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Reading Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in books

Author: Azar Nafisi
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This is the story of Azar Nafisi's dream and of the nightmare that made it come true. 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. They were unaccustomed to being asked to speak their minds, but soon they began to open up and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Azar Nafisi
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Azar Nafisi
ISBN: 0375504907 9780375504907 0965470806 9780965470803
OCLC Number: 50767987
Description: 347 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Lolita --
Gatsby --
James --
Austen.
Responsibility: Azar Nafisi.
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This is the story of Azar Nafisi's dream and of the nightmare that made it come true. 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. They were unaccustomed to being asked to speak their minds, but soon they began to open up and to speak more freely, not only about the novels they were reading but also about themselves, their dreams and disappointments. Nafisi's account flashes back to the early days of the revolution, when she first started teaching at the University of Tehran amid the swirl or protests and demonstrations. Azar Nafisi's tale offers a fascinating portrait of the Iran-Iraq war viewed from Tehran and gives us a rare glimpse, from the inside, of women's lives in revolutionary Iran.

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