Title: READING LOLITA IN TEHRAN: A MEMOIR IN BOOKS:...
Publisher: New York City, NY: Random House, 2003
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: None, As Issued
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 347 pages. Published in 2003. The author's memoir on subject. Now considered a contemporary classic. Uncorrected Proof. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a tiny print run as a softcover original only for the exclusive use of the publisher and author. There is no ISBN. The Uncorrected Proof is now rare. Presents, in its earlier publication state, Azar Nafisi's "Reading Lolita In Tehran". Her breakthrough and masterpiece. A Professor of English literature at the University of Tehran, Azar Nafisi was expelled when she refused to wear the veil and eventually found political asylum in the United States, where she teaches at Johns Hopkins University. "I was enthralled and moved by Azar Nafisi's account of how she defied, and helped others to defy, radical Islam's war against women. Her memoir contains important and properly complex reflections about the ravages of theocracy, about thoughtfulness, and about the ordeals of freedom as well as a stirring account of the pleasures and deepening of consciousness that result from an encounter with great literature and with an inspired teacher" (Susan Sontag). "A memoir about teaching Western literature in revolutionary Iran, with profound and fascinating insights into both. A masterpiece" (Bernard Lewis). "We rediscovered that we were also living, breathing human beings; and no matter how repressive the state became, no matter how intimidated and frightened we were, like Lolita we tried to escape and to create our own little pockets of freedom" (Azar Nafisi). An absolute "must-have" title for Azar Nafisi collectors. This copy of the Uncorrected Proof is very prominently and beautifully signed twice, in both Roman ("English") and Arabic ("Persian") alphabets and dated, in black ink-pen on the title page by the author: "Azar Nafisi Nov 11, 06". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a contemporary classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy of the Uncorrected Proof available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: The first print run was small, and there were just a handful of the Uncorrected Proof that ever made it online. A rare signed copy thus. One of the greatest writers of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER AZAR NAFISI TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). Bookseller Inventory # 11050
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