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Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books
by Azar Nafisi

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Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi Overview

Every Thursday morning for two years in the Islamic Republic of Iran, a bold and inspired teacher named Azar Nafisi secretly gathered seven of her most committed female students to read forbidden Western classics. As Islamic morality squads staged arbitrary raids in Tehran, fundamentalists seized hold of the universities, and a blind censor stifled artistic expression, the Every Thursday morning for two years in the Islamic Republic of Iran, a bold and inspired teacher named Azar Nafisi secretly gathered seven of her most committed female students to read forbidden Western classics. As Islamic morality squads staged arbitrary raids in Tehran, fundamentalists seized hold of the universities, and a blind censor stifled artistic expression, the girls in Azar Nafisi's living room risked removing their veils and immersed themselves in the worlds of Jane Austen, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Henry James, and Vladimir Nabokov. In this extraordinary memoir, their stories become intertwined with the ones they are reading. Reading Lolita in Tehran is a remarkable exploration of resilience in the face of tyranny and a celebration of the liberating power of literature.

Azar Nafisi

About Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books Description

Azar Nafisi, Ph.D. (Persian: آذر نفیسی) (born December 1955) is an Iranian professor and writer who currently resides in the United States. Nafisi's bestselling book Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books has gained a great deal of public attention and been translated into 32 languages.

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Original Title Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books ISBN 081297106X (ISBN13: 9780812971064 ) Edition Language English Characters Azar Nafisi setting Iran, Islamic Republic of Persia Literary Awards Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Nonfiction (2004) (70)