Read Dangerously: The Subversive Power of Literature in Troubled Times

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Price
$26.99  $25.10
Publisher
Dey Street Books
Publish Date
Pages
240
Dimensions
5.6 X 8.3 X 1.0 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062947369

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About the Author

Azar Nafisi is best known as the author of the national bestseller Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books, which electrified its readers with a compassionate and often harrowing portrait of the Islamic revolution in Iran. In 1981, she was expelled from the University of Tehran for refusing to wear the mandatory Islamic veil and did not resume teaching until 1987. Dr. Nafisi returned to the United States in 1997 -- earning national respect and international recognition for advocating on behalf of Iran's intellectuals, youth, and especially young women.

Reviews

A contemporary treatise on oppression wherever it exists, Read Dangerously raises Nafisi to new heights. ... Illuminate[s] the lessons of literature at a time when the state of the world seems bleak. ... A political writer's brilliant attempt to understand historical and political events, as well as human nature.--New York Journal of Books
[A] stunning look at the power of reading. ... Nafisi's prose is razor-sharp, and her analysis lands on a hopeful note. ... This excellent collection provokes and inspires at every turn.--Publishers Weekly (starred review)