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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 literatur. A disturbing but readable account of daily life under the ayatollahs Recommended It probably helps to have read 'Lolita' yourself but it doesn't matter if you haven't

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Reading Lolita in Tehran A Memoir in BooksEvery Thursday morning for in Tehran eBook #8608 two years in the Islamic Republic of Iran a bold Reading Lolita Kindle and inspired teacher named Azar Nafisi secretly gathered seven of her most committed female students Lolita in Tehran PDFEPUB #236 to read forbidden Western classics As Islam. I was enjoying this book while reading it over the Christmas holiday but returning to it several months later I found it tough to get into again first it is written by a university professor and not the kind who is going to give you good marks just for showing up I enjoyed the references to literature but I was left a bit dispirited had I to write an essay on them I would certainly fail an uneasy feeling I had not studied hard enough and a bit cheated But the main oppression comes from the setting the Iranian Revolution the Iran Ira War and the increasing rigidity of the Islamic Republic The effect could not have been felt than by the author a female liberal teacher of Western literatureIt would be wrong to assume Azar Nafsi is representative of the Iranian people but her story and that of her students friends and family is still valid It gives an insight into the Revolution which promised so much to so many the valiant fight over rights eg the wearing of the veil which all became futile when faced with increasing oppression from the StateThis is largely a personal story of one person's struggle how much should you dedicate yourself to oppose the dictates and absurdities of a government and at what point does it take over your life How much value do you place on personal freedom How much to belonging to a home a community a countryFor me though the real lesson was that whatever the rhetoric or stance of the Iranian or any Government we all need to remember the Iranian all people are individuals each with their own hopes and fears a private life even if not one as openly and bravely expressed as hereWhat of Lolita literature and the arts the impression given here is that their worth increases the powers try to tell us what to think; the need to imagine to place ourselves in the other person's shoes is both an escape and a revelation Timely lessons for us allNot a light read but very worthwhileAs far as I can tell this version is identical to that published by 'Fourth Estate' only the cover is different and the price

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Read & Download Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books 104 ✓ [Epub] ❦ Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books By Azar Nafisi – 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 feIc morality suads staged arbitrary raids in Tehran fundamentalists Lolita in Tehran A Memoir PDFEPUB or 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. So much has been written already in these reviews I would simply like to add that the book's complex structure which seems to cause some readers unease is one of the most interesting things about it Nafisi has written autobiographical text using literary criticism to highlight it or is it the other way round Whichever it is this is a stunning insight into life in Iran as well as a fascinating literary endeavour thus working on many levels I suspect you do have to love books to love this but I would suggest it as a companion to the popular and also excellent 'Persepolis'