Professor Azar Nafisi’s Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books has been a favorite of readers and many book discussion groups since its publication in 2003. A critical analysis of RLIT is Washington University Professor of Persian Literature and chair of Asian and Near Eastern Languages and Literatures Fatemeh Keshavaraz’s Jasmine and Stars: Reading More Than Lolita in Tehran.
A former native of Shiraz, Ms. Keshavaraz reveals a far different picture of Iranian family life, culture and literature than does Azar Nafisi through the former’s wonderful,personal remembrances. Even if you do not agree with Professor Kesavaraz’s opinons, you will certainly discover Persia’s rich literary and philosophical heritage as well as some outstanding works to read.
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