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Azar Nafisi

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Azar Nafisi, Ph.D. (Persian: آذر نفیسی) (born December 1955) is an Iranian professor and writer who currently resides in the United States.

Nafisi's bestselling book Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books has gained a great deal of public attention and been translated into 32 languages.



Average rating: 3.55 · 81,911 ratings · 5,524 reviews · 8 distinct works · Similar authors
Reading Lolita in Tehran
3.53 of 5 stars 3.53 avg rating — 78,320 ratings — published 2003 — 42 editions
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January 2009, Azar Nafisi
"I think every book is a risk. If you want to get at the truth, you take a risk. But this book is the riskiest because it is so personal. " ...More

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“You get a strange feeling when you're about to leave a place, I told him, like you'll not only miss the people you love but you'll miss the person you are now at this time and this place, because you'll never be this way ever again.”
Azar Nafisi, Reading Lolita in Tehran

“Do not, under any circumstances, belittle a work of fiction by trying to turn it into a carbon copy of real life; what we search for in fiction is not so much reality but the epiphany of truth.”
Azar Nafisi, Reading Lolita in Tehran

“You don't read Gatsby, I said, to learn whether adultery is good or bad but to learn about how complicated issues such as adultery and fidelity and marriage are. A great novel heightens your senses and sensitivity to the complexities of life and of individuals, and prevents you from the self-righteousness that sees morality in fixed formulas about good and evil.”
Azar Nafisi, Reading Lolita in Tehran

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