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Reading Lolita in Tehran

Reading Lolita in Tehran

Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books is a book by Iranian author and professor Azar Nafisi. Published in 2003, it was on the New York Times bestseller list for over one hundred weeks and has been translated into 32 languages


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Azar Nafisi photo

„I am suddenly left alone again on the sunny path, with a memory of the rain.“

—  Azar Nafisi, book Reading Lolita in Tehran

Source: Reading Lolita in Tehran

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„Art is as useful as bread.“

—  Azar Nafisi, book Reading Lolita in Tehran

Source: Reading Lolita in Tehran

Azar Nafisi photo
Azar Nafisi photo

„It takes courage to die for a cause, but also to live for one.“

—  Azar Nafisi, book Reading Lolita in Tehran

Source: Reading Lolita in Tehran

Azar Nafisi photo
Azar Nafisi photo

„Memories have ways of becoming independent of the reality they evoke. They can soften us against those we were deeply hurt by or they can make us resent those we once accepted and loved unconditionally.“

—  Azar Nafisi, book Reading Lolita in Tehran

Source: Reading Lolita in Tehran (2003)
Context: As I trace the route to his apartment, the twists and turns, and pass once more the old tree opposite his house, I am struck by a sudden thought: memories have ways of becoming independent of the reality they evoke. They can soften us against those we were deeply hurt by or they can make us resent those we once accepted and loved unconditionally.

Azar Nafisi photo
Azar Nafisi photo
Azar Nafisi photo

„Living in the Islamic Republic is like having sex with someone you loathe.“

—  Azar Nafisi, book Reading Lolita in Tehran

Source: Reading Lolita in Tehran

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