Reading Lolita in Tehran: good literature, imperialist dogma, or sentimental tripe?

Jim at Blogora sends readers to this interesting column on Slate: ‘Pawn of the Neocons? The Debate over Reading Lolita in Tehran. It’s an interesting column, so check it out if you have time.

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One Response to Reading Lolita in Tehran: good literature, imperialist dogma, or sentimental tripe?

  1. Sara Jameson says:

    Thanks for this link. I am currently reading — well, more accurately, not reading but thinking I should get back to — Nafisi’s book on my nightstand, and truthfully, I was already a bit disappointed. As much as I like memoir and travel writing and literature, I was finding Reading Lolita in Tehran a bit superficial and worried that I had somehow missed something important. Based on Gideon Lewis-Kraus’s critique, I can now reassure myself that I am not missing anything. And I might give myself permission to not finish reading it. After all, not even Michael Faris can read everything, so one must choose.

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