Reading Lolita in Tehran

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  • Author : Azar Nafisi
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 384 pages
  • ISBN : 1588360792
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 149 reviews
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Download or Read online Reading Lolita in Tehran full in PDF, ePub and kindle. this book written by Azar Nafisi and published by Random House which was released on 30 December 2003 with total page 384 pages. We cannot guarantee that Reading Lolita in Tehran book is available in the library, click Get Book button and read full online book in your kindle, tablet, IPAD, PC or mobile whenever and wherever You Like. #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • We all have dreams—things we fantasize about doing and generally never get around to. 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. 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 to open up and to speak more freely, not only about the 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, Daisy Miller and Lolita—their Lolita, as they imagined her in Tehran. 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 of protests and demonstrations. In those frenetic days, the students took control of the university, expelled faculty members and purged the curriculum. When a radical Islamist in Nafisi’s class questioned her decision to teach The Great Gatsby, which he saw as an immoral work that preached falsehoods of “the Great Satan,” she decided to let him put Gatsby on trial and stood as the sole witness for the defense. Azar Nafisi’s luminous 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. It is a work of great passion and poetic beauty, written with a startlingly original voice. Praise for Reading Lolita in Tehran “Anyone who has ever belonged to a book group must read this book. Azar Nafisi takes us into the vivid lives of eight women who must meet in secret to explore the forbidden fiction of the West. It is at once a celebration of the power of the novel and a cry of outrage at the reality in which these women are trapped. The ayatollahs don’ t know it, but Nafisi is one of the heroes of the Islamic Republic.”—Geraldine Brooks, author of Nine Parts of Desire

Reading Lolita in Tehran

Reading Lolita in Tehran
  • Author : Azar Nafisi
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 30 December 2003
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • We all have dreams—things we fantasize about doing and generally never get around to. 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. Some came from conservative

Reading Lolita in Tehran

Reading Lolita in Tehran
  • Author : Azar Nafisi
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 13 October 2015
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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

A Study Guide for Azar Nafisi s Reading Lolita in Tehran A Memoir in Books

A Study Guide for Azar Nafisi s  Reading Lolita in Tehran  A Memoir in Books
  • Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Release : 04 October 2022
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A Study Guide for Azar Nafisi's "Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Literary Newsmakers for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Literary Newsmakers for Students for all of your research needs.

Summary of Azar Nafisi s Reading Lolita in Tehran

Summary of Azar Nafisi s Reading Lolita in Tehran
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  • Publisher : Everest Media LLC
  • Release : 25 July 2022
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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I chose seven of my best and most committed students and invited them to come to my house every Thursday morning to discuss literature. I was sure at least one would turn against me. But the students stood by me, and took off their headscarves. #2 I had many students over the years, and I would often photograph them together. I would always include Nassrin, but she

Reading Lolita In Tehran

Reading Lolita In Tehran
  • Author : Azar Nafisi
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 04 October 2022
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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

Reading Lolita in Tehran

Reading Lolita in Tehran
  • Author : Azar Nafisi
  • Publisher : Turtleback Books
  • Release : 01 December 2003
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The author describes growing up in the Islamic Republic of Iran and the group of young women who came together at her home in secret every Thursday to read and discuss great books of Western literature.

The Republic of Imagination

The Republic of Imagination
  • Author : Azar Nafisi
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 21 October 2014
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A New York Times bestseller The author of the beloved #1 New York Times bestseller Reading Lolita in Tehran returns with the next chapter of her life in books—a passionate and deeply moving hymn to America Ten years ago, Azar Nafisi electrified readers with her multimillion-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 of English and American literature to her

Jasmine and Stars

Jasmine and Stars
  • Author : Fatemeh Keshavarz
  • Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
  • Release : 05 March 2007
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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. 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 Study Guide for Azar Nafisi s Reading Lolita in Tehran

A Study Guide for Azar Nafisi s  Reading Lolita in Tehran
  • Author : Cengage Learning Gale
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 25 July 2017
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A Study Guide for Azar Nafisi's "Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Literary Newsmakers for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Literary Newsmakers for Students for all of your research needs.

Targeting Iran

Targeting Iran
  • Author : David Barsamian,Noam Chomsky,Ervand Abrahamian,Nahid Mozaffari
  • Publisher : City Lights Books
  • Release : 01 June 2007
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Iran and the United States are on a collision course. David Barsamian presents the perspectives of four experts on Iran who discuss the 1953 CIA coup and the rise of the Islamic regime, Iran's internal dynamics and competing forces, relations with Iraq and Afghanistan, and the consequences of US policy. Ervand Abrahamian authored Iran Between Two Revolutions. Noam Chomsky's most recent book is Failed States. Nahid Mozaffari edited the The PEN Anthology of Contemporary Iranian Literature. David Barsamian's books include Imperial

A Quiet Revolution

A Quiet Revolution
  • Author : Leila Ahmed
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 29 April 2011
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A probing study of the veil's recent return—from one of the world's foremost authorities on Muslim women—that reaches surprising conclusions about contemporary Islam's place in the West todayIn Cairo in the 1940s, Leila Ahmed was raised by a generation of women who never dressed in the veils and headscarves their mothers and grandmothers had worn. To them, these coverings seemed irrelevant to both modern life and Islamic piety. Today, however, the majority of Muslim women throughout the Islamic