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We all have dreamsthings we fantasize about doing and generally never get around to This is the story of Azar Nafisis dream and of the nightmare that made it come true For two years before she left Iran in 1997 Nafisi gathered seven young women at her house every Thursday morning to read and discuss forbidden works of Western literature They were all former students whom she had taught at university Some came from conservative and religious families others were progressive and secular; several had spent time in jail They were shy and uncomfortable at first unaccustomed to being asked to speak their minds but soon they began to open up and to speakfreely not only about the novels they were reading but also about themselves their dreams and disappointments Their stories intertwined with those they were readingPride and Prejudice Washington Suare Daisy Miller and Lolitatheir Lolita as they imagined her in Tehran Nafisis account flashes back to the early days of the revolution when she first started teaching at the University of Tehran amid the swirl of protests and demonstrations In those frenetic days the students took control of the university expelled faculty members and purged the curriculum When a radical Islamist in Nafisis class uestioned her decision to teach The Great Gatsby which he saw as an immoral work that preached falsehoods of the Great Satan she decided to let him put Gatsby on trial and stood as the sole witness for the defense Azar Nafisis luminous tale offers a fascinating portrait of the Iran Ira war viewed from Tehran and gives us a rare glimpse from the inside of womens lives in revolutionary Iran It is a work of great passion and poetic beauty written with a startlingly original voicePraise for Reading Lolita in TehranAnyone who has ever belonged to a book group must read this book Azar Nafisi takes us into the vivid lives of eight women who must meet in secret to explore the forbidden fiction of the West It is at once a celebration of the power of the novel and a cry of outrage at the reality in which these women are trapped The ayatollahs don t know it but Nafisi is one of the heroes of the Islamic RepublicGeraldine Brooks author of Nine Parts of DesireWe all have dreamsthings we fantasize about doing and generally never get aroundto This is the story of Azar Nafisis dream and of the nightmare that made it cometrue For two years before she left Iran in 1997 Nafisi gathered seven young womenat her house every Thursday morning to read and discuss forbidden works of Westernliterature They were all former students whom she had taught at university Somecame from conservative and religious families others were progressive and secular;several had spent time in jail They were shy and uncomfortable at first unaccustomedto being asked to speak their minds but soon they began to open up and to speak freely not only about the novels they were reading but also about themselvestheir dreams and disappointments Their stories intertwined with those they werereadingPride and Prejudice Washington Suare Daisy Miller and Lolitatheir Lolitaas they imagined her in Tehran Nafisis account flashes back to the early daysof the revolution when she first started teaching at the University of Tehran amidthe swirl of protests and demonstrations In those frenetic days the students tookcontrol of the university expelled faculty members and purged the curriculum Whena radical Islamist in Nafisis class uestioned her decision to teach The Great Gatsbywhich he saw as an immoral work that preached falsehoods of the Great Satan shedecided to let him put Gatsby on trial and stood as the sole witness for the defense Azar Nafisis luminous tale offers a fascinating portrait of the Iran Ira war viewedfrom Tehran and gives us a rare glimpse from the inside of womens lives in revolutionaryIran It is a work of great passion and poetic beauty written with a startlinglyoriginal voicePraise for Reading Lolita in TehranAnyone who has ever belonged to a book group must read this book Azar Nafisi takes us into the vivid lives of eight women who must meet in secret to explore the forbidden fiction of the West It is at once a celebration of the power of the novel and a cry of outrage at the reality in which these women are trapped The ayatollahs don t know it but Nafisi is one of the heroes of the Islamic RepublicGeraldine Brooks author of Nine Parts of DesireWe all have dreamsthings we fantasize about doing and generally never get aroundto This is the story of Azar Nafisis dream and of the nightmare that made it cometrue For two years before she left Iran in 1997 Nafisi gathered seven young womenat her house every Thursday morning to read and discuss forbidden works of Westernliterature They were all former students whom she had taught at university Somecame from conservative and religious families others were progressive and secular;several had spent time in jail They were shy and uncomfortable at first unaccustomedto being asked to speak their minds but soon they began to open up and to speak freely not only about the novels they were reading but also about themselvestheir dreams and disappointments Their stories intertwined with those they werereadingPride and Prejudice Washington Suare Daisy Miller and Lolitatheir Lolitaas they imagined her in Tehran Nafisis account flashes back to the early daysof the revolution when she first started teaching at the University of Tehran amidthe swirl of protests and demonstrations In those frenetic days the students tookcontrol of the university expelled faculty members and purged the curriculum Whena radical Islamist in Nafisis class uestioned her decision to teach The Great Gatsbywhich he saw as an immoral work that preached falsehoods of the Great Satan shedecided to let him put Gatsby on trial and stood as the sole witness for the defense Azar Nafisis luminous tale offers a fascinating portrait of the Iran Ira war viewedfrom Tehran and gives us a rare glimpse from the inside of womens lives in revolutionaryIran It is a work of great passion and poetic beauty written with a startlinglyoriginal voicePraise for Reading Lolita in TehranAnyone who has ever belonged to a book group must read this book Azar Nafisi takes us into the vivid lives of eight women who must meet in secret to explore the forbidden fiction of the West It is at once a celebration of the power of the novel and a cry of outrage at the reality in which these women are trapped The ayatollahs don t know it but Nafisi is one of the heroes of the Islamic RepublicGeraldine Brooks author of Nine Parts of Desire