Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

Recommended to me by the parent of a student, I went into this book expecting a literary tour de force. It delivered. On one hand, it is a critique of various literary masterpieces written by Nabokov, Austen, Fitzgerald, and James. On the other hand, it is an exploration of the life lived by women in Iran. As an intersection of women is painted in the words of Nafisi, there are no easy answers. However, it is clear that the struggles are vast. Fascinated and completely engaged. Highly recommend.



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