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Azar Nafisiová

Datum narození: 1955

Azar Nafisi je íránská spisovatelka a vysokoškolská profesorka anglické literatury.

Od roku 1997 žije ve Spojených státech amerických, kde pracuje jako profesorka literatury a estetiky na Johns Hopkins University ve Washingtonu. Přednášela rovněž v Oxfordu a na univerzitách v Íránu.

Kvůli odmítání povinného nošení šátku byla v 80. letech vyloučena z řad vyučujících na Teheránské univerzitě. Studenty pak učila na tajných setkáních u sebe doma.


„Ve chvíli, kdy člověk přijde o všechny možnosti, začne i v té nejmenší skulince vidět velkolepou svobodu.“

„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.“ Reading Lolita in Tehran


„Do not, under any circumstances, belittle a work of fiction by trying to turn it into a carbon copy of real life; what we search for in fiction is not so much reality but the epiphany of truth.“ Reading Lolita in Tehran

„You don't read Gatsby, I said, to learn whether adultery is good or bad but to learn about how complicated issues such as adultery and fidelity and marriage are. A great novel heightens your senses and sensitivity to the complexities of life and of individuals, and prevents you from the self-righteousness that sees morality in fixed formulas about good and evil.“ Reading Lolita in Tehran

„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.“ Reading Lolita in Tehran

„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.“

„It takes courage to die for a cause, but also to live for one.“ Reading Lolita in Tehran

„I no longer believe that we can keep silent. We never really do, mind you. In one way or another we articulate what has happened to us through the kind of people we become.“ Things I've Been Silent About: Memories


„None of us can avoid being contaminated by the world's evils; it's all a matter of what attitude you take towards them.“ Reading Lolita in Tehran

„Living in the Islamic Republic is like having sex with someone you loathe.“ Reading Lolita in Tehran

„Empathy lies at the heart of, like so many other great novels--the biggest sin is to be blind to others' problems and pains. Not seeing them means denying their existence.“ Reading Lolita in Tehran

„Reality has become so intolerable, she said, so bleak, that all I can paint now are the colors of my dreams.“ Reading Lolita in Tehran


„She was one of those people who are irrevocably, incurably honest and therefore both inflexible and vulnerable at the same time.“

„Imagine you are walking down a leafy path…The sun is receding, and you are walking alone, caressed by the breezy light of the late afternoon. Then suddenly, you feel a large drop on your right arm. Is it raining? You look up. The sky is still deceptively sunny…seconds later another drop. Then, with the sun still perched in the sky, you are drenched in a shower of rain. This is how memories invade me, abruptly and unexpectedly…“ Reading Lolita in Tehran

„Every fairy tale offers the potential to surpass present limits, so in a sense the fairy tale offers you freedoms that reality denies.“ Reading Lolita in Tehran

„A great novel heightens your senses and sensitivity to the complexities of life and of individuals, and prevents you from the self-righteousness that sees morality in fixed formulas about good and evil.“ Reading Lolita in Tehran

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