Reading Lolita in Tehran, A Memoir in Books

This quote in Azar Nafisi’s book really touched me. She is talking about the ayatollah, and I am thinking about someone closer to home:

“He had come in the name of a past, a past that, he claimed, had been stolen from him. And he now wanted to re-create us in the image of that illusory past. Was it any consolation, and did we even wish to remember, that what he did to us was what we allowed him to do?” p.28


~ by seaofcurls on January 26, 2010.

3 Responses to “Reading Lolita in Tehran, A Memoir in Books”

  1. Have yet to read ‘Reading Lolita in Tehran’ but it keeps coming up in the most intriguing, and, in your case as well, the most personal contexts for people who have read it. This is almost a better recommendation for a book than the most delicate reviews. I will finally hunt it down.

    • Thanks you for your nice comment. I am not done reading the book so far (because it’s my guilty pleasure and I read for fun only when I don’t have studies) but I’ll let you know when I’m done. If you like reading about books, I think you’re going to like my blog this summer, because I’ve got a stack of books that I want to read and that I’m saving for the summer. My blog is going to because a means for literary critique! haha 🙂

  2. Good. I’ll stop back.

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