READING "LOLITA" IN TEHRAN

Nafisi, Azar

| 2003

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The inspirational tale of eight women who defied the confines of life in revolutionary Iran through the joy and power of literature. 'That room for all of us, became a place of transgression. What a wonderland it was! Sitting around the large coffee table covered with bouquets of flowers ...We were, to borrow from Nabokov, to experience how the ordinary pebble of ordinary life could be transformed into a jewel through the magic eye of fiction.' For two years before she left Iran in 1997, Azar 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. Shy and uncomfortable at first, they soon began to open up and speak more freely, not only...

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Betyg

Hller med, en kompis hade den och jag lnade den. Nr jag vl brjade lsa kunde jag inte slppa taget.

Teresia Kjellgren

2013-09-13

Betyg

En fantastisk bok om starka kvinnor i ett Teheran dr kvinnor frtrycks mer och mer och vsterlndsk litteratur var frbjuden.