Azar Nafisi | Reading Lolita in Tehran

Recorded Jan 13, 2004
Direct Download: 20040113-azarnaf.mp3
After resigning from the University of Tehran because of oppressive policies, Azar Nafisi invited seven of her best female students to study Western literature in secret at her home. Reading Lolita in Tehran chronicles the journey of this group's meanderings through classics like Fitzgerald's Great Gatsby, Orwell's 1984 and of course Nabakov's Lolita. Nafisi has also written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and The New Republic, and has appeared on several radio and television programs. Currently a professor at Johns Hopkins University, she lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and two children.

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