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Item Number: 5493

reading lolita in tehran
عنوان : لوليتا خوانی در تهران (به بخش انگليسي پيك مراجعه شود.)

Author: nafisi, azar
مولف/نويسنده : نفيسی، آذر

ISBN: 0-375-50490-7

Publisher: random house
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Language: English

Size: 5½ x 8½

Publication Year: 2003

Weight: 1.5

ISBN: 0375504907

ISBN: 037-5504907

Volume 1: 347 pages

Published in: USA

Reviews: This is a memoir about teaching Western literature in revolutionary Iran, with profound and fascinating insights into both. In another words, this is the story of Azar Nafisi’s dream and of the nightmare in some years after revolution Iran. From the fall of 1995, after resigning from her last academic post, Nafisi gathered seven young women at her house every Thursday morning to read and discuss forbidden works of Western literature. This informal class had been continued until she left Iran (1997). The seven young women 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. The group studied and discussed Pride and Prejudice, Washington Square, Daisy Miller, and Lolita. 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 Islamic in Nafisi’s class questioned her decision to teach The Great Gatsby, which he saw as an immortal 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 startling original voice. Azar Nafisi is a professor at John Hopkins University. She was expelled from the University of Tehran for refusing to wear the veil. She has written for the New York Time, The Washington post, The Wall Street Journal and The New Republic, has appeared on countless radio and television programs, and is the author of Anti-Terra: A Critical Study of Vladimir Nabokov’s Novels.


Subject: Persian literature (biography & memoirs), Persian literature (modern fiction)

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