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Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
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Aug 31, 2009

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I know that a lot of people reading this book get really bogged down in literary details and the critique of other books.

I enjoyed finding out about the women that live in such a repressive society. Having lived in China, and experiencing a little bit first hand what it is like to have the government control you, I felt that I could relate to the people in this book. I found myself skipping over all the details and all the "stuff" about Lolita. I simply didn't care about that. What interested me was the description of women throwing off their covered lives and coming alive and being free through reading of literature.
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Jeana I think this is going to make for a great discussion tonight.

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Leslie I agree. There is so much to talk about. Looking forward to tonight!

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