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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.

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.

Jasmine and Stars

Jasmine and Stars Book
Author : Fatemeh Keshavarz
Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
Release : 2007
ISBN : 0807831093
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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

Ready Reference Treatise Reading Lolita In Tehran

Ready Reference Treatise  Reading Lolita In Tehran Book
Author : Raja Sharma
Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
Release : 2016-08-30
ISBN : 1365364054
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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When the author, the professor, refuses to wear a veil in the university, she is expelled from the institute. Eventually, she begins to teach students, a few female students, at her home. The novel describes how the Iranian Revolution and Iran-Iraq War created a deep impact on the lives of the common people, particularly women, in Iran. The author presents the story through several personal anecdotes that she weaves together very skilfully. Ready Reference Treatise: Reading Lolita In Tehran Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Major Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis

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.

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.

Trauma Narratives in Muslim Women s Autobiographies

Trauma Narratives in Muslim Women s Autobiographies Book
Author : Siti Saridah Adenan
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2013
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As a literary genre, autobiography is not generally regarded as an account of factual truth. This is because autobiographers employ creative and imaginative talents while narrating their life story and experiences. Moreover, their accounts are also tempered by the market demand and by the wishes of the publishers. Therefore, readers do need to treat autobiographies with a grain of salt and analyse elements of exaggeration, fantasy and gross generalisations in the context of the societies in which they are set. Keeping this perspective in mind, this thesis will examine Azar Nafisi's Reading Lolita in Tehran and Tehmina Durrani's My Feudal Lord and compare their representations of Islam and Muslim women. The thesis will investigate if they replicate Western Orientalist perspectives in their representation of Islam and Muslim women. At a time when Muslim women, especially those from Pakistan and Iran, are receiving negative media coverage on a regular basis, it is important to look at the autobiographers' narratives objectively, beyond the conventional neo-Orientalist portrayal by both Western and non-Western writers. Accordingly, this study aims to evaluate Reading Lolita in Tehran and My Feudal Lord in the light of autobiographical criticism, particularly in regards to the depiction of Pakistani and Iranian Muslim women's gendered experiences.

The Republic of Imagination

The Republic of Imagination Book
Author : Azar Nafisi
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2014-10-23
ISBN : 1448149037
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the author of the bestselling memoir Reading Lolita in Tehran comes a powerful and passionate case for the vital role of fiction today. Ten years ago, Azar Nafisi electrified readers with her million-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 to her eager students in Iran. In this exhilarating follow-up, Nafisi has written the book her fans have been waiting for: an impassioned, beguiling and utterly original tribute to the vital importance of fiction in a democratic society. Taking her cue from a challenge thrown to her at a reading, she energetically responds to those who say fiction has nothing to teach us today. Blending memoir and polemic with close readings of her favourite novels, she invites us to join her as citizens of her 'Republic of Imagination', a country where the villains are conformity, and orthodoxy and the only passport to entry is a free mind and a willingness to dream.

Things I ve Been Silent About

Things I ve Been Silent About Book
Author : Azar Nafisi
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2009-11-24
ISBN : 1409067084
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Azar Nafisi, author of the international bestseller Reading Lolita in Tehran, now gives us a stunning personal story of growing up in Iran, memories of her life lived in thrall to a powerful and complex mother, against the background of a country's political revolution.A girl's pain over family secrets; a young woman's discovery of the power of sensuality in literature; the price a family pays for freedom in a country beset by political upheaval - these and other threads are woven together in this beautiful memoir. Nafisi's intelligent and complicated mother, disappointed in her dreams of leading an important and romantic life, created mesmerising fictions about herself, her family, and her past.But her daughter soon learned that these narratives of triumph hid as much as they revealed.Nafisi's father escaped into narratives of another kind, enchanting his children with classic tales like the Shahnameh, the Persian Book of Kings.When her father began to see other women, young Azar began to keep his secrets from her mother.Nafisi's complicity in these childhood dramas ultimately led her to resist remaining silent about other personal - as well as political, cultural, and social - injustices. Reaching back in time to reflect on other generations in the Nafisi family, Things I've Been Silent About is also a powerful historical portrait of a family that spans the many periods of change leading up to the Islamic Revolution of 1978-79.It is, finally, a deeply personal reflection on women's choices, and how Azar Nafisi found the inspiration for a different kind of life.This unforgettable portrait of a woman, a family, and a troubled homeland is a stunning book that readers will embrace, a new triumph from an author who is a modern master of the memoir.

Dwelling in American

Dwelling in American Book
Author : John Muthyala
Publisher : UPNE
Release : 2012
ISBN : 1611682509
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

An original critique of the idea of American empire in the twenty-first century

Fetishising the Dominant Culture in Migration Narratives

Fetishising the Dominant Culture in Migration Narratives Book
Author : Katya Alkhateeb
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2015
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Fetishising the Dominant Culture in Migration Narratives book written by Katya Alkhateeb, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Read Dangerously

Read Dangerously Book
Author : Azar Nafisi
Publisher : Dey Street Books
Release : 2021-04-13
ISBN : 9780062947369
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The New York Times bestselling author of Reading Lolita in Tehran returns with a guide to the power of literature in turbulent times, arming readers with a resistance reading list, ranging from James Baldwin to Zora Neale Hurston to Margaret Atwood. What is the role of literature in an era when the president wages war on writers and the press? What is the connection between political strife in our daily lives, and the way we meet our enemies on the page in fiction? How can literature, through its free exchange, affect politics? In this galvanizing guide to resistance literature, Nafisi seeks to answer these questions. Drawing on her experiences as a woman and voracious reader living in the Islamic Republic of Iran, her life as an immigrant in the United States, and her role as literature professor in both countries, she crafts an argument for why, in a genuine democracy, we must engage with the enemy, and how literature can be a vehicle for doing so. Structured as a series of letters to her father, Baba, who taught her as a child about how literature can rescue us in times of trauma, Nafisi explores the most probing questions of our time through the works of Toni Morrison, Salman Rushdie, James Baldwin, Margaret Atwood, and more.

Iran and the West

Iran and the West Book
Author : Margaux Whiskin,David Bagot
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2018-04-27
ISBN : 1838608761
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Since the age of the Sasanian Empire (224-651 AD), Iran and the West have time and again appeared to be at odds. Iran and the West charts this contentious and complex relationship by examining the myriad ways the two have perceived each other, from antiquity to today. Across disciplines, perspectives and periods contributors consider literary, imagined, mythical, visual, filmic, political and historical representations of the 'other' and the ways in which these have been constructed in, and often in spite of, their specific historical contexts. Many of these narratives, for example, have their origin in the ancient world but have since been altered, recycled and manipulated to fit a particular agenda. Ranging from Tacitus, Leonidas and Xerxes via Shahriar Mandanipour and Azar Nafisi to Rosewater, Argo and 300, this inter-disciplinary and wide-ranging volume is essential reading for anyone working on the complex history, present and future of Iranian-Western relations.

Book Review Digest

Book Review Digest Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2009
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Book Review Digest book written by , available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

My Sister Guard Your Veil My Brother Guard Your Eyes

My Sister  Guard Your Veil  My Brother  Guard Your Eyes Book
Author : Lila Azam Zanganeh
Publisher : Beacon Press
Release : 2006
ISBN : 9780807004630
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Famous Iranian writers, artists, and intellectuals challenge Western (mis)perceptions about Iran in this watershed collection.

Hitchcock Blonde

Hitchcock Blonde Book
Author : Sharon Dolin
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 2020-06-23
ISBN : 1949597164
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

A heady cocktail of sex and trauma, refracted through the lens of ten of Alfred Hitchcock's iconic movies. Imagine an episodic memoir that braids together insights about Alfred Hitchcock's movies with the narrative of a woman's life: scenes of growing up in Brooklyn in the sixties and seventies as the daughter of a schizophrenic mother and a traveling salesman father, adolescent sexual traumas, and adult botched marriages and relationships— all refracted through the lens of ten of Alfred Hitchcock's iconic movies. In each chapter, the narrator—an award-winning poet—trains her idiosyncratic lens on a different film and then onto the uncanny connections they conjure up from her own life. A singular cliffhanging tale, reminiscent in style of Azar Nafisi's Reading Lolita in Tehran and Helen Macdonald's H Is for Hawk.

The Rose Hotel

The Rose Hotel Book
Author : Rahimeh Andalibian
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017-05-02
ISBN : 9781426216541
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this searing memoir, Rahimeh Andalibian struggles to make sense of two brutal crimes: a rape, avenged by her father, and a murder, of which her beloved oldest brother stands accused. Her journey, eloquently and intimately told, is a tribute to the resilience of families everywhere. Andalibian takes us first into her family's tranquil, jasmine-scented days of prosperity in Mashhad. Iran, where she and her brothers grow up in luxury at the Rose Hotel, owned by her father. In the aftermath of hte 1979 revolution the family is forced to flee: first to the safety of a mansion in Tehran, next to a squalid one-room flat in London, and finally to California, where they discover they are not free from the weight of their own secrets. Caught between their parents' traditional values and their desire to embrace and American way of life, Andalibian and her brothers struggle to find peace in the wake of tragedy. In the tradition of "The Kite Runner," " House of Sand and Fog," and "Reading Lolita in Tehran," this is a universal story of healing and rebirth.

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Book
Author : Mark Twain
Publisher : Penguin Classics
Release : 2014
ISBN : 0143107321
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Huck, in flight from his murderous father, and Jim, in flight from slavery, pilot their raft down the Mississippi River in search of freedom.

Brown Skin White Masks

Brown Skin  White Masks Book
Author : Hamid Dabashi
Publisher : Islamic Mediterranean
Release : 2011-02-15
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is a a critical examination of the role that immigrant intellectuals play in facilitating the global domination of American imperialism.In his pioneering book about the relationship between race and colonialism, Black Skin, White Masks, Frantz Fanon explored the traumatic consequences of the sense of inferiority that colonised people felt. Brown Skin, White Masks picks up where Fanon left off, and extends Fanon's insights as they apply to today's world.Dabashi shows how intellectuals who migrate to the West are often used by the imperial powers to misrepresent their home countries. Just as many Iraqi exiles were used to justify the invasion of Iraq, Dabashi demonstrates that this is a common phenomenon, and examines why and how so many immigrant intellectuals help to sustain imperialism.

The Herald

The Herald Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2012
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Herald book written by , available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.