Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi audiobook

Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books

By Azar Nafisi
Read by Azar Nafisi

Random House Audio
17.61 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9781101921838

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.

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Summary

Summary

Oprah Pick for Best Memoirs of a Generation

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Resonant and deeply affecting…an eloquent brief on the transformative powers of fiction.” New York Times
“An intimate memoir of life under a repressive regime and a celebration of the vitality of literature…as rich and profound as the novels Nafisi teaches.” Miami Herald
“A quietly magnificent book…[Nafisi’s] passion is irresistible.” LA Weekly
“This book transcends categorization as memoir, literary criticism, or social history, though it is superb as all three…Nafisi has produced an original work on the relationship between life and literature.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Azar Nafisi

Author Bio: Azar Nafisi

Azar Nafisi is a professor at John Hopkins University. She has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal among others.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 17.61
Audience: Adult
Language: English