x18
ISBN-13
9781844671229
Product ID
1660962

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