^that's been recommended to me
What I loved about Reading Lolita in Tehran
is the amazing perspective Nafisi brings to her favorite American novels, the subject she taught at the university in Tehran before she was fired "for being too Western." Her perspectives are surprising, personal, and different from our set traditional ways of looking at, say Pride and Prejudice
("The entire story is like an eighteenth century dance"). She teaches the reader in the same way she teaches her students. She and her best students decide to meet secretly to discuss American literature after Nafisi is fired, and reading this book made me want to pick up these classics again to not only look at them in a new way, but to also appreciate these books that others on the other side of the world risk prison for in order to read.