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📒Reading Lolita In Tehran ✍ Azar Nafisi
📝Reading Lolita in Tehran Book Synopsis : We all have dreams—things we fantasize about doing and generally never get around to. 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. Some came from conservative and religious families, others were progressive and secular; several had spent time in jail. They were shy and uncomfortable at first, 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. Their stories intertwined with those they were reading—Pride and Prejudice, Washington Square, Daisy Miller and Lolita—their Lolita, as they imagined her in Tehran. 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. In those frenetic days, the students took control of the university, expelled faculty members and purged the curriculum. When a radical Islamist in Nafisi’s class questioned her decision to teach The Great Gatsby, which he saw as an immoral work that preached falsehoods of “the Great Satan,” she decided to let him put Gatsby on trial and stood as the sole witness for the defense. Azar Nafisi’s luminous 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. It is a work of great passion and poetic beauty, written with a startlingly original voice. From the Hardcover edition.
📒Reading Lolita In Tehran ✍ Azar Nafisi
📝Reading Lolita in Tehran Book Synopsis : Every Thursday morning in a living room in Iran, over tea and pastries, eight women meet in secret to discuss forbidden works of Western literature. As they lose themselves in the worlds of Lolita, The Great Gatsby and Pride and Prejudice, gradually they come to share their own stories, dreams and hopes with each other, and, for a few hours, taste freedom. Azar Nafisi's bestselling memoir is a moving, passionate testament to the transformative power of books, the magic of words and the search for beauty in life's darkest moments.
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📒Lolita ✍ Vladimir V. Nabokov
📝Lolita Book Synopsis : Humbert becomes obsessed by twelve-year-old Lolita and seeks to possess her, first carnally and then artistically, out of love, to fix once for all the perilous magic of nymphets.
📒Iranian Women In The Memoir ✍ Emira Derbel
📝Iranian Women in the Memoir Book Synopsis : This book investigates the various reasons behind the elevation of the memoir, previously categorized as a marginalized form of life writing that denudes the private space of women, especially in Western Asian countries such as Iran. Through a comparative investigation of Azar Nafisi’s Reading Lolita in Tehran and Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis (1) and (2), the book examines the way both narrative and graphic memoirs offer possibilities for Iranian women to reclaim new territory, transgress a post-traumatic revolution, and reconstruct a new model of womanhood that evades socio-political and religious restrictions. Exile is conceptualized as empowering rather than a continued status of loss and disillusionment, and the liminality of both women writers turns into a space of artistic production. The book also resists the New Orientalist scope within which Reading Lolita in Tehran, more than Persepolis, has been misread. In order to reject these allegations, this work sheds light on the representation of Iranian women in Reading Lolita in Tehran, not as weak victims held captive by a totalitarian version of Islam, but as active participants rewriting their stories through the liberating power of the memoir. The comparative approach between narrative and comic memoirs is a fruitful way of displaying similar experiences of disillusionment, loss, return, and exile through different techniques. The common thread uniting both memoirs is their zeal to reclaim Iranian women’s agency and strength over subservience and passivity.
📒Azar Nafisi S Reading Lolita In Tehran ✍ Gina Santucci Chandler
📝Azar Nafisi s Reading Lolita in Tehran Book Synopsis : "Memoir allows the writer to explore their private world publicly, and, in so doing, the memoirist engages the reader in their own internal dialogue, thereby making it external. The effect of this transaction between reader and writer is perhaps more powerful than any other text, for it forces the readers' psyche into the middle of the action, connecting the reader, writer, and text on a profound level ... We, as readers, are inevitably intrigued by the psychological connection between the memoirist and the Self, the fascinating power of memory, and the cultural tendency to desire mental exploration. In turn, reading a memoir becomes an act of poignant emotional exploration, a psychosocial journey, a transaction with an intriguing Other. It becomes what Nafisi described as 'a celebration, an act of insubordination against the betrayals, horrors, and infidelities of life' (47). The celebration that is memoir makes it perhaps the most uniquely powerful of genres"--Leaf 40.
📒Reading Lolita In Tehran By Azar Nafisi ✍ Judi T. Kiraly
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📒Jasmine And Stars ✍ Fatemeh Keshavarz
📝Jasmine and Stars Book Synopsis : In a direct, frank, and intimate exploration of Iranian literature and society, scholar, teacher, and poet Fatemeh Keshavarz challenges popular perceptions of Iran as a society bereft of vitality and joy. Her fresh perspective on present day Iran provides
📒The Republic Of Imagination ✍ Azar Nafisi
📝The Republic of Imagination Book Synopsis : From the author of the bestselling memoir Reading Lolita in Tehran comes a powerful and passionate case for the vital role of fiction today. Ten years ago, Azar Nafisi electrified readers with her million-copy bestseller, Reading Lolita in Tehran, which told the story of how, against the backdrop of morality squads and executions, she taught The Great Gatsby and other classics to her eager students in Iran. In this exhilarating follow-up, Nafisi has written the book her fans have been waiting for: an impassioned, beguiling and utterly original tribute to the vital importance of fiction in a democratic society. Taking her cue from a challenge thrown to her at a reading, she energetically responds to those who say fiction has nothing to teach us today. Blending memoir and polemic with close readings of her favourite novels, she invites us to join her as citizens of her 'Republic of Imagination', a country where the villains are conformity, and orthodoxy and the only passport to entry is a free mind and a willingness to dream.
✍Author : Matthias Dickert
♛Publisher : GRIN Verlag
♣Release Date : 2016-08-19
✿Pages : 42
♠ISBN : 9783668278394
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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📝The presentation of the Iranian woman A critical reflection of Azar Nafisi s novel Reading Lolita in Tehran 2004 and Azadeh Moaveni s Lipstick Jihad 2005 Book Synopsis : Scientific Essay from the year 2016 in the subject Literature - Middle East, , language: English, abstract: Azadeh Moaveni' s novel "Lipstick Jihad" (2005) is a typical novel of female Muslim writers disposing of a Muslim and Western background. This (double) insight into two seemingly opposing worlds enables author and reader alike to get a deeper insight into Muslim characters who are often torn between these two extremes which many Muslim authors describe as a personal dilemma in form of a jihad. Jihad here is used it its basic meaning which corresponds a personal struggle based on a Muslim background (here the Iranian diasporic situation in the USA) which is accompanied by the nostalgia for and belonging to Iran as a homeland. The hybrid which is a result from this and which is so typical for Muslim writing of the second generation in general is also reflected in "Reading Lolita in Tehran" (2004) the second novel analysed here. This 'hybrid condition' is strongly reflected in the personal, cultural and religious odyssey most Muslim characters experience. This especially goes for women since they are still portrayed in their inferior role. The common basis of both novels can therefore be seen in the influence of the Iranian setting in general and the role of the Iranian Revolution and the emerging Iranian Republic in particular which both strongly shaped this nation and her inhabitants while also throwing light on the (mostly difficult) life in Iran. It is also this specific situation of Iran which many female authors use as a setting which disposes of a dramatic background which is used as an underlying dramatic element for the narration as such.
📒 ✍ Грег Мортенсон
📝 Book Synopsis : «Три чашки чая» – это поразительная история о том, как самый обычный человек, не обладая ничем, кроме решительности, способен в одиночку изменить мир.Грег Мортенсон подрабатывал медбратом, ночевал в машине, а свое немногочисленное имущество держал в камере хранения. В память о погибшей сестре он решил покорить самую сложную гору К2. Эта попытка чуть ли не стоила ему жизни, если бы не помощь местных жителей. Несколько дней, проведенных в отрезанной от цивилизации пакистанской деревушке, потрясли Грега настолько, что он решил собрать необходимую сумму и вернуться в Пакистан, чтобы построить школу для деревенских детей.
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📝The Most Intimate Revelations about Reading Lolita in Tehran Book Synopsis : In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.
📒Ready Reference Treatise Reading Lolita In Tehran ✍ Raja Sharma
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📒A Study Guide For Azar Nafisi S Reading Lolita In Tehran A Memoir In Books ✍ Gale, Cengage Learning
📝A Study Guide for Azar Nafisi s Reading Lolita in Tehran A Memoir in Books Book Synopsis : A Study Guide for Azar Nafisi's "Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Literary Newsmakers for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Literary Newsmakers for Students for all of your research needs.
📒Things I Ve Been Silent About ✍ Azar Nafisi
📝Things I ve Been Silent About Book Synopsis : Azar Nafisi, author of the international bestseller Reading Lolita in Tehran, now gives us a stunning personal story of growing up in Iran, memories of her life lived in thrall to a powerful and complex mother, against the background of a country's political revolution.A girl's pain over family secrets; a young woman's discovery of the power of sensuality in literature; the price a family pays for freedom in a country beset by political upheaval - these and other threads are woven together in this beautiful memoir. Nafisi's intelligent and complicated mother, disappointed in her dreams of leading an important and romantic life, created mesmerising fictions about herself, her family, and her past.But her daughter soon learned that these narratives of triumph hid as much as they revealed.Nafisi's father escaped into narratives of another kind, enchanting his children with classic tales like the Shahnameh, the Persian Book of Kings.When her father began to see other women, young Azar began to keep his secrets from her mother.Nafisi's complicity in these childhood dramas ultimately led her to resist remaining silent about other personal - as well as political, cultural, and social - injustices. Reaching back in time to reflect on other generations in the Nafisi family, Things I've Been Silent About is also a powerful historical portrait of a family that spans the many periods of change leading up to the Islamic Revolution of 1978-79.It is, finally, a deeply personal reflection on women's choices, and how Azar Nafisi found the inspiration for a different kind of life.This unforgettable portrait of a woman, a family, and a troubled homeland is a stunning book that readers will embrace, a new triumph from an author who is a modern master of the memoir.
📒Trauma Narratives In Muslim Women S Autobiographies ✍ Siti Saridah Adenan
📝Trauma Narratives in Muslim Women s Autobiographies Book Synopsis : As a literary genre, autobiography is not generally regarded as an account of factual truth. This is because autobiographers employ creative and imaginative talents while narrating their life story and experiences. Moreover, their accounts are also tempered by the market demand and by the wishes of the publishers. Therefore, readers do need to treat autobiographies with a grain of salt and analyse elements of exaggeration, fantasy and gross generalisations in the context of the societies in which they are set. Keeping this perspective in mind, this thesis will examine Azar Nafisi's Reading Lolita in Tehran and Tehmina Durrani's My Feudal Lord and compare their representations of Islam and Muslim women. The thesis will investigate if they replicate Western Orientalist perspectives in their representation of Islam and Muslim women. At a time when Muslim women, especially those from Pakistan and Iran, are receiving negative media coverage on a regular basis, it is important to look at the autobiographers' narratives objectively, beyond the conventional neo-Orientalist portrayal by both Western and non-Western writers. Accordingly, this study aims to evaluate Reading Lolita in Tehran and My Feudal Lord in the light of autobiographical criticism, particularly in regards to the depiction of Pakistani and Iranian Muslim women's gendered experiences.
📒Dwelling In American ✍ John Muthyala
📝Dwelling in American Book Synopsis : An original critique of the idea of American empire in the twenty-first century