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  • Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books

    By Azar Nafisi

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780375504907
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: 2003
    Memoir by the former English teacher at the University of Tehran. The author's account of her `secret' Thursday morning seminars with seven former University women/students that took place for two years before her departure from Iran in 1997. In her luminous tale, she encompasses their evolution from shy and uncomfortable to open discussion of the novels they were reading - Pride and Prejudice, Washington Square, Daisy Miler, and Lolita. The author flashes back to the early days of the Iranian Revolution, offers a fascinating portrait of the Iran-Iraq war, and gives a rare glimpse, from the inside, of women's lives in revolutionary Iran. 347p.
  • That Other World: Nabokov and the Puzzle of Exile

    By Azar Nafisi

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780300158830
    • Publisher: Yale University Press
    • Published: June 2019
  • The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books

    By Azar Nafisi

    Our Price: $14.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780670026067
    • Publisher: Viking Adult
    • Published: October 2014
    "A passionate hymn to the power of fiction to change people's lives, by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Reading Lolita in Tehran. Ten years ago, Azar Nafisi electrified readers with her million-copy bestseller, Reading Lolita in Tehran, whichtold 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 followup, 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. What Reading Lolita in Tehran was for Iran, The Republic of Imagination is for America. Taking her cue from a challenge thrown to her in Seattle,where a skeptical reader told her that Americans don't care about books the way they did back in Iran, she energetically responds to those who say fiction has nothing to teach us. Blending memoir and polemic with close readings of her favorite American novels-The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Babbitt, and The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, among others-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"--

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