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Book Club Features "Reading Lolita in Tehran"
APRIL 1, 2005--The book, "Reading Lolita in Tehran," by Azar
Nafisi, will be discussed as part of the Lion’s Paw Book Club on
April 13 from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Chalmer Davee Library Breezeway at the
University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
UW-RF English Professor Emerita Margaret Odegard will lead the discussion
about this story of a bold and inspired teacher, Azar Nafisi, who secretly
gathers seven of her most committed female students to read forbidden
Western classics. Immersed in these novels the girls risk removing their
veils and intertwining their stories with the ones they are reading. A
remarkable exploration of resilience in the face of tyranny, "Reading
Lolita in Tehran" celebrates the liberating power of literature.
The book club encourages community members, faculty, staff and students
to participate in its gatherings. The club meets the second Wednesday
of each month, February through May. The public is welcome to attend and
need not have read the books to sit in on one of the sessions.
The next discussion is May 11 and will feature "The Five Goodbyes:
Mothering a Child with Down Syndrome," by UW-RF Department of Speech
Communication and Theatre Arts instructor Pat Ferguson Hanson. Hanson
will lead the group.
Featured books are available in the University Bookstore in the Hagestad
Student Center, and several copies of each book are also available in
the Library’s collection. For more information, call 715/425-3222.
Tuesday, 22-Jun-2010 16:21:21 Central Daylight Time