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Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books
Reading Lolita in Tehran A Memoir in Books
Author: Azar Nafisi
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 stif...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780812979305
ISBN-10: 0812979303
Publication Date: 11/4/2008
Pages: 400
Edition: Reissue
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 26 ratings
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Audio CD
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I was disappointed by the âbook reportsâ within this book. I did enjoy the stories she told of her life. The life she led and the things she lived through are unimaginable. I wish she would have delved into them a bit more and left out her feelings and her students feelings on their reads. She also included several clips from the books, which I did not think belonged in there. To be honest, I only made it two thirds of the way through this book before I moved on. It was very easy to put down and walk away from. The chapters are short, so that does make it easy to put down and come back to at a pause point. I would not recommend if you are looking for a quick read.
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