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Writing in an Age of Silence

(2007)
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A revelatory 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 unparalleled 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's 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.



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May 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: Writing in an Age of Silence
Author(s): Sara Paretsky
ISBN: 1-84467-122-4 / 978-1-84467-122-9 (UK edition)
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May 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Writing in an Age of Silence
Author(s): Sara Paretsky
ISBN: 1-84467-377-4 / 978-1-84467-377-3 (UK edition)
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2008 : Paperback
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Title: Writing in an Age of Silence
Author(s): Sara Paretsky
ISBN: 8188965391 / 978-8188965397
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January 2007 : Paperback
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Title: Writing in an Age of Silence
Author(s): Sara Paretsky
ISBN: 8188965421 / 978-8188965427
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May 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Writing in an Age of Silence
Author(s): Sara Paretsky
Publisher: Verso
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May 2009 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Writing in an Age of Silence
Author(s): Sara Paretsky
Publisher: Verso
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU