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Reading Lolita in Tehran

Reading Lolita in Tehran
A Book

by Azar Nafisi

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2015-10-13
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 0141982616
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Iranian Women in the Memoir

Iranian Women in the Memoir
Comparing Reading Lolita in Tehran and Persepolis (1) and (2)

by Emira Derbel

  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 2017-05-11
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN : 1443892661
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Jasmine and Stars

Jasmine and Stars
Reading More Than Lolita in Tehran

by Fatemeh Keshavarz

  • Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 174
  • ISBN : 0807831093
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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

Ready Reference Treatise: Reading Lolita In Tehran

Ready Reference Treatise: Reading Lolita In Tehran
A Book

by Raja Sharma

  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release : 2016-08-30
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 1365364054
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When the author, the professor, refuses to wear a veil in the university, she is expelled from the institute. Eventually, she begins to teach students, a few female students, at her home. The novel describes how the Iranian Revolution and Iran-Iraq War created a deep impact on the lives of the common people, particularly women, in Iran. The author presents the story through several personal anecdotes that she weaves together very skilfully. Ready Reference Treatise: Reading Lolita In Tehran Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Major Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis

That Other World

That Other World
Nabokov and the Puzzle of Exile

by Azar Nafisi

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2019-06-25
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0300159757
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The foundational text for the acclaimed New York Times and international best seller Reading Lolita in Tehran The ruler of a totalitarian state seeks validation from a former schoolmate, now the nation’s foremost thinker, in order to access a cultural cache alien to his regime. A literary critic provides commentary on an unfinished poem that both foretells the poet’s death and announces the critic’s secret identity as the king of a lost country. The greatest of Vladimir Nabokov’s enchanters—Humbert—is lost within the antithesis of a fairy story, in which Lolita does not hold the key to his past but rather imprisons him within the knowledge of his distance from that past. In this precursor to her international best seller Reading Lolita in Tehran, Azar Nafisi deftly explores the worlds apparently lost to Nabokov’s characters, their portals of access to those worlds, and how other worlds hold a mirror to Nabokov’s experiences of physical, linguistic, and recollective exile. Written before Nafisi left the Islamic Republic of Iran, and now published in English for the first time and with a new introduction by the author, this book evokes the reader’s quintessential journey of discovery and reveals what caused Nabokov to distinctively shape and reshape that journey for the author.

Trauma Narratives in Muslim Women's Autobiographies

Trauma Narratives in Muslim Women's Autobiographies
A Study of Azar Nafisi's Reading Lolita in Tehran and Tehmina Durrani's My Feudal Lord

by Siti Saridah Adenan

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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As a literary genre, autobiography is not generally regarded as an account of factual truth. This is because autobiographers employ creative and imaginative talents while narrating their life story and experiences. Moreover, their accounts are also tempered by the market demand and by the wishes of the publishers. Therefore, readers do need to treat autobiographies with a grain of salt and analyse elements of exaggeration, fantasy and gross generalisations in the context of the societies in which they are set. Keeping this perspective in mind, this thesis will examine Azar Nafisi's Reading Lolita in Tehran and Tehmina Durrani's My Feudal Lord and compare their representations of Islam and Muslim women. The thesis will investigate if they replicate Western Orientalist perspectives in their representation of Islam and Muslim women. At a time when Muslim women, especially those from Pakistan and Iran, are receiving negative media coverage on a regular basis, it is important to look at the autobiographers' narratives objectively, beyond the conventional neo-Orientalist portrayal by both Western and non-Western writers. Accordingly, this study aims to evaluate Reading Lolita in Tehran and My Feudal Lord in the light of autobiographical criticism, particularly in regards to the depiction of Pakistani and Iranian Muslim women's gendered experiences.

The Republic of Imagination

The Republic of Imagination
A Book

by Azar Nafisi

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2014-10-23
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1448149037
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Things I've Been Silent About

Things I've Been Silent About
Memories

by Azar Nafisi

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2009-11-24
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 1409067084
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Azar Nafisi, author of the international bestseller Reading Lolita in Tehran, now gives us a stunning personal story of growing up in Iran, memories of her life lived in thrall to a powerful and complex mother, against the background of a country's political revolution.A girl's pain over family secrets; a young woman's discovery of the power of sensuality in literature; the price a family pays for freedom in a country beset by political upheaval - these and other threads are woven together in this beautiful memoir. Nafisi's intelligent and complicated mother, disappointed in her dreams of leading an important and romantic life, created mesmerising fictions about herself, her family, and her past.But her daughter soon learned that these narratives of triumph hid as much as they revealed.Nafisi's father escaped into narratives of another kind, enchanting his children with classic tales like the Shahnameh, the Persian Book of Kings.When her father began to see other women, young Azar began to keep his secrets from her mother.Nafisi's complicity in these childhood dramas ultimately led her to resist remaining silent about other personal - as well as political, cultural, and social - injustices. Reaching back in time to reflect on other generations in the Nafisi family, Things I've Been Silent About is also a powerful historical portrait of a family that spans the many periods of change leading up to the Islamic Revolution of 1978-79.It is, finally, a deeply personal reflection on women's choices, and how Azar Nafisi found the inspiration for a different kind of life.This unforgettable portrait of a woman, a family, and a troubled homeland is a stunning book that readers will embrace, a new triumph from an author who is a modern master of the memoir.

Read Dangerously

Read Dangerously
The Subversive Power of Literature in Troubled Times

by Azar Nafisi

  • Publisher : Dey Street Books
  • Release : 2021-04-13
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780062947369
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The New York Times bestselling author of Reading Lolita in Tehran returns with a guide to the power of literature in turbulent times, arming readers with a resistance reading list, ranging from James Baldwin to Zora Neale Hurston to Margaret Atwood. What is the role of literature in an era when the president wages war on writers and the press? What is the connection between political strife in our daily lives, and the way we meet our enemies on the page in fiction? How can literature, through its free exchange, affect politics? In this galvanizing guide to resistance literature, Nafisi seeks to answer these questions. Drawing on her experiences as a woman and voracious reader living in the Islamic Republic of Iran, her life as an immigrant in the United States, and her role as literature professor in both countries, she crafts an argument for why, in a genuine democracy, we must engage with the enemy, and how literature can be a vehicle for doing so. Structured as a series of letters to her father, Baba, who taught her as a child about how literature can rescue us in times of trauma, Nafisi explores the most probing questions of our time through the works of Toni Morrison, Salman Rushdie, James Baldwin, Margaret Atwood, and more.

Book Review Digest

Book Review Digest
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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My Sister, Guard Your Veil; My Brother, Guard Your Eyes

My Sister, Guard Your Veil; My Brother, Guard Your Eyes
Uncensored Iranian Voices

by Lila Azam Zanganeh

  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN : 9780807004630
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Famous Iranian writers, artists, and intellectuals challenge Western (mis)perceptions about Iran in this watershed collection.

Education in Tehran

Education in Tehran
University of Tehran, Imam Hossein University, K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Reading Lolita in Tehran

by General Books LLC,Source Wikipedia,Books, LLC

  • Publisher : Books LLC, Wiki Series
  • Release : 2010-05
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN : 9781156451397
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 40. Chapters: University of Tehran, Imam Hossein University, K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Reading Lolita in Tehran, Malek-Ashtar University of Technology, Power and Water University of Technology, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tarbiat Modares University, Shahid Beheshti University, Iran University of Science and Technology, Dar ul-Funun, Tarbiat Moallem University, Alavi Institute, List of universities in Tehran Province, Hadaf Educational Group, Mechanical Engineering Department of Amirkabir University of Technology, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Allameh Tabatabai University, Samuel M. Jordan, List of colleges and universities in Tehran, Alzahra University, National Library of Iran, Institute for Cognitive Science Studies, Islamic Azad University Central Tehran Branch, Shahed University, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Institute for Studies in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics, Islamic Azad University South Tehran Branch, Faculty of Agriculture of Islamic Azad university Roudehen Branch, Tehran Psychiatric Institute, Islamic Azad University of Karaj, Shariaty Technical College, Baqiyatallah Medical Sciences University, Imam Sadiq University, Islamic Azad University of Tehran-Dental Sciences. Excerpt: The Imam Hossein University (Persian: ) is a public university of engineering, science, and military in Iran. The university was opened in 1986. The university is located in Tehran, Shahid Babaei Highway near Tehran Pars Fourth Square, and Hakimiyeh. The university is named after Imam Hossein, a grandson of the Islamic prophet, who was killed in 680. Imam Hossein University is often referred to "IHU" by the abbreviation. Imam Hossein University provides both undergraduate and graduate programs in 15 departments. The student body consists of 6000 undergrad...

Hitchcock Blonde

Hitchcock Blonde
A Cinematic Memoir

by Sharon Dolin

  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 2020-06-23
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 1949597164
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A heady cocktail of sex and trauma, refracted through the lens of ten of Alfred Hitchcock's iconic movies. Imagine an episodic memoir that braids together insights about Alfred Hitchcock's movies with the narrative of a woman's life: scenes of growing up in Brooklyn in the sixties and seventies as the daughter of a schizophrenic mother and a traveling salesman father, adolescent sexual traumas, and adult botched marriages and relationships— all refracted through the lens of ten of Alfred Hitchcock's iconic movies. In each chapter, the narrator—an award-winning poet—trains her idiosyncratic lens on a different film and then onto the uncanny connections they conjure up from her own life. A singular cliffhanging tale, reminiscent in style of Azar Nafisi's Reading Lolita in Tehran and Helen Macdonald's H Is for Hawk.

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
A Book

by Mark Twain

  • Publisher : Penguin Classics
  • Release : 2014
  • Pages : 345
  • ISBN : 0143107321
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Huck, in flight from his murderous father, and Jim, in flight from slavery, pilot their raft down the Mississippi River in search of freedom.

The Rose Hotel

The Rose Hotel
A Memoir of Secrets, Loss, and Love from Iran to America

by Rahimeh Andalibian

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2017-05-02
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781426216541
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this searing memoir, Rahimeh Andalibian struggles to make sense of two brutal crimes: a rape, avenged by her father, and a murder, of which her beloved oldest brother stands accused. Her journey, eloquently and intimately told, is a tribute to the resilience of families everywhere. Andalibian takes us first into her family's tranquil, jasmine-scented days of prosperity in Mashhad. Iran, where she and her brothers grow up in luxury at the Rose Hotel, owned by her father. In the aftermath of hte 1979 revolution the family is forced to flee: first to the safety of a mansion in Tehran, next to a squalid one-room flat in London, and finally to California, where they discover they are not free from the weight of their own secrets. Caught between their parents' traditional values and their desire to embrace and American way of life, Andalibian and her brothers struggle to find peace in the wake of tragedy. In the tradition of "The Kite Runner," " House of Sand and Fog," and "Reading Lolita in Tehran," this is a universal story of healing and rebirth.

Brown Skin, White Masks

Brown Skin, White Masks
A Book

by Hamid Dabashi

  • Publisher : Islamic Mediterranean
  • Release : 2011-02-15
  • Pages : 165
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book is a a critical examination of the role that immigrant intellectuals play in facilitating the global domination of American imperialism.In his pioneering book about the relationship between race and colonialism, Black Skin, White Masks, Frantz Fanon explored the traumatic consequences of the sense of inferiority that colonised people felt. Brown Skin, White Masks picks up where Fanon left off, and extends Fanon's insights as they apply to today's world.Dabashi shows how intellectuals who migrate to the West are often used by the imperial powers to misrepresent their home countries. Just as many Iraqi exiles were used to justify the invasion of Iraq, Dabashi demonstrates that this is a common phenomenon, and examines why and how so many immigrant intellectuals help to sustain imperialism.

The Herald

The Herald
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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International Third World Studies Journal & Review

International Third World Studies Journal & Review
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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American Studies, Shifting Gears

American Studies, Shifting Gears
A Publication of the DFG Research Network "The Futures of (European) American Studies"

by Birte Christ

  • Publisher : Universitaetsverlag Winter
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 451
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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American Studies/Shifting Gears brings together contributions by younger scholars from Germany and by renowned colleagues from both sides of the Atlantic. Taking the debate about the "Futures of American Studies" as its point of departure, the volume addresses three larger issues that are crucial to the present and the future positioning of the field: first, the internationalization of the American Studies scholarly community and of scholarly exchange as well as the transnationalization of the field's objects of study; second, interdisciplinary collaborations and transdisciplinary approaches and research; and third, the politics and politicalness of American Studies. "American Studies/Shifting Gears" leads the reader expertly and creatively through what's at stake for the discipline. In its reflections and analyses, the volume slows down at times, then speeds up a little, halts and finds a resting-point, drives down slopes and up steep inclines, and, in the process, shifts gears.

The Muslim World Book Review

The Muslim World Book Review
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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