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The Resource Reading Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in books, Azar Nafisi

Reading Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in books, Azar Nafisi

Label
Reading Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in books
Title
Reading Lolita in Tehran
Title remainder
a memoir in books
Statement of responsibility
Azar Nafisi
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An inspired blend of memoir and literary criticism, Reading Lolita in Tehran is a moving testament to the power of art and its ability to change and improve people's lives. In 1995, after resigning from her job as a professor at a university in Tehran due to repressive policies, Azar Nafisi invited seven of her best female students to attend a weekly study of great Western literature in her home. Since the books they read were officially banned by the government, the women were forced to meet in secret, often sharing photocopied pages of the illegal novels. For two years they met to talk, share, and "shed their mandatory veils and robes and burst into color." Though most of the women were shy and intimidated at first, they soon became emboldened by the forum and used the meetings as a springboard for debating the social, cultural, and political realities of living under strict Islamic rule. They discussed their harassment at the hands of "morality guards," the daily indignities of living under the Ayatollah Khomeini's regime, the effects of the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s, love, marriage, and life in general, giving readers a rare inside look at revolutionary Iran. The books were always the primary focus, however, and they became "essential to our lives: they were not a luxury but a necessity," she writes
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 820.9
  • B
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Adult
Intended audience source
Follett Library Resources
Interest level
UG
LC call number
PE64.N34
LC item number
A3 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Reading level
8.4
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
Label
Reading Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in books, Azar Nafisi
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lolita -- Gatsby -- James -- Austen -- Epilogue
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
347 pages
Isbn
9780812971064
Lccn
2002036724
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
ocm50767987
Label
Reading Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in books, Azar Nafisi
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lolita -- Gatsby -- James -- Austen -- Epilogue
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
347 pages
Isbn
9780812971064
Lccn
2002036724
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
ocm50767987

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