Who is Azar Nafisi

Azar Nafisi (Persian: آذر نفیسی; born 1948) is an Iranian-American writer and professor of English literature. Born in Tehran, Iran, she has resided in the United States since 1997 and became a U.S. citizen in 2008.Nafisi has held several academic leadership roles, including director of the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Dialogue Project and Cultural Conversations, a Georgetown Walsh School of Foreign Service Centennial Fellow, and a fellow at Oxford University.She is the niece of famous Iranian scholar, fiction writer and poet Saeed Nafisi. Azar Nafisi is best known for her 2003 book Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books, which remained on The New York Times Best Seller list for 117 weeks, and has won several literary awards, inc...
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Susieq2457: azar nafisi: "you get a strange feeling when you're about to leave a place, i told him, like you'll not only miss the people you love but you'll miss the person you are now at this time and this place, because you'll never be this way ever again."
Jmdreid: “most great works of the imagination were meant to make you feel like a stranger in your own home. the best fiction always forced us to question what we took for granted. it questioned traditions and expectations when they seemed to immutable.” --azar nafisi
Asadamraee: azar nafisi was a lecturer at our university in tehran.
Ahmdintrouble: yet you're being played at the hands of azar nafisi so brilliantly that you feel like you've handed your heart out to her to hold in her fist and she clenches it or pets it as she pleases. you start a journey from nabokov and from fitzgerald to james and to austen.
Woetochorazin: by no means is this thread a defense of the establishment in tehran. people are being killed by the regime every day. a whole generation is being radicalized as we speak. but pretending that azar nafisi or masih alinejad speak for the people of iran is offensive and naive.
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No Passenger was known to flee'
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No Passenger was known to flee-
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That wily-subterranean Inn
Contrives that none go out again-


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