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Reading Lolita in Tehran - Community Reviews back

by Azar Nafisi
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Feminism in Cold Storage
Feminism in Cold Storage rated it 2 years ago
This is one of those books that comes along and turns everything you thought you knew upside down. I loved every minute of it and can't wait to read more from Nafisi. She manages to do so much in this book. It just amazes me. She makes me want to read everything over again (except Lolita which I rea...
Silvie's bookshelf
Silvie's bookshelf rated it 2 years ago
Excellent book. The mix of literature as a way to escape the drama of war and the author's desire to stay true to her self make this memoir an essential reading for any woman living in a liberal country.
A Reading Vocation
A Reading Vocation rated it 3 years ago
Around the Year Reading Challenge Item #11: A Book from the Rory Gilmore Reading ChallengeGosh, I wish I hadn't waited so long to write this review.This book was different than I expected it to be. Based on its descriptions, I thought it would be focused on the lives of the girls in the authors book...
Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite
Literature matters. I could argue for hours about the importance of stories and the transformative powers of words. But whatever I say pales in comparison to the experience of people like Azar Nafisi, who lived in Iran for 18 years during a time when literature was a matter of life and death. Her me...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 5 years ago
This did lure me in and eventually beguile me, but certainly not from the first. Nafisi warns from the introduction that she would be changing details of the people presented not just to shield them from persecution but protect their privacy. I admit, I’ve become wary of creative non-fiction that ad...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it 6 years ago
An interesting account of life in Tehran as a woman and how freedoms were erased as fundamentalism took the joy out of life. As a lecturer in English Azar was a well educated woman who deserved better but she did try to fight the system from within for a while before giving up and moving to the US....
Brain Gourmet
Brain Gourmet rated it 6 years ago
I rarely do this but I had to skip pages here. It seems to me this book was written because the author wanted to write something self-important, not because she had something to say. Utter bore; lacking any structure, fabula or beautiful language.
rubya rated it 6 years ago
TheBecks rated it 6 years ago
I remember picking this book out at my local thrift store, interested in it both for the cultural and literature aspects... but reading it now, I find myself a little disappointed. The middle sections, Gatsby and James, were my favorites. This is where Nafisi talks about what it is like to be a woma...
Book Candy
Book Candy rated it 7 years ago
The subject while intersting, did not survive the voice of the pretentious snob reading it (a combination of the Author and the Audio Book Voice). It was very hard to get past the British snooty voice in the Audio book and combine that with an Author who tries to write as descriptive as Nabokov but ...
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