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Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
  

Reading Lolita in Tehran

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A work of great passion and beauty, it is an uplifting account of quiet resistance in the face of repression.

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Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

Talking about the early days of the revolution when Azar Nafisi started teaching at the University of Tehran amid the swirl of protests and demonstrations, this work offers a portrait of the Iran-Iraq war viewed from Tehran and gives us a glimpse of women's lives in revolutionary Iran.

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'Through her tales of discussing Henry James and Nabokov over cream cakes and coffee, we get a highly unusual insight into the youth of society about which we know little.' Sunday Times, Book of the Year

'Anyone who has ever belonged to a book group must read this book…It is at once a celebration of the power of the novel and a cry of outrage at the reality in which these women are trapped. The Ayatollahs don't know it, but Nafisi is one of the heroes of the Islamic Republic.' Geraldine Brooks

About the Author

Azar Nafisi is a professor at Johns Hopkins University. She won a fellowship from Oxford and taught English literature at the University of Tehran, the Free Islamic University and Allameh Tabatabai University in Iran. She was expelled from the University of Tehran for refusing to wear the veil and left Iran for America in 1997. She has written for The New York Times, 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. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and two children.

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Publication date

5th February 2007

Author

Azar Nafisi

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Harpercollins Publishers

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Paperback (b Format)

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Biography / Autobiography
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ISBN

9780007241781

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