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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"Draws from her own rich experiences and illustrates wonderfully rich portraits of her family and close friends. . . . Assures readers that every word is wholly heartfelt and sincere."

-- Arab American News "A balanced, objective perspective on Iran, a perspective that provides nuanced depth and humanity. . . . A great read. "

-- People's Weekly World "Introduces ordinary Iranians and a universal spirit we all share."

-- Washington University in St.Louis Magazine "Eye opening. . . . Keshavarz gives a rare glimpse into post-revolutionary Iran, showing that while there are a host of political problems and unresolved social issues, still literature, culture and Iranians' love of life and beauty are alive and well."

--The Jordan Times "Narrated in a very engaging and evocative style, embellished with poetic force. This personal story is told in a direct narrative form which transcends the boundaries of telling and showing."

The Muslim World Book Review "Extremely valuable as a personal testimony of [Keshavarz's] own experiences growing up in Iran and provides a counterbalance to Nafisi's dark portrayal of her life in Iran. . . . Important . . . because of its active participation in the debate about how Western views of Middle Eastern countries are colored by prejudice and stereotyping."

Middle East Journal

Synopsis:

In a direct, frank, and intimate exploration of Iranian literature and society, scholar, teacher, and poet Fatemeh Keshavarz challenges popular perceptions of Iran as a society bereft of vitality and joy. Her fresh perspective on present day Iran provides a rare insight into this rich but virtually unknown culture alive with artistic expression.

About the Author

Fatemeh Keshavarz, an Iranian American, is professor of Persian and comparative literature and chair of the Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages and Literatures at Washington University in St. Louis. She is author of four previous books, including Reading Mystical Lyric: The Case of Jalal Al-Din Rumi and a volume of poetry.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807831090
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Subject:
Middle Eastern
Author:
Keshavarz, Fatemeh
Subject:
Feminist
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Women Authors
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
orientalism; Iranian culture; Forough Farrokhzad; Sharnush Parsipur; Iranian writers; Azar Nafisi; Reading Lolita in Tehran; new orientalist narrative; Shiraz; Persian literature; Persian culture; Abu Hamid al-Ghazali; Farid al-Din Attar; Mowlana Jalaludd
Subject:
orientalism; Iranian culture; Forough Farrokhzad; Sharnush Parsipur; Iranian writers; Azar Nafisi; Reading Lolita in Tehran; new orientalist narrative; Shiraz; Persian literature; Persian culture; Abu Hamid al-Ghazali; Farid al-Din Attar; Mowlana Jalaludd
Subject:
orientalism; Iranian culture; Forough Farrokhzad; Sharnush Parsipur; Iranian writers; Azar Nafisi; Reading Lolita in Tehran; new orientalist narrative; Shiraz; Persian literature; Persian culture; Abu Hamid al-Ghazali; Farid al-Din Attar; Mowlana Jalaludd
Subject:
orientalism; Iranian culture; Forough Farrokhzad; Sharnush Parsipur; Iranian writers; Azar Nafisi; Reading Lolita in Tehran; new orientalist narrative; Shiraz; Persian literature; Persian culture; Abu Hamid al-Ghazali; Farid al-Din Attar; Mowlana Jalaludd
Subject:
Nafisi, Azar
Subject:
Persian literature - Women authors -
Subject:
orientalism; Iranian culture; Forough Farrokhzad; Sharnush Parsipur; Iranian writers; Azar Nafisi; Reading Lolita in Tehran; new orientalist narrative; Shiraz; Persian literature; Persian culture; Abu Hamid al-Ghazali; Farid al-Din Attar; Mowlana Jalaludd
Subject:
orientalism; Iranian culture; Forough Farrokhzad; Sharnush Parsipur; Iranian writers; Azar Nafisi; Reading Lolita in Tehran; new orientalist narrative; Shiraz; Persian literature; Persian culture; Abu Hamid al-Ghazali; Farid al-Din Attar; Mowlana Jalaludd
Subject:
orientalism; Iranian culture; Forough Farrokhzad; Sharnush Parsipur; Iranian writers; Azar Nafisi; Reading Lolita in Tehran; new orientalist narrative; Shiraz; Persian literature; Persian culture; Abu Hamid al-Ghazali; Farid al-Din Attar; Mowlana Jalaludd
Subject:
orientalism; Iranian culture; Forough Farrokhzad; Sharnush Parsipur; Iranian writers; Azar Nafisi; Reading Lolita in Tehran; new orientalist narrative; Shiraz; Persian literature; Persian culture; Abu Hamid al-Ghazali; Farid al-Din Attar; Mowlana Jalaludd
Subject:
orientalism; Iranian culture; Forough Farrokhzad; Sharnush Parsipur; Iranian writers; Azar Nafisi; Reading Lolita in Tehran; new orientalist narrative; Shiraz; Persian literature; Persian culture; Abu Hamid al-Ghazali; Farid al-Din Attar; Mowlana Jalaludd
Subject:
orientalism; Iranian culture; Forough Farrokhzad; Sharnush Parsipur; Iranian writers; Azar Nafisi; Reading Lolita in Tehran; new orientalist narrative; Shiraz; Persian literature; Persian culture; Abu Hamid al-Ghazali; Farid al-Din Attar; Mowlana Jalaludd
Subject:
orientalism; Iranian culture; Forough Farrokhzad; Sharnush Parsipur; Iranian writers; Azar Nafisi; Reading Lolita in Tehran; new orientalist narrative; Shiraz; Persian literature; Persian culture; Abu Hamid al-Ghazali; Farid al-Din Attar; Mowlana Jalaludd
Subject:
orientalism; Iranian culture; Forough Farrokhzad; Sharnush Parsipur; Iranian writers; Azar Nafisi; Reading Lolita in Tehran; new orientalist narrative; Shiraz; Persian literature; Persian culture; Abu Hamid al-Ghazali; Farid al-Din Attar; Mowlana Jalaludd
Subject:
orientalism; Iranian culture; Forough Farrokhzad; Sharnush Parsipur; Iranian writers; Azar Nafisi; Reading Lolita in Tehran; new orientalist narrative; Shiraz; Persian literature; Persian culture; Abu Hamid al-Ghazali; Farid al-Din Attar; Mowlana Jalaludd
Subject:
orientalism; Iranian culture; Forough Farrokhzad; Sharnush Parsipur; Iranian writers; Azar Nafisi; Reading Lolita in Tehran; new orientalist narrative; Shiraz; Persian literature; Persian culture; Abu Hamid al-Ghazali; Farid al-Din Attar; Mowlana Jalaludd
Subject:
Orientalism
Subject:
Iranian culture
Subject:
Forough Farrokhzad
Subject:
Sharnush Parsipur
Subject:
Iranian writers
Subject:
Azar Nafisi
Subject:
Reading Lolita in Tehran
Subject:
new orientalist narrative
Subject:
Shåiråaz
Subject:
Persian literature
Subject:
Persian culture
Subject:
Abu Hamid al-Ghazali
Subject:
Farid al-Din Attar
Subject:
Mowlana Jalaluddin Rumi
Subject:
women in Islamic society
Subject:
Islam
Subject:
Globalization
Subject:
The Kite-Runner
Subject:
Khaled Hosseini
Subject:
Kabul
Subject:
Geraldine Brooks
Subject:
Muslim feminist
Subject:
Sa°di
Subject:
Omid
Subject:
Vladimir Nabokov
Subject:
Anvar Majid
Subject:
Farabi Film Foundation
Subject:
Simin Behbahani
Subject:
A Line of Speed and Fire
Subject:
Paper Dress
Subject:
A Windowful of Freedom
Subject:
Mohammad Reza Shafi i-Kadkani
Subject:
In Nishabour Garden Alleys
Subject:
Abdulkarim Soroush
Subject:
Shirin Ebadi
Subject:
Abbas Kiarostami
Subject:
Taste of Cherry
Subject:
Tahmineh Milani
Subject:
Rakhshan Bani Itemad
Subject:
Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Subject:
Karim Emami
Subject:
Sufi saints
Subject:
Amu Vazin
Subject:
Sadeq Hedayat
Subject:
Simin Danishvar
Subject:
modern Persian literature
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Reading Lolit
Subject:
a in Tehran
Subject:
Vladimir Na
Subject:
bokov
Subject:
AMU
Subject:
Vazin
Series:
Islamic Civilization and Muslim Networks
Publication Date:
20070331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.12 in

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Product details 192 pages University of North Carolina Press - English 9780807831090 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In a direct, frank, and intimate exploration of Iranian literature and society, scholar, teacher, and poet Fatemeh Keshavarz challenges popular perceptions of Iran as a society bereft of vitality and joy. Her fresh perspective on present day Iran provides a rare insight into this rich but virtually unknown culture alive with artistic expression.
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