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ISBN: 1402590849 / ISBN-13: 9781402590849

Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books

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This is the inspirational tale of eight women who defied the confines of life in revolutionary Iran through the joy and power of literature. "That ... Show synopsis

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    by Azar Nafisi, Lisette Lecat (Read by)

    Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books

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    This is the story of Azar Nafisi's dream and of the nightmare that made it come true. For two years before she left Iran in 1997, Nafisi gathered seven young women at her house every Thursday morning to read and discuss forbidden works of Western literature. They were all former students whom she had taught at university. They were unaccustomed to being asked to speak their minds, but soon they began to open up and to speak more freely, not only about the novels they were reading but also about themselves, their dreams and ... Show more

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Reviews of Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books

Overall customer rating: 4.334
bill  d
by bill d on May 5, 2011

a must read to have an inkling of middle-east mentality and its suppression of women More

dmcf

Eye opening

by dmcf on Apr 1, 2010

Reading Lolita In Tehran is a true story about freedom and captivity, gentleness and brutality, love and war. The reader is horrified at the indignities heaped upon women and at the same time touched by the small victories that keep them struggling on through the harshness of daily life. Great writing ... More

reneek

great writer

by reneek on Jul 9, 2009

Nafisi is a brilliant writer and teacher, and this comes through in her novel. Anyone who wants to glimpse inside the culture of Iran, or those teach (like myself) will find this book both enlightening and useful. More

helper

Iran under Islam

by helper on Mar 28, 2009

In her book, Reading Lolita in Tehran, Azar Nafisi remembered that in the 1960s, 'It was not the fashion to think that our culture was not compatible with modern democracy. "We all wanted opportunities and freedom. That is why we supported revolutionary change, we were demanding more rights, not ... More

LadyLourdes

The Book Group from Heaven in a Living Hell

by LadyLourdes on Feb 12, 2009

I loved this book. It gave me an inside view of life in Tehran, the lives of women and girls in changing and difficult times. This book demonstrated how books can be universal in illuminating women's experiences. I loved the idea of bringing food and drink to the book group. My group share cake, wine ... More

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