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Things I've Been Silent about: Memories - Nafisi, Azar
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"I started making a list in my diary entitled "Things I Have Been Silent About." Under it I wrote: "Falling in Love in Tehran. Going to Parties in Tehran. Watching the Marx Brothers in Tehran. Reading "Lolita" in Tehran." I wrote about repressive laws and executions, about public and political abominations. Eventually I drifted into writing about private betrayals, implicating myself and those close to me in ways I had never imagined. "--From "Things I Have Been Silent About " Azar Nafisi, author of the beloved international bestseller "Reading Lolita in Tehran," now gives us a stunning personal story of growing up in Iran, memories of her life lived in thrall to a powerful and complex mother, against the background of a country's political revolution. A girl's pain over family secrets; a young woman's discovery of the power of sensuality in literature; the price a family pays for freedom in a country beset by political upheaval-these and other threads are woven together in this beautiful memoir, as a gifted storyteller once again transforms the way we see the world and "reminds us of why we read in the first place" ("Newsday"). Nafisi's intelligent and complicated mother, disappointed in her dreams of leading an important and romantic life, created mesmerizing fictions about herself, her family, and her past. But her daughter soon learned that these narratives of triumph hid as much as they revealed. Nafisi's father escaped into narratives of another kind, enchanting his children with the classic tales like the Shahnamah, the Persian Book of Kings. When her father started seeing other women, young Azar began to keep his secrets from her mother. Nafisi's complicity in these childhood dramas ultimately led her to resist remaining silent about other personal, as well as political, cultural, and social, injustices. Reaching back in time to reflect on other generations in the Nafisi family, "Things I've Been Silent About" is also a powerful historical portrait of a family that spans many periods of change leading up to the Islamic Revolution of 1978-79, which turned Azar Nafisi's beloved Iran into a religious dictatorship. Writing of her mother's historic term in Parliament, even while her father, once mayor of Tehran, was in jail, Nafisi explores the remarkable "coffee hours" her mother presided over, where at first women came together to gossip, to tell fortunes, and to give silent acknowledgment of things never spoken about, and which then evolved into gatherings where men and women would meet to openly discuss the unfolding revolution. "Things I've Been Silent About" is, finally, a deeply personal reflection on women's choices, and on how Azar Nafisi found the inspiration for a different kind of life. This unforgettable portrait of a woman, a family, and a troubled homeland is a stunning book that readers will embrace, a n Things I've Been Silent about: Memories Nafisi, Azar, Random House (NY)

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NY: Random House, 2008. First edition. First edition/first printing [stated]. Hardcover. Fine in very good dust jacket. Price clipped. Signed by author. Signed by author in English and Farsi on t-p.. 336 p. Illustrations. SUggested Reading List. Moments in Twentieth-Century Iranian History. Glossary. From Wikipedia: Azar Nafisi(Persian: آ ذ ر ن ف ی س ی ‎ ), born ca. 1947, [1][2] is an Iranian academic and bestselling writer who has resided in the United States since 1997 when she emigrated from Iran. Her field is English language literature. Nafisi's 2003 book Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books has been translated into 32 languages. It was on the New York Times Bestseller list for 117 weeks, and has won numerous literary awards, including the 2004 Non-fiction Book of the Year Award from Booksense, and the Europe based Persian Golden Lioness Award for literature. [3][4] The book also led to controversy about Nafisi's alleged connections to neoconservatism and colonialism. [5] She published an autobiography, Things I've been silent about: memories of a prodigal daughter (2008), focusing on the impact on her throughout her life of her relations with her parents (her mother peevish and cold, her father affectionate and companionate) and of decades of political upheaval in Iran, including the father's incarceration under the Shah on trumped-up charges of financial irregularities. Nafisi has been a visiting fellow and lecturer at the Foreign Policy Institute of Johns Hopkins University s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and served on the Board of Trustees of Freedom House., Random House, 2008

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I started making a list in my diary entitled "Things I Have Been Silent About." Under it I wrote: "Falling in Love in Tehran. Going to Parties in Tehran. Watching the Marx Brothers in Tehran. Reading Lolita in Tehran." I wrote about repressive laws and executions, about public and political abominations. Eventually I drifted into writing about private betrayals, implicating myself and those close to me in ways I had never imagined.--From Things I Have Been Silent AboutAzar Nafisi, author of the beloved international bestseller Reading Lolita in Tehran, now gives us a stunning personal story of growing up in Iran, memories of her life lived in thrall to a powerful and complex mother, against the background of a country's political revolution. A girl's pain over family secrets; a young woman's discovery of the power of sensuality in literature; the price a family pays for freedom in a country beset by political upheaval-these and other threads are woven together in this beautiful memoir, as a gifted storyteller once again transforms the way we see the world and "reminds us of why we read in the first place" (Newsday).Nafisi's intelligent and complicated mother, disappointed in her dreams of leading an important and romantic life, created mesmerizing fictions about herself, her family, and her past. But her daughter soon learned that these narratives of triumph hid as much as they revealed. Nafisi's father escaped biographies,educators,ethnic and national,history,iran,islam,memoirs,middle east,politics and social sciences,professionals and academics Islam, Random House

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Random House, 2008. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine Condition/Near Fine. B & W Photos; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 333 pages; By the author of Reading Lolita in Tehran. A stunning personal story of growing up in Iran. Covers the period leading up to the Islamic Revolution of 1978-79, her mother's term in Parliment and her father's time as mayor of Tehran. ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9781400063611. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 7966. . 9781400063611, Random House, 2008

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From the beloved bestselling author of READING LOLITA IN TEHRAN, comes this moving memoir of Nafisi's growing up in a complex family, in Tehran. This gifted story teller masterfully uses her own life to illuminate the mother-daughter struggle, the triangle between mother-daughter-father, and other issues for women living in a repressive society.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9781400063611
ISBN (ISBN-10): 1400063612
Hardcover
Publishing year: 2008
Publisher: Random House Inc.
336 Pages
Weight: 0,652 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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ISBN/EAN: 9781400063611

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