Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books Azar Nafisi

Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books

Author: Azar Nafisi
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Book Title
Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books
Author
Azar Nafisi
ISBN
9780812971064
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 female students to read forbidden Western classics. As Islamic morality squads staged arbitrary raids in Tehran, fundamentalists 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 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 literature.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Azar NafisiPublisher: Random House TradePublished: 12/30/2003ISBN: 9780812971064Pages: 356Weight: 0.63lbsSize: 8.16h x 5.12w x 0.84dReview Citations: BookPage 01/01/2004 pg. 24New York Times 02/08/2004 pg. 28Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 69202 / Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in BooksReading Level: 8.4 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 25
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 female students to read forbidden Western classics. As Islamic morality squads staged arbitrary raids in Tehran, fundamentalists 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 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 literature.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Azar Nafisi
Publisher: Random House Trade
Published: 12/30/2003
ISBN: 9780812971064
Pages: 356
Weight: 0.63lbs
Size: 8.16h x 5.12w x 0.84d

Review Citations: BookPage 01/01/2004 pg. 24
New York Times 02/08/2004 pg. 28

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 69202 / Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books
Reading Level: 8.4 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 25
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 female students to read forbidden Western classics. As Islamic morality squads staged arbitrary raids in Tehran, fundamentalists 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 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 literature.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Azar Nafisi
Publisher: Random House Trade
Published: 12/30/2003
ISBN: 9780812971064
Pages: 356
Weight: 0.63lbs
Size: 8.16h x 5.12w x 0.84d

Review Citations: BookPage 01/01/2004 pg. 24
New York Times 02/08/2004 pg. 28

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 69202 / Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books
Reading Level: 8.4 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 25