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Fridays are for readers: Reading Lolita in Tehran.

Autumn 1995.Tehran,  Iran. Iranian writer Azar Nafisi left her job as the teacher of western literature in the University of Tehran when she was imposed to wear the veil in her classes. After that and before leaving to U.S.A., she … Continue reading

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Fridays are for readers: The Collector.

Having accepted Marta’s challenge last week today we move towards a novel by John Fowles, The Collector. The Collector talks about a guy who likes to collect, in this case, both butterflies and beautiful girls. Yes, it is a novel … Continue reading

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Order and mess filled with meaning

“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, … Continue reading

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