Things I've Been Silent About Before she wrote Reading Lolita in Tehran — part literary criticism, part searing chronicle of daily life in revolution-era Iran — Azar Nafisi was a… Things I've Been Silent About Before she wrote Reading Lolita in Tehran — part literary criticism, part searing chronicle of daily life in revolution-era Iran — Azar Nafisi was a… 2008-12-30 Memoir Nonfiction Random House
Book Review

Things I've Been Silent About (2008)

Things I've Been Silent About, Azar Nafisi | Things I've Been Silent About by Azar Nafisi
Things I've Been Silent About by Azar Nafisi
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Dec 30, 2008; Writer: Azar Nafisi; Genres: Memoir, Nonfiction; Publisher: Random House

Before she wrote Reading Lolita in Tehran — part literary criticism, part searing chronicle of daily life 
in revolution-era Iran — Azar Nafisi was a lonely upper-class girl with a shrill, difficult mother, a charming, unreliable father, and a distant relative who sexually abused her. She went abroad to study English literature, married and divorced, married again, became a professor (then resigned from the college because of the administration's many restrictions), and eventually immigrated to the United States. Though her somewhat rambling second memoir lacks the sharp focus of her first, Things I've Been Silent About offers a searching account of one woman's life against the tumultuous historical backdrop of 20th-century Iran. B

Originally posted Dec 10, 2008 Published in issue #1026 Dec 19, 2008 Order article reprints
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