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Nafisi, Azar

Overview
Works: 81 works in 255 publications in 13 languages and 10,743 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Psychological fiction  Satire  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Poetry  Documentary television programs  Illustrated works  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Narrator, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: PE64.N34, B
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An introduction to Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury : audio guide by Dan Stone( Recording )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, a novel about a future American society that embraces hedonism and bans critical thought through reading
An introduction to Their eyes were watching God by Zora Neale Hurston by Dan Stone( Recording )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Zora Neale Hurston's Their eyes were watching God, a novel about an independent and articulate black woman named Janie Crawford who sets out to be her own person in the 1930s
Road to 9/11( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... this dramatic documentary chronicles the deep historical roots of Al-Qáida, examining the years of political oppression, economic stagnation, religious fanaticism, and violence that gave rise to the attacks of September 11. 2002. It features rare footage, and insightful commentary by leading scholars and journalists including Bernard Lewis, Fareed Zakaria, Thomas Friedman, Irshad Manji, Azar Nafisis, Kanan Makiya, Fawaz Gerges, and David Fromkin."
Things I've been silent about : memories by Azar Nafisi( Book )

23 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this stunning new book, Nafisi returns to Iran and her childhood to deliver an exquisite and moving portrait of a family's life, a life lived in thrall to Nafisi's powerful mother." - - Provided by publisher
Shahnameh : the Persian book of kings by Firdawsī( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The definitive translation by Dick Davis of the great national epic of Iran-now newly revised and expanded to be the most complete English-language edition Dick Davis-"our pre-eminent translator from the Persian" (The Washington Post)-has revised and expanded his acclaimed translation of Ferdowsi's masterpiece, adding more than 100 pages of newly translated text. Davis's elegant combination of prose and verse allows the poetry of the Shahnameh to sing its own tales directly, interspersed sparingly with clearly marked explanations to ease along modern readers. Originally composed for the Samanid princes of Khorasan in the tenth century, the Shahnameh is among the greatest works of world literature. This prodigious narrative tells the story of pre-Islamic Persia, from the mythical creation of the world and the dawn of Persian civilization through the seventh-century Arab conquest. The stories of the Shahnameh are deeply embedded in Persian culture and beyond, as attested by their appearance in such works as The Kite Runner and the love poems of Rumi and Hafez. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition
Things I've been silent about : memories by Azar Nafisi( Recording )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Azar Nafisi shares with listeners her memoir of growing up, particularly as a woman, in the revolutionary, fundamentalist, and complex nation of Iran
The republic of imagination : America in three books by Azar Nafisi( Recording )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best-selling author of Reading Lolita in Tehran presents an impassioned tribute to the importance of fiction to democracy that blends memoir with close readings of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Babbitt and The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
Iran by Inge Morath( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Introduction to Their eyes were watching God by Zora Neale Hurston : audio guide by Dan Stone( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts and critical analysis
Leggere Lolita a Teheran by Azar Nafisi( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in Italian and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 by Dan Stone( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the theme and characters in Bradbury's novel and includes excerpts from the book and background information on the author
Reading Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in books by Azar Nafisi( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in German and English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of Azar Nafisi's dream and of the nightmare that made it come true. For two years before she left Iran in 1997, Nafisi gathered seven young women at her house every Thursday morning to read and discuss forbidden works of Western literature. They were all former students whom she had taught at university. They were unaccustomed to being asked to speak their minds, but soon they began to open up and to speak more freely, not only about the novels they were reading but also about themselves, their dreams and disappointments. Nafisi's account flashes back to the early days of the revolution, when she first started teaching at the University of Tehran amid the swirl or protests and demonstrations. Azar Nafisi's tale offers a fascinating portrait of the Iran-Irqz war viewed from Tehran and gives us a rare glimpse, from the inside, of women's lives in revolutionary Iran
Zora Neale Hurston's Their eyes were watching God by Dan Stone( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Zora Neale Hurston's Their eyes were watching God, a novel about an independent and articulate black woman named Janie Crawford who sets out to be her own person in the 1930s
Lire Lolita à Téhéran : récit by Azar Nafisi( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in French and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En 1995, A. Nafisi dut démissionner de l'Université de Téhéran et parvint à réunir pendant près de deux ans sept de ses étudiantes chez elle. A travers l'étude de Nabokov et de Scott Fitzgerald, ces jeunes filles ont appris à mettre en question la situation politique de leur propre pays. Récit d'une enseignante qui a réussi à gagner leur confiance grâce à la littérature
For Neda( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Neda Agha Soltan, a young woman who was killed during demonstrations disputing the results of the election held in Iran in 2009. She became a symbol of the protest movements in Iran when a film showing her dying in the street was broadcast worldwide. To get a true picture of Neda, Iranian journalist Saeed Kamali Dehghan secretly interviews her family. They tell of her commitment to women's rights, personal freedom and self-expression. Also included is commentary by Iranian exiles, journalists, academics, computer media specialists, one of Neda's university friends, and a doctor who witnessed Neda's death
BiBi e la voce verde by Azar Nafisi( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in Italian and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leer "Lolita" en Teherán by Azar Nafisi( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author describes growing up in the Islamic Republic of Iran and the group of young women who came together at her home in secret every Thursday to read and discuss great books of Western literature
Le cose che non ho detto by Azar Nafisi( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in Italian and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La repubblica dell'immaginazione : una vita e i suoi libri by Azar Nafisi( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in Italian and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading Lolita in Tehran : [a memoir in books] by Azar Nafisi( Recording )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every Thursday morning for two years in the Islamic Republic of Iran, a bold and inspired teacher named Azar Nafisi secretly gathered seven of her most committed female students to read forbidden Western classics. As Islamic morality squads staged arbitrary raids in Tehran, fundamentalists seized hold of the universities, and a blind censor stifled artistic expression, the girls in Azar Nafisi's living room risked removing their veils and immersed themselves in the worlds of Jane Austen, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Henry James, and Vladimir Nabokov. In this extraordinary memoir, their stories become intertwined with the ones they are reading. Reading Lolita in Tehran is a remarkable exploration of resilience in the face of tyranny and a celebration of the liberating power of literature
 
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Road to 9/11
Alternative Names
Azar Nafisi

Azar Nafisi Iranaian academic and writer

Azar Nafisi iranisch-amerikanische Hochschulprofessorin, Schriftstellerin und Intellektuelle

Azar Nafisi iransk författare

Azar Nafisi schrijfster uit Iran

Azar Nafisi scrittrice iraniana

Naficy, Azar 1955-

Nafīsī, Āḏar

Nafīsī, Aḍar 1955-

Nefisi, Azer 1955-

Нафиси, Азар

אזאר נאפיסי

נאפיסי, אזאר

נאפיסי, אזאר 1955-

آذار نفيسي

آذر نفيسي

آذر نفیسی نویسنده ایرانی

نفيسي، آذر

نفیسی, آذر

アーザル・ナフィースィー

ナフィーシー, アーザル

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Things I've been silent about : memoriesShahnameh : the Persian book of kingsThings I've been silent about : memoriesIranReading Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in booksLeer "Lolita" en TeheránReading Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in books