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
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. They were 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. 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. Azar Nafisi's 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
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 2003
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nafisi, Azar
  • English teachers
  • English literature
  • American literature
  • Women
  • Books and reading
  • Group reading
Label
Reading Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in books, Azar Nafisi
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Lolita -- Gatsby -- James -- Austen
Control code
ocm50767987
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
347 p.
Isbn
9780812971064
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2002036724
Label
Reading Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in books, Azar Nafisi
Publication
Contents
Lolita -- Gatsby -- James -- Austen
Control code
ocm50767987
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
347 p.
Isbn
9780812971064
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2002036724

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