Reading Lolita in Tehran

Reading Lolita in Tehran Author Azar Nafisi
ISBN-10 1588360792
Release 2003-12-30
Pages 384
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We all have dreams—things we fantasize about doing and generally never get around to. 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. Some came from conservative and religious families, others were progressive and secular; several had spent time in jail. They were shy and uncomfortable at first, 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 disappointments. Their stories intertwined with those they were reading—Pride and Prejudice, Washington Square, Daisy Miller and Lolita—their Lolita, as they imagined her in Tehran. Nafisi’s account flashes back to the early days of the revolution, when she first started teaching at the University of Tehran amid the swirl of protests and demonstrations. In those frenetic days, the students took control of the university, expelled faculty members and purged the curriculum. When a radical Islamist in Nafisi’s class questioned her decision to teach The Great Gatsby, which he saw as an immoral work that preached falsehoods of “the Great Satan,” she decided to let him put Gatsby on trial and stood as the sole witness for the defense. Azar Nafisi’s luminous tale offers a fascinating portrait of the Iran-Iraq war viewed from Tehran and gives us a rare glimpse, from the inside, of women’s lives in revolutionary Iran. It is a work of great passion and poetic beauty, written with a startlingly original voice. From the Hardcover edition.



Reading Lolita in Tehran

Reading Lolita in Tehran Author Azar Nafisi
ISBN-10 9780141982618
Release 2015-10-13
Pages 384
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Every Thursday morning in a living room in Iran, over tea and pastries, eight women meet in secret to discuss forbidden works of Western literature. As they lose themselves in the worlds of Lolita, The Great Gatsby and Pride and Prejudice, gradually they come to share their own stories, dreams and hopes with each other, and, for a few hours, taste freedom. Azar Nafisi's bestselling memoir is a moving, passionate testament to the transformative power of books, the magic of words and the search for beauty in life's darkest moments.



Lolita DVD

Lolita  DVD  Author Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
ISBN-10 OCLC:969866601
Release 2000
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Lolita DVD has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Lolita DVD also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Lolita DVD book for free.



Lolita

Lolita Author Vladimir V. Nabokov
ISBN-10 OCLC:246369427
Release 1959
Pages 445
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Iranian Women in the Memoir

Iranian Women in the Memoir Author Emira Derbel
ISBN-10 9781443892667
Release 2017-05-11
Pages 230
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This book investigates the various reasons behind the elevation of the memoir, previously categorized as a marginalized form of life writing that denudes the private space of women, especially in Western Asian countries such as Iran. Through a comparative investigation of Azar Nafisi’s Reading Lolita in Tehran and Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis (1) and (2), the book examines the way both narrative and graphic memoirs offer possibilities for Iranian women to reclaim new territory, transgress a post-traumatic revolution, and reconstruct a new model of womanhood that evades socio-political and religious restrictions. Exile is conceptualized as empowering rather than a continued status of loss and disillusionment, and the liminality of both women writers turns into a space of artistic production. The book also resists the New Orientalist scope within which Reading Lolita in Tehran, more than Persepolis, has been misread. In order to reject these allegations, this work sheds light on the representation of Iranian women in Reading Lolita in Tehran, not as weak victims held captive by a totalitarian version of Islam, but as active participants rewriting their stories through the liberating power of the memoir. The comparative approach between narrative and comic memoirs is a fruitful way of displaying similar experiences of disillusionment, loss, return, and exile through different techniques. The common thread uniting both memoirs is their zeal to reclaim Iranian women’s agency and strength over subservience and passivity.



Azar Nafisi s Reading Lolita in Tehran

Azar Nafisi s Reading Lolita in Tehran Author Gina Santucci Chandler
ISBN-10 OCLC:947925219
Release 2008
Pages 88
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"Memoir allows the writer to explore their private world publicly, and, in so doing, the memoirist engages the reader in their own internal dialogue, thereby making it external. The effect of this transaction between reader and writer is perhaps more powerful than any other text, for it forces the readers' psyche into the middle of the action, connecting the reader, writer, and text on a profound level ... We, as readers, are inevitably intrigued by the psychological connection between the memoirist and the Self, the fascinating power of memory, and the cultural tendency to desire mental exploration. In turn, reading a memoir becomes an act of poignant emotional exploration, a psychosocial journey, a transaction with an intriguing Other. It becomes what Nafisi described as 'a celebration, an act of insubordination against the betrayals, horrors, and infidelities of life' (47). The celebration that is memoir makes it perhaps the most uniquely powerful of genres"--Leaf 40.



Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi Author Judi T. Kiraly
ISBN-10 OCLC:224163251
Release 2004
Pages 22
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Unveiling the Elusive Truth in Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

Unveiling the Elusive  Truth  in Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi Author Sheat Fun Chow
ISBN-10 OCLC:968970741
Release 2013
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Lolita lesen in Teheran

Lolita lesen in Teheran Author Azar Nafisi
ISBN-10 3442154820
Release 2008
Pages 421
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The Republic of Imagination

The Republic of Imagination Author Azar Nafisi
ISBN-10 9781448149032
Release 2014-10-23
Pages 352
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From the author of the bestselling memoir Reading Lolita in Tehran comes a powerful and passionate case for the vital role of fiction today. Ten years ago, Azar Nafisi electrified readers with her million-copy bestseller, Reading Lolita in Tehran, which told the story of how, against the backdrop of morality squads and executions, she taught The Great Gatsby and other classics to her eager students in Iran. In this exhilarating follow-up, Nafisi has written the book her fans have been waiting for: an impassioned, beguiling and utterly original tribute to the vital importance of fiction in a democratic society. Taking her cue from a challenge thrown to her at a reading, she energetically responds to those who say fiction has nothing to teach us today. Blending memoir and polemic with close readings of her favourite novels, she invites us to join her as citizens of her 'Republic of Imagination', a country where the villains are conformity, and orthodoxy and the only passport to entry is a free mind and a willingness to dream.



Washington Square Roman

Washington Square  Roman Author Henry James
ISBN-10 373060287X
Release 2015-07-31
Pages 256
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Mein Leben meine Freiheit

Mein Leben  meine Freiheit Author Ayaan Hirsi Ali
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105122478279
Release 2006
Pages 493
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In ihrer Autobiografie erzählt die äEuropäerin des Jahres 2006ä, wie aus einem Flüchtling aus Afrika eine weltweit geachtete Freiheitskämpferin wurde und warum sie trotz aller Gefahren weitermacht.



Gute Geister

Gute Geister Author Kathryn Stockett
ISBN-10 9783641059408
Release 2011-05-04
Pages 608
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Nur wer Grenzen überschreitet, kann die Welt verändern Jackson, Mississippi, 1962: Die junge Skeeter ist frustriert. Nach dem Studium verbringt sie die Tage auf der elterlichen Baumwollfarm, als einzige ihrer Freundinnen ohne einen Ring am Finger. Sehr zum Missfallen der Mutter. Doch der Mann, mit dem ihre Freundinnen sie verkuppeln wollen, ist ein hochnäsiger Snob. Und dann ist auch noch ihr schwarzes Kindermädchen, bei dem sie stets Trost fand, spurlos verschwunden. Skeeter wünscht sich nur eins: Sie will weg aus dem engen Jackson und als Journalistin in New York leben. Und um diesem Ziel näher zu kommen, verbündet sie sich mit zwei Dienstmädchen, die ebenso unzufrieden sind wie sie: Aibileen zieht inzwischen das siebzehnte weiße Kind auf. Doch nach dem Unfalltod ihres einzigen Sohnes ist etwas in ihr zerbrochen. Und Minny ist auf der Suche nach einer neuen Stelle. Sie ist bekannt für ihre Kochkünste, aber sie ist auch gefürchtet: Denn Minny trägt das Herz auf der Zunge. Und gemeinsam beschließen die drei außergewöhnlichen Frauen, gegen die Konventionen ihrer Zeit zu verstoßen und etwas zu wagen. Denn sie alle haben das Gefühl zu ersticken und wollen etwas verändern – in ihrer Stadt und in ihrem eigenen Leben.



Jasmine and Stars

Jasmine and Stars Author Fatemeh Keshavarz
ISBN-10 0807883751
Release 2007-03-05
Pages 192
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In a direct, frank, and intimate exploration of Iranian literature and society, scholar, teacher, and poet Fatemeh Keshavarz challenges popular perceptions of Iran as a society bereft of vitality and joy. Her fresh perspective on present-day Iran provides a rare insight into this rich culture alive with artistic expression but virtually unknown to most Americans. Keshavarz introduces readers to two modern Iranian women writers whose strong and articulate voices belie the stereotypical perception of Iranian women as voiceless victims in a country of villains. She follows with a lively critique of the recent best-seller Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books, which epitomizes what Keshavarz calls the "New Orientalist narrative," a view marred by stereotype and prejudice more often tied to current geopolitical conflicts than to an understanding of Iran. Blending in firsthand glimpses of her own life--from childhood memories in 1960s Shiraz to her present life as a professor in America--Keshavarz paints a portrait of Iran depicting both cultural depth and intellectual complexity. With a scholar's expertise and a poet's hand, she helps amplify the powerful voices of contemporary Iranians and leads readers toward a deeper understanding of the country's past and present.



Mein Iran

Mein Iran Author Shirin Ebadi
ISBN-10 9783492975438
Release 2016-10-17
Pages 304
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Seit Jahrzehnten setzt sich Shirin Ebadi für Menschenrechte und eine Reform der iranischen Gesellschaft ein. In »Mein Iran« erzählt die Friedensnobelpreisträgerin von den frühen Jahren ihres politischen Engagements, ihrer Zeit als Richterin, den Demütigungen und Schikanen durch die islamische Revolution bis hin zu ihrer Verhaftung und ihrem dennoch fortwährenden Kampf. Ein beeindruckendes Zeugnis politischen Muts und ein tiefer Einblick in die Strukturen eines gespaltenen Landes.



The presentation of the Iranian woman A critical reflection of Azar Nafisi s novel Reading Lolita in Tehran 2004 and Azadeh Moaveni s Lipstick Jihad 2005

The presentation of the Iranian woman  A critical reflection of Azar Nafisi s novel  Reading Lolita in Tehran   2004  and Azadeh Moaveni s  Lipstick Jihad   2005 Author Matthias Dickert
ISBN-10 9783668278394
Release 2016-08-19
Pages 42
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Scientific Essay from the year 2016 in the subject Literature - Middle East, , language: English, abstract: Azadeh Moaveni' s novel "Lipstick Jihad" (2005) is a typical novel of female Muslim writers disposing of a Muslim and Western background. This (double) insight into two seemingly opposing worlds enables author and reader alike to get a deeper insight into Muslim characters who are often torn between these two extremes which many Muslim authors describe as a personal dilemma in form of a jihad. Jihad here is used it its basic meaning which corresponds a personal struggle based on a Muslim background (here the Iranian diasporic situation in the USA) which is accompanied by the nostalgia for and belonging to Iran as a homeland. The hybrid which is a result from this and which is so typical for Muslim writing of the second generation in general is also reflected in "Reading Lolita in Tehran" (2004) the second novel analysed here. This 'hybrid condition' is strongly reflected in the personal, cultural and religious odyssey most Muslim characters experience. This especially goes for women since they are still portrayed in their inferior role. The common basis of both novels can therefore be seen in the influence of the Iranian setting in general and the role of the Iranian Revolution and the emerging Iranian Republic in particular which both strongly shaped this nation and her inhabitants while also throwing light on the (mostly difficult) life in Iran. It is also this specific situation of Iran which many female authors use as a setting which disposes of a dramatic background which is used as an underlying dramatic element for the narration as such.



100 Common Misconceptions about Reading Lolita in Tehran

100 Common Misconceptions about Reading Lolita in Tehran Author Max Scory
ISBN-10 5517049036
Release 2013-04
Pages 44
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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.