Reading Lolita in Tehran A Memoir in Books

ISBN-10: 0812979303
ISBN-13: 9780812979305
Edition: 2008
Authors: Azar Nafisi
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/4/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

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 Tehranis a remarkable exploration of resilience in the face of tyranny and a celebration of the liberating power of literature.

Azar Nafisi is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Reading Lolita in Tehran and Things I've Been Silent About. A passionate advocate of books and reading, she appears regularly on major media and speaks to packed audiences around the world. She lives in Washington, D.C.

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