Reading Lolita in Tehran
by Azar Nafisi
Online Book Club
4th 20-04-2021 at 7:00 pm ONLINE
We have come so far!
We have read and discussed: The Great Gatsby, Daisy Miller, Pride and Prejudice, and Lolita. Now the time has come to talk about Reading Lolita in Tehran.
Reading Lolita in Tehran is a memoir of the author’s life in Iran from the late 70’s to the late 90’s. After teaching literature at three universities in Tehran (and being expelled or resigning in despair from each) Azar Nafisi picked seven of her best students and invited them to come to her home every week to discuss books. She and her students, all women, began to think of these classes as an escape from the reality of Iran’s totalitarian theocracy; but the picture her book paints is of an escape to a true republic where they are all able to discover another reality – themselves.
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