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(Jasmine and Stars: Reading More Than Lolita in Tehran.pdf) In a direct frank and intimate exploration of Iranian literature and society scholar teacher and poet Fatemeh Keshavarz challenges popular perceptions of Iran as a society bereft of vitality and joy Her fresh perspective on present day Iran provides a rare insight into this rich culture alive with artistic expression but virtually unknown to most Americans br br Keshavarz introduces readers to two modern Iranian women writers whose strong and articulate voices belie the stereotypical perception of Iranian women as voiceless victims in a country of villains She follows with a lively critique of the recent best seller i Reading Lolita in Tehran A Memoir in Books i which epitomizes what Keshavarz calls the New Orientalist narrative a view marred by stereotype and prejudice more often tied to current geopolitical conflicts than to an understanding of Iran br br Blending in firsthand glimpses of her own life from childhood memories in s Shiraz to her present life as a professor in America Keshavarz paints a portrait of Iran depicting both cultural depth and intellectual complexity With a scholar s expertise and a poet s hand she helps amplify the powerful voices of contemporary Iranians and leads readers toward a deeper understanding of the country s past and present br br In a direct frank and intimate exploration of Iranian literature and society scholar teacher and poet Fatemeh Keshavarz challenges popular perceptions of Iran as a society bereft of vitality and joy Her fresh perspective on present day Iran provides a rare insight into this rich culture alive with artistic expression but virtually unknown to most Americans She warns against the rise of what she calls the New Orientalist narrative which thrives on stereotype and prejudice and is often tied to current geopolitical conflict rather than an understanding of Iran Keshavarz offers a lively critique of the best seller i Reading Lolita in Tehran i which she says epitomizes this New Orientalist attitude Blending in firsthand glimpses of her own life Keshavarz paints a portrait of Iran depicting both cultural depth and intellectual complexity brDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming Jasmine and Stars: Reading More Than Lolita in Tehran books for multiple devices.