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Jasmine and stars : reading more than Lolita in Tehran

Author: Fatemeh Keshavarz
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2007.
Series: Islamic civilization & Muslim networks.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a direct, frank, and intimate exploration of Iranian literature and society, scholar, teacher, and poet Fatemeh Keshavarz challenges popular perceptions of Iran as a society bereft of vitality and joy. Her fresh perspective on present day Iran provides a rare insight into this rich culture alive with artistic expression but virtually unknown to most Americans. She warns against the rise of what she calls the "New  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Keshavarz, Fatemeh, 1952-
Jasmine and stars.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2006021902
(OCoLC)70265549
Named Person: Azar Nafisi; Furūgh Farrukhzād; Shahrnūsh Pārsīʹpūr; Furūgh Farrukhzād; Shahrnūsh Pārsīʹpūr; Azar Nafisi; Furūġ Farruḫzād; Šahrnūš Pārsīpūr
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Fatemeh Keshavarz
ISBN: 9780807883754 0807883751
OCLC Number: 233572721
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 174 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction: What does the elephant look like? --
The jasmine, the stars, and the grasshoppers --
The eternal Forough: the voice of our earthly rebellion --
My uncle the painter --
Women without men: fireworks of the imagination --
The good, the missing, and the faceless: what is wrong with reading Lolita in Tehran --
Tea with my father and the saints --
Index.
Series Title: Islamic civilization & Muslim networks.
Responsibility: Fatemeh Keshavarz.
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