Literature / Reading Lolita In Tehran

A novel written in 2003, by Iranian author Azar Nafisi. According to Wikipedia, the book is a memoir of the experience of the author who returned to Iran during the revolution (1978-1981) and lived and taught in the Islamic Republic of Iran until her departure in 1997. Events are interlaced with the stories of book club members consisting of seven of her female students, who met weekly at Nafisi's house to discuss works of literature including the controversial 'Lolita' and the texts are interpreted through the books they read.

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