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Reading Lolita in Tehran

Reading Lolita in Tehran Book
Author : Azar Nafisi
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2015-10-13
ISBN : 0141982616
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 words and the search for beauty in life's darkest moments.

Reading Lolita in Tehran

Reading Lolita in Tehran Book
Author : Azar Nafisi
Publisher : Penguin Classics
Release : 2015-07-02
ISBN : 9780241246238
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 words and the search for beauty in life's darkest moments.

Reading Lolita In Tehran

Reading Lolita In Tehran Book
Author : Azar Nafisi
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9780007412556
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 strict Islamic rule.

Reading Lolita in Tehran

Reading Lolita in Tehran Book
Author : Azar Nafisi
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2004
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Reading Lolita in Tehran book written by Azar Nafisi, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Iranian Women in the Memoir

Iranian Women in the Memoir Book
Author : Emira Derbel
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release : 2017-05-11
ISBN : 1443892661
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

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  Book
Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
Release : 2016
ISBN : 1410356280
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi Book
Author : Judi T. Kiraly
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2004
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Reading Lolita in Tehran

Reading Lolita in Tehran Book
Author : Azar Nafisi
Publisher : Turtleback Books
Release : 2003-12-01
ISBN : 9781417622092
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Unveiling the Elusive Truth in Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

Unveiling the Elusive  Truth  in Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi Book
Author : Sheat Fun Chow
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2013
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A Study Guide for Azar Nafisi s Reading Lolita in Tehran

A Study Guide for Azar Nafisi s  Reading Lolita in Tehran Book
Author : Cengage Learning Gale
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017-07-25
ISBN : 9781375386838
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Jasmine and Stars

Jasmine and Stars Book
Author : Fatemeh Keshavarz
Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
Release : 2007-03-05
ISBN : 9780807883754
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 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

Summarized and Analyzed  Reading Lolita in Tehran Book
Author : Student World
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017-05-03
ISBN : 9781521213919
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Adult Book Club Kit for Azar Nafisi s Reading Lolita in Tehran

Adult Book Club Kit for Azar Nafisi s Reading Lolita in Tehran Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2004
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Adult Book Club Kit for Azar Nafisi s Reading Lolita in Tehran book written by , available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Republic of Imagination

The Republic of Imagination Book
Author : Azar Nafisi
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2014-10-21
ISBN : 0698170334
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 eager students in Iran. In this electrifying follow-up, she argues that fiction is just as threatened—and just as invaluable—in America today. Blending memoir and polemic with close readings of her favorite novels, she describes the unexpected journey that led her to become an American citizen after first dreaming of America as a young girl in Tehran and coming to know the country through its fiction. She urges us to rediscover the America of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and challenges us to be truer to the words and spirit of the Founding Fathers, who understood that their democratic experiment would never thrive or survive unless they could foster a democratic imagination. Nafisi invites committed readers everywhere to join her as citizens of what she calls the Republic of Imagination, a country with no borders and few restrictions, where the only passport to entry is a free mind and a willingness to dream.

That Other World

That Other World Book
Author : Azar Nafisi
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2019-06-25
ISBN : 0300159757
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The foundational text for the acclaimed New York Times and international best seller Reading Lolita in Tehran The ruler of a totalitarian state seeks validation from a former schoolmate, now the nation’s foremost thinker, in order to access a cultural cache alien to his regime. A literary critic provides commentary on an unfinished poem that both foretells the poet’s death and announces the critic’s secret identity as the king of a lost country. The greatest of Vladimir Nabokov’s enchanters—Humbert—is lost within the antithesis of a fairy story, in which Lolita does not hold the key to his past but rather imprisons him within the knowledge of his distance from that past. In this precursor to her international best seller Reading Lolita in Tehran, Azar Nafisi deftly explores the worlds apparently lost to Nabokov’s characters, their portals of access to those worlds, and how other worlds hold a mirror to Nabokov’s experiences of physical, linguistic, and recollective exile. Written before Nafisi left the Islamic Republic of Iran, and now published in English for the first time and with a new introduction by the author, this book evokes the reader’s quintessential journey of discovery and reveals what caused Nabokov to distinctively shape and reshape that journey for the author.

Beyond the Binary

Beyond the Binary Book
Author : Abigale L. Vercauteren
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2012
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Azar Nafisi s Reading Lolita in Tehran

Azar Nafisi s Reading Lolita in Tehran Book
Author : Gina Santucci Chandler
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2008
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"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.

Things I ve Been Silent about

Things I ve Been Silent about Book
Author : Azar Nafisi
Publisher : William Heinemann
Release : 2009
ISBN : 9780434014040
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

In her bestselling memoir Reading Lolita in Tehran, Azar Nafisi opened her world to us, offering a vibrant portrait of women's lives in Iran and 'an eloquent brief on the transformative powers of fiction' (the New York Times). In this stunning new book, Nafisi returns to Iran and her childhood to deliver an exquisite and moving portrait of a family's life, a life lived in thrall to Nafisi's powerful mother, and the mesmerizing fictions she created about herself, her past, and the family's life. Part detective story and part portrait of an exceptional marriage and mother-daughter struggle, the book is also a deeply personal reflection on women's choices, and on how Azar Nafisi found inspiration for a different kind of life in the stories of women in The Persian Book of Kings. Writing of the women who came to her mother's coffee salons, Nafisi explores the perverse effects of society's restrictions, in things everyone knew but were silent about.In this stunning book, a gifted storyteller once again masterfully uses her own life to transform the way we see the world, and reminds us why we read in the first place.

Things I ve Been Silent About

Things I ve Been Silent About Book
Author : Azar Nafisi
Publisher : Windmill
Release : 2010
ISBN : 9780099487128
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this stunning personal story of growing up in Iran, Nafisi shares her memories of living in thrall to a powerful mother against the backdrop of a country's political revolution. This beautiful memoir reminds us of why we read in the first place ("Newsday").