Reading Lolita In Tehran
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✏Reading Lolita in Tehran Book Summary : Every Thursday morning in a living room in Iran, over tea and pastries, eight women meet in secret to discuss forbidden works of Western literature. As they lose themselves in the worlds of Lolita, The Great Gatsby and Pride and Prejudice, gradually they come to share their own stories, dreams and hopes with each other, and, for a few hours, taste freedom. Azar Nafisi's bestselling memoir is a moving, passionate testament to the transformative power of books, the magic of words and the search for beauty in life's darkest moments.
📒Iranian Women In The Memoir ✍ Emira Derbel
✏Iranian Women in the Memoir Book Summary : This book investigates the various reasons behind the elevation of the memoir, previously categorized as a marginalized form of life writing that denudes the private space of women, especially in Western Asian countries such as Iran. Through a comparative investigation of Azar Nafisi’s Reading Lolita in Tehran and Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis (1) and (2), the book examines the way both narrative and graphic memoirs offer possibilities for Iranian women to reclaim new territory, transgress a post-traumatic revolution, and reconstruct a new model of womanhood that evades socio-political and religious restrictions. Exile is conceptualized as empowering rather than a continued status of loss and disillusionment, and the liminality of both women writers turns into a space of artistic production. The book also resists the New Orientalist scope within which Reading Lolita in Tehran, more than Persepolis, has been misread. In order to reject these allegations, this work sheds light on the representation of Iranian women in Reading Lolita in Tehran, not as weak victims held captive by a totalitarian version of Islam, but as active participants rewriting their stories through the liberating power of the memoir. The comparative approach between narrative and comic memoirs is a fruitful way of displaying similar experiences of disillusionment, loss, return, and exile through different techniques. The common thread uniting both memoirs is their zeal to reclaim Iranian women’s agency and strength over subservience and passivity.
✏Reading Lolita In Tehran Book Summary : Prof. Nafisi resigned from her job as professor of English Literature at a university in Tehran in 1995 due to repressive government policies. For the next 2 years, until she left Iran, she gathered 7 young women, former students, at her house every Thursday morning to read and discuss works of Western literature forbidden by the new regime. They used this forum to learn to speak freely, not only about literature, but also about the social, political, and cultural realities of living under strict Islamic rule.
✏Reading Lolita in Tehran Book Summary : The author presents a memoir of her life in post-revolutionary Iran, focusing on her organization of a group of young women in 1997 who met secretly once a week to read and discuss forbidden works of Western literature.
📒Reading Lolita In Tehran By Azar Nafisi ✍ Judi T. Kiraly
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📒Ready Reference Treatise Reading Lolita In Tehran ✍ Raja Sharma
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📒Jasmine And Stars ✍ Fatemeh Keshavarz
✏Jasmine and Stars Book Summary : 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. Keshavarz introduces readers to two modern Iranian women writers whose strong and articulate voices belie the stereotypical perception of Iranian women as voiceless victims in a country of villains. She follows with a lively critique of the recent best-seller Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books, which epitomizes what Keshavarz calls the "New Orientalist narrative," a view marred by stereotype and prejudice more often tied to current geopolitical conflicts than to an understanding of Iran. Blending in firsthand glimpses of her own life--from childhood memories in 1960s Shiraz to her present life as a professor in America--Keshavarz paints a portrait of Iran depicting both cultural depth and intellectual complexity. With a scholar's expertise and a poet's hand, she helps amplify the powerful voices of contemporary Iranians and leads readers toward a deeper understanding of the country's past and present.
📒Summarized And Analyzed Reading Lolita In Tehran ✍ Student World
✏Summarized and Analyzed Reading Lolita in Tehran Book Summary : The author, the narrator of the memoir, has to go through very difficult times in her own country when the country was being ruled by the fundamentalist Islamic government. She faced an expulsion from the institute because she refused to wear a veil, which according to the ruling government's orders was a part of the code of conduct set for the female teachers, students, and women in general in Iran.
📒Azar Nafisi S Reading Lolita In Tehran ✍ Gina Santucci Chandler
✏Azar Nafisi s Reading Lolita in Tehran Book Summary : "Memoir allows the writer to explore their private world publicly, and, in so doing, the memoirist engages the reader in their own internal dialogue, thereby making it external. The effect of this transaction between reader and writer is perhaps more powerful than any other text, for it forces the readers' psyche into the middle of the action, connecting the reader, writer, and text on a profound level ... We, as readers, are inevitably intrigued by the psychological connection between the memoirist and the Self, the fascinating power of memory, and the cultural tendency to desire mental exploration. In turn, reading a memoir becomes an act of poignant emotional exploration, a psychosocial journey, a transaction with an intriguing Other. It becomes what Nafisi described as 'a celebration, an act of insubordination against the betrayals, horrors, and infidelities of life' (47). The celebration that is memoir makes it perhaps the most uniquely powerful of genres"--Leaf 40.
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