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Azar Nafisi

Fecha de nacimiento: 1955
Otros nombres:آذر نفیسی

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Azar Nafisi , 1 de diciembre de 1955born 1955,[1]​[2]​ es académica iraní y autora de éxito; residente en Estados Unidos desde 1997, año en que emigró de Irán. Es especialista en literatura en lengua inglesa. Su libro Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books, publicado en 2003, fue traducido a 32 lenguas y estuvo 117 semanas en la lista de bestsellers del New York Times y obtuvo numerosos premios literarios, entre ellos el Non-fiction Book of the Year Award de Book Sense, y el europeo Persian Golden Lioness Award de literatura. En 2008 publicó una autobiografía, Things I've been silent about: memories of a prodigal daughter, en torno al impacto que han tenido sobre toda su vida las relaciones con sus padres y las décadas de agitación política en Irán, incluida la encarcelación del padre durante el reinado del Sha bajo falsas acusaciones de irregularidades financieras.

Nafisi ha ostentado el cargo de profesora invitada y conferenciante en el Foreign Policy Institute de la School of Advanced International Studies , de la Johns Hopkins University,[3]​ y ha sido miembro de la Junta Directiva de Freedom House.

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Frases Azar Nafisi

„Every great work of art ... is a celebration, an act of insubordination against the betrayals, horrors and infidelities of life.“

— Azar Nafisi
Context: Every great work of art... is a celebration, an act of insubordination against the betrayals, horrors and infidelities of life.

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„If you don't enter that world, hold your breath with the characters and become involved in their destiny, you won't be able to empathize, and empathy is at the heart of the novel.“

— Azar Nafisi
Context: A novel is not an allegory... It is the sensual experience of another world. If you don't enter that world, hold your breath with the characters and become involved in their destiny, you won't be able to empathize, and empathy is at the heart of the novel. This is how you read a novel: you inhale the experience. So start breathing.

„The best fiction always forced us to question what we took for granted. It questioned traditions and expectations when they seemed too immutable.“

— Azar Nafisi
Context: I explained that 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 too immutable. I told my students I wanted them in their readings to consider in what ways these works unsettled them, made them a little uneasy, made them look around and consider the world, like Alice in Wonderland, through different eyes.

„Memories have ways of becoming independent of the reality they evoke. They can soften us against those we were deeply hurt by or they can make us resent those we once accepted and loved unconditionally.“

— Azar Nafisi, Reading Lolita in Tehran
Context: As I trace the route to his apartment, the twists and turns, and pass once more the old tree opposite his house, I am struck by a sudden thought: memories have ways of becoming independent of the reality they evoke. They can soften us against those we were deeply hurt by or they can make us resent those we once accepted and loved unconditionally.

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„Art is as useful as bread.“

— Azar Nafisi, Reading Lolita in Tehran

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