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Nafisi, Azar

Overview
Works: 92 works in 424 publications in 20 languages and 14,636 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Autobiographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Poetry  Documentary television programs  Illustrated works  Documentary films  Pictorial works  Biographical films 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Author of introduction, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Narrator, wpr, Creator
Classifications: PE64.N34, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Azar Nafisi
An introduction to Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury : audio guide by Dan Stone( Recording )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 706 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 )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 648 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."
Reading Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in books by Azar Nafisi( Book )

41 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the inspirational tale of eight women who defied the confines of life in revolutionary Iran through the joy and power of literature
Leggere Lolita a Teheran by Azar Nafisi( Book )

39 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every thursday for two years in the Islamic Republic of Iran, a bold and inspired teacher named Azar Nafisi secretly gathered seven of her most commmitted female students to read forbidden Western Classics
Things I've been silent about : memories by Azar Nafisi( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 184 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 )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the great works of world literature, perhaps one of the least familiar to English readers is the Shahnameh, the national epic of Persia. This prodigious narrative, composed by the poet Ferdowsi between the years 980 and 1010, tells the story of pre-Islamic Iran, beginning in the mythic time of Creation and continuing forward to the Arab invasion in the seventh century. As a window on the world, Shahnameh belongs in the company of such literary masterpieces as Dante's Divine Comedy, the plays of Shakespeare, the epics of Homer--classics whose reach and range bring whole cultures into view. In its pages are unforgettable moments of national triumph and failure, human courage and cruelty, blissful love and bitter grief. Now Dick Davis, the greatest modern translator of Persian poetry, has revisited that poem, turning the finest stories of Ferdowsi's original into an elegant combination of prose and verse
Things I've been silent about : memories by Azar Nafisi( Recording )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 129 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 )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 126 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
Leer "Lolita" en Teherán by Azar Nafisi( Book )

28 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 12 languages and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We all have dreams--things we fantasize about doing and generally never get around to. 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. Some came from conservative and religious families, others were progressive and secular; several had spent time in jail. They were shy and uncomfortable at first, 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. Their stories intertwined with those they were reading--Pride and Prejudice, Washington Square, Daisy Miller and Lolita--their Lolita, as they imagined her in Tehran. 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 of protests and demonstrations. In those frenetic days, the students took control of the university, expelled faculty members and purged the curriculum. When a radical Islamist in Nafisi's class questioned her decision to teach The Great Gatsby, which he saw as an immoral work that preached falsehoods of "the Great Satan," she decided to let him put Gatsby on trial and stood as the sole witness for the defense. Azar Nafisi's luminous tale offers a fascinating portrait of the Iran-Iraq war viewed from Tehran and gives us a rare glimpse, from the inside, of women's lives in revolutionary Iran. It is a work of great passion and poetic beauty, written with a startlingly original voice. From the Hardcover edition
Iran by Inge Morath( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 66 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
Zora Neale Hurston's Their eyes were watching God by Dan Stone( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 47 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
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 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

The republic of imagination : America in three books by Azar Nafisi( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten years ago, Azar Nafisi electrified readers with her million-copy bestseller, Reading Lolita in Tehran, which told the story of how, against the backdrop of morality squads and executions, she taught The Great Gatsby and other classics to her eager students in Iran. In this exhilarating followup, Nafisi has written the book her fans have been waiting for: an impassioned, beguiling, and utterly original tribute to the vital importance of fiction in a democratic society. What Reading Lolita in Tehran was for Iran, The Republic of Imagination is for America. Taking her cue from a challenge thrown to her in Seattle, where a skeptical reader told her that Americans don't care about books the way they did back in Iran, she energetically responds to those who say fiction has nothing to teach us. Blending memoir and polemic with close readings of her favourite American novels The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Babbitt, and The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, among others she invites us to join her as citizens of her Republic of Imagination a country where the villains are conformity and orthodoxy and the only passport to entry is a free mind and a willingness to dream
Wo suo jian mo de shi by Azar Nafisi( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in Chinese and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Free Library of Philadelphia presents( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This author series takes place at the Free Library of Philadelphia. These are recordings of the live events
Reading Lolita in Tehran : [a memoir in books] by Azar Nafisi( Recording )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. Some came from conservative and religious families; others were progressive and secular; several had spent time in jail. They were shy and uncomfortable at first, unaccustomed to being asked to speak their minds, but soon they began open up and to speak more freely, not only about novels they were reading but also about themselves, their dreams and disappointments. Their stories intertwined with those they were reading, Pride and Prejudice, Washington Square, Daisey Miller, and Lolita, as they imagined her in Tehran. -- from iTunes website
 
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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

Nafeesee, Azar 1947-

Naficy, Azar 1955-

Nafīsī, Āḏar

Nafīsī, Āḏār 1947-

Nafīsī, Āḏar 1955-

Nafisi, Azar

Nefisi, Azer 1955-

Нафиси, Азар

אזאר נפיסי

נאפיסי, אזאר

נאפיסי, אזאר 1955-

נפיסי, אזאר 1955-

آذار نفيسي

آذر نفيسي

آذر نفیسی نویسنده ایرانی

نفيسي، آذار.

نفيسي، آذر

نفيسي، آذر 1955-

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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Reading Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in booksLeggere Lolita a TeheranThings I've been silent about : memoriesShahnameh : the Persian book of kingsThings I've been silent about : memoriesLeer "Lolita" en TeheránIran