Reading Lolita in Tehran Book By Azar Nafisi (PDF-Book-Summary-Review-Online Reading-Download)


Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books is a book by Iranian author and professor Azar Nafisi. Published in 2003, it was on the New York Times bestseller list for over a hundred weeks and has been translated into 32 languages.

Book Summary
The book consists of a memory of the author's experiences on her return to Iran during the revolution (1978-1981) and living under the rule of the Islamic Republic of Iran until her departure in 1997. It tells of her teaching at the University of Tehran after 1979, her refusal to submit to the veiling rule and subsequent expulsion from the University, her life during the Iran-Iraq War, her return to teaching at Allameh Tabatabei University (1981), her resignation ( 1987), the formation of his reading club (1995-1997) and his decision to emigrate. The events are intertwined with the stories of the book club members consisting of seven of their female students who met weekly at Nafisi's home to discuss works of Western literature, including the controversial Lolita, and the texts are interpreted through of the books they read.

Book Review
Resonant and deeply moving. . . an eloquent report on the transformative powers of fiction, on the refuge of ideology that art can offer to those who live under tyranny, and the affirmative and subversive faith of art in the voice of the individual.

About The Author of The Book Azar Nafisi
Azar Nafisi is a visiting professor and the director of the Dialogue Project at the Foreign Policy Institute of Johns Hopkins University. She has taught Western literature at the University of Tehran, the Free Islamic University, and the University of Allameh Tabatabai in Iran. In 1981 she was expelled from the University of Tehran after refusing to wear the veil. In 1994 she won a teaching fellowship from Oxford University, and in 1997 she and her family left Iran for America. She has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The New Republic and has appeared on countless radio and television programs. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and two children.