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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
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nafisi, Azar
Dewey number
  • 820.9
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PE64.N34
LC item number
A3 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Random House reader's circle
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nafisi, Azar
  • English teachers
  • English literature
  • American literature
  • Women
  • Books and reading
  • Group reading
  • Women
  • Books and reading
  • Nafisi, Azar
  • American literature
  • Books and reading
  • English literature
  • English teachers
  • Group reading
  • Women
  • Iran
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 -- Acknowledgments -- A reader's guide
Control code
ocn192080787
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Random House deluxe trade pbk. ed.
Extent
380 pages
Isbn
9780812979305
Lccn
2008541882
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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 -- Acknowledgments -- A reader's guide
Control code
ocn192080787
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Random House deluxe trade pbk. ed.
Extent
380 pages
Isbn
9780812979305
Lccn
2008541882
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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