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Reading Lolita in Tehran: a Memoir in Books

By: Nafisi, Azar

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks: 2003

Seller ID: 353


Prof. Nafisi resigned from her job as professor of English Literature at a university in Tehran in 1995 due to repressive government policies. For the next two years, until she left Iran, she gathered seven young women, former students, at her house every Thursday morning to read and discuss works of Western literature forbidden by the new regime. They used this forum to learn to speak freely, not only about literature, but also about the social, political, and cultural ... View more info