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Nafisi, Azar

Overview
Works: 91 works in 230 publications in 16 languages and 10,553 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Psychological fiction  Satire  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Poetry  Documentary television programs  Documentary films  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Narrator, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: PE64.N34, 820.9
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An introduction to Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury audio guide by Dan Stone( Recording )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, a novel about a future American society that embraces hedonism and bans critical thought through reading
An introduction to Their eyes were watching God by Zora Neale Hurston by Dan Stone( Recording )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Zora Neale Hurston's Their eyes were watching God, a novel about an independent and articulate black woman named Janie Crawford who sets out to be her own person in the 1930s
Road to 9/11( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... this dramatic documentary chronicles the deep historical roots of Al-Qáida, examining the years of political oppression, economic stagnation, religious fanaticism, and violence that gave rise to the attacks of September 11. 2002. It features rare footage, and insightful commentary by leading scholars and journalists including Bernard Lewis, Fareed Zakaria, Thomas Friedman, Irshad Manji, Azar Nafisis, Kanan Makiya, Fawaz Gerges, and David Fromkin."
Reading Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in books by Azar Nafisi( Book )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anno 1995 richt een docente in Iran een geheime leesclub op waaraan zeven studentes deelnemen; dit heeft grote invloed op hun leven
Shahnameh : the Persian book of kings by Firdawsī( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The definitive translation by Dick Davis of the great national epic of Iran--now newly revised and expanded to be the most complete English-language edition --has revised and expanded his acclaimed translation of Ferdowsi's masterpiece, adding more than seventy pages of newly translated text. Davis's elegant combination of prose and verse allows the poetry of the Shahnameh to sing its own tales directly, interspersed sparingly with clearly marked explanations to ease along modern readers. Originally composed for the Samanid princes of Khorasan in the tenth century, the Shahnameh is among the greatest works of world literature. This prodigious narrative tells the story of pre-Islamic Persia, from the mythical creation of the world and the dawn of Persian civilization through the seventh-century Arab conquest. The stories of the Shahnameh are deeply embedded in Persian culture and beyond, as attested by their appearance in such works as The Kite Runner and the love poems of Rumi and Hafez. --
Things I've been silent about memories by Azar Nafisi( Recording )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Azar Nafisi shares with listeners her memoir of growing up, particularly as a woman, in the revolutionary, fundamentalist, and complex nation of Iran
The republic of imagination : America in three books by Azar Nafisi( Recording )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking her cue from a challenge thrown to her in Seattle, where a skeptical reader told her that Americans don't care about books the way they did back in Iran, she responds to those who say fiction has nothing to teach us. She invites us to join her as citizens of her 'Republic of Imagination,' a country where the villains are conformity and orthodoxy and the only passport to entry is a free mind and a willingness to dream
Things I've been silent about : memories by Azar Nafisi( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Azar Nafisi, author of the international bestseller Reading Lolita in Tehran, now gives readers a stunning personal story of growing up in a family in Iran, moving memories of her life lived in thrall to a powerful and difficult mother, against the background of Iran during a time of revolution and change
Iran by Inge Morath( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Introduction to Their eyes were watching God by Zora Neale Hurston audio guide by Dan Stone( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts and critical analysis
Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 by Dan Stone( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the theme and characters in Bradbury's novel and includes excerpts from the book and background information on the author
Leggere Lolita a Teheran by Azar Nafisi( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in Italian and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zora Neale Hurston's Their eyes were watching God by Dan Stone( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Zora Neale Hurston's Their eyes were watching God, a novel about an independent and articulate black woman named Janie Crawford who sets out to be her own person in the 1930s
Lire Lolita à Téhéran : récit by Azar Nafisi( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in French and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En 1995, A. Nafisi dut démissionner de l'Université de Téhéran et parvint à réunir pendant près de deux ans sept de ses étudiantes chez elle. A travers l'étude de Nabokov et de Scott Fitzgerald, ces jeunes filles ont appris à mettre en question la situation politique de leur propre pays. Récit d'une enseignante qui a réussi à gagner leur confiance grâce à la littérature
For Neda( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Neda Agha Soltan, a young woman who was killed during demonstrations disputing the results of the election held in Iran in 2009. She became a symbol of the protest movements in Iran when a film showing her dying in the street was broadcast worldwide. To get a true picture of Neda, Iranian journalist Saeed Kamali Dehghan secretly interviews her family. They tell of her commitment to women's rights, personal freedom and self-expression. Also included is commentary by Iranian exiles, journalists, academics, computer media specialists, one of Neda's university friends, and a doctor who witnessed Neda's death
BiBi e la voce verde by Azar Nafisi( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in Italian and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le cose che non ho detto by Azar Nafisi( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in Italian and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading Lolita in Tehran [a memoir in books] by Azar Nafisi( Recording )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For two years before she left Iran in 1997, Nafisi gathered seven young women at her house every Thursday morning to read and discuss forbidden works of Western literature. They were all former students whom she had taught at university. Some came from conservative and religious families; others were progressive and secular; several had spent time in jail. They were shy and uncomfortable at first, unaccustomed to being asked to speak their minds, but soon they began open up and to speak more freely, not only about novels they were reading but also about themselves, their dreams and disappointments. Their stories intertwined with those they were reading, Pride and Prejudice, Washington Square, Daisey Miller, and Lolita, as they imagined her in Tehran. -- from iTunes website
La repubblica dell'immaginazione : una vita e i suoi libri by Azar Nafisi( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in Italian and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The republic of imagination : America in three books by Azar Nafisi( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A passionate hymn to the power of fiction to change people's lives, by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Reading Lolita in Tehran. Ten years ago, Azar Nafisi electrified readers with her million-copy bestseller, Reading Lolita in Tehran, which told the story of how, against the backdrop of morality squads and executions, she taught The Great Gatsby and other classics to her eager students in Iran. In this exhilarating followup, Nafisi has written the book her fans have been waiting for: an impassioned, beguiling, and utterly original tribute to the vital importance of fiction in a democratic society. What Reading Lolita in Tehran was for Iran, The Republic of Imagination is for America. Taking her cue from a challenge thrown to her in Seattle, where a skeptical reader told her that Americans don't care about books the way they did back in Iran, she energetically responds to those who say fiction has nothing to teach us. Blending memoir and polemic with close readings of her favorite American novels-The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Babbitt, and The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, among others-she invites us to join her as citizens of her 'Republic of Imagination, ' a country where the villains are conformity and orthodoxy and the only passport to entry is a free mind and a willingness to dream"--
 
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Road to 9/11
Alternative Names
Azar Nafisi

Azar Nafisi Iranaian academic and writer

Azar Nafisi iranisch-amerikanische Hochschulprofessorin, Schriftstellerin und Intellektuelle

Azar Nafisi iransk författare

Azar Nafisi schrijfster uit Iran

Azar Nafisi scrittrice iraniana

Nafeesee, Azar 1947-

Naficy, Azar 1955-

Nafīsī, Āḏar

Nafīsī, Āḏār 1947-

Nafīsī, Aḍar 1955-

Nefisi, Azer 1955-

Нафиси, Азар

נאפיסי, אזאר

נאפיסי, אזאר 1955-

נפיסי, אזאר 1955-

آذار نفيسي

آذر نفیسی نویسنده ایرانی

نفيسي، آذر

نفیسی, آذر

アーザル・ナフィースィー

ナフィーシー, アーザル

Languages
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Reading Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in booksShahnameh : the Persian book of kingsThings I've been silent about memoriesThings I've been silent about : memoriesIranThings I've been silent about : memoriesReading Lolita in Tehran [a memoir in books]