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Ebook Reading Lolita In Tehran - A Memoir In Books by Azar Nafisi read! Book Title: Reading Lolita In Tehran - A Memoir In Books
The author of the book: Azar Nafisi
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Reader ratings: 5.2
Edition: Random House
Date of issue: 2003
ISBN: 0965470806
ISBN 13: 9780965470803
Language: English

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This book failed for me on a number of levels. The premise of it sounded interesting to me--a glimpse at the lives of women and academics under the totalitarian regime in Iran, arranged around a series of bookclub meetings and analyses of various famous books. But for such a promising concept, and for a book which deals with so many serious and complex topics, it's facile and cliched. Almost alarmingly so, in fact.

The tone was the biggest failing for me. It's smug and self-important. For me, it was as if the author was making the same mistake as the Iranian ayatollahs: just as they confuse personal thoughts for political intent, so Nafisi seems to confuse the personal, therapeutic action of a private social event with something that automatically has major external political significance. Perhaps the story of these meetings--which were, undoubtedly, risky for all involved--would have had more impact if she had dug deeper into their meaning, their context, instead of settling for a relatively shallow assessment. Nafisi's analysis of the works of Nabokov, Austen, etc, was similarly shallow--it felt at times as if I were reading a poor collection of Cliff Notes. Especially in the case of Austen--how novel to point out that there is a satirical and sarcastic element to her work.

On a more technical level, the structure of the work is confusing and disjointed. Many of the people who feature are indistinguishable from one another, and some of them--Nafisi's husband, her children, her parents--are conspicuous by how little they are mentioned. The style is lyrical, but empty and frustrating.

Overall, enough to interest me enough to seek out other books on a similar topic, but not enough to make me return to it.


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Ebook Reading Lolita In Tehran - A Memoir In Books read Online! Azar Nafisi, Ph.D. (Persian: آذر نفیسی) (born December 1955) is an Iranian professor and writer who currently resides in the United States.

Nafisi's bestselling book Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books has gained a great deal of public attention and been translated into 32 languages.




Reviews of the Reading Lolita In Tehran - A Memoir In Books


THEO

Why do they ask for a phone?

AUSTIN

Interesting read for true fans

NIAMH

Masterpiece! Masterpiece! Masterpiece! Just an incredibly scary, deep and interesting book, penetration to shivers!

OWEN

Reality has surpassed expectations.

LILY

This book will make you shudder, infiltrate, and change your mind about this crazy world.




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