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Things I've Been Silent About: Memories of a Prodigal Daughter

Things I ve Been Silent About Memories of a Prodigal Daughter In this stunning personal story of growing up in Iran Azar Nafisi shares her memories of living in thrall to a powerful and complex mother against the backdrop of a country s political revolution A g

  • Title: Things I've Been Silent About: Memories of a Prodigal Daughter
  • Author: Azar Nafisi
  • ISBN: 9780812973907
  • Page: 401
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this stunning personal story of growing up in Iran, Azar Nafisi shares her memories of living in thrall to a powerful and complex mother against the backdrop of a country s political revolution A girl s pain over family secrets, a young woman s discovery of the power of sensuality in literature, the price a family pays for freedom in a country beset by upheaval these aIn this stunning personal story of growing up in Iran, Azar Nafisi shares her memories of living in thrall to a powerful and complex mother against the backdrop of a country s political revolution A girl s pain over family secrets, a young woman s discovery of the power of sensuality in literature, the price a family pays for freedom in a country beset by upheaval these and other threads are woven together in this beautiful memoir as a gifted storyteller once again transforms the way we see the world and reminds us of why we read in the first place Newsday.

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    1. ما رأيته في نفيسي أرعبني، فهي لا تشجع فقط على تبني الحضارة الغربية إنما تؤيد فرضها على المجتمع الإيراني الغارق في ما وصفته بتعاليم البرابرة "العرب" وهجومها المضلل على فترة خلافة عمر بن الخطاب كإثبات لتخلف وتوحش الحضارة العربية "الإسلامية" أمام الحضارة الفارسية بذكرها رواية [...]

    2. Anyone hoping to get an inside look at Iran under the Shah and in the immediate aftermath of the revolution or a blow-by-blow account of political survival under dictatorships will be sorely disappointed when they read Nafisi's final sentence and close this book. This is not that book. To be honest, it's not even a particularly Iranian or even Muslim book. What it is, is the intensely personal account of a woman and her relationship to her parents; how it disastrously warped and positively shape [...]

    3. I read Nafisi's best known book, Reading Lolita in Tehran, when it was first published in 2003. While I appreciated the work, it did not leave me with a desire to read anything else by Nafisi. I admired the writing, but I had conceived a dislike for the writer. I cannot easily explain why. However, it seemed to me that there was something unapproachable about Nafisi - an intellectual arrogance, maybe - which made me unable to warm to her. A few weeks ago I became involved in a discussion about I [...]

    4. هذا الكتاب يجعلني اشعر بتقدير خاص للسير الذاتية النسوية، ويذكرني مباشرة بتلك السيرة الجميلة التي قرأتها لليف أولمن (أتغير) فأهميتها بالنسبة لي تكمن في تلك الافكار والمشاعر والمواقف الخاصة بالمرأة، أهميتها تأتي في أن تقول بأن أحدا خاض كل هذا، وأنه مَر.سيرة آذر نفيسي هي سيرة [...]

    5. أشياء كنت ساكتة عنها مدفوعاً بذكرى (أن تقرأ لوليتا في طهران) كتاب نفيسي السابق الجميل، قرأت هذا الكتاب الذي يفترض به أن يكون سيرة سابقة لعودة نفيسي من أمريكا ومعاناتها مع نظام الملالي، هذه سيرة نفيسي الطفلة والشابة، ذكريات الأم والأب، ذكريات الزواج الأول والثاني، ذكريات الم [...]

    6. Reading a memoir, at worst, satisfies us the way gossip shows do. We peep into other people’s life and see things similar or different from ours. We take pleasures from mistakes and failures that others do - we learn the lessons or just secretly be thankful that it doesn’t happen to us.At best, reading a memoir is like being a confidant to a close friend. She opens up her life, her intricate relationship with her parents, and her experience as an individual citizen in the political, religiou [...]

    7. قليلةٌ هي الكتبُ التي نحزنُ على انتهائها، وهذا الكتاب من بين الكتبِ التي حزنتُ على أنها انتهت. هذا الجمالُ كان يستحق ترجمةً تحسنُ إظهارَ حُسنِ مخزونه الثر ولكن الترجمةَ جاءت أقل من المأمول ومع ذلك فالجمالُ السرديُّ يغطي عن بعضِ العيوبِ، لننظرَ مثلا كلمةَ (خاصتي) ومشتقاتها ف [...]

    8. ذكريات، هي تماماً ذكريات.تسترجع آذر نفيسي هنا ذاكرةً طويلة مشحونة بجفاء الأم وحزن الأب،مشحونة بوطن ينسل من اليد دون أن تقدر على فعل شيءفي هذا الكتاب تستعيد آذر حالتها المهتاجة تجاه سيطرة أمها، منذ سن الرابعةمنذ أن مُنِعت من تغيير مكان سريرهاهذا الكتاب يدخلك إلى قلب آذر نفيس [...]

    9. Things I’ve Been Silent About is the second memoir of Azar Nafisi, the author of Reading Lolita in Tehran, which became an international bestseller in 2003. This new book is a collection of memories of Nafisi’s growing up in Tehran as a privileged young girl in an elite family with a complicated, overwhelming mother, who didn’t give her children any personal space, and a charming but sad father, who filled Nafisi’s childhood with stories from the Shahnameh (The Persian Book of Kings) and [...]

    10. Dopo "Leggere Lolita a Teheran" ritorno ad assaporare, a vivere il mondo di Azar Nafisi. Il mondo raccontato dalla Nafisi è un mondo affascinante per certi versi, in quanto ci permette di conoscere meglio Teheran, la sua terra natìa, ma è allo stesso tempo un mondo difficile e particolare in quanto vi sono leggi e divieti incomprensibili e deleteri per una donna. "Le cose che non ho detto" è un viaggio che racconta cosa significa essere donna a Teheran dove tutti i tuoi diritti sono violati. [...]

    11. This book isn't about Iranian politics. It's about an Iranian daughter and her family. This isn't a bad thing. Nafisi is a fasinating woman, and this book, written in chronological sequence, is in many ways a mediation on family which makes it strangely compelling. It is as if you are watching Nafisi walk back thorough her memories.Yet despite its very personal feel, the book also is a good way to show the differences and similarities of culture. Nafisi family is warped but in much the same way [...]

    12. This book took me forever to finish. I'm not sure what I expected, but this wasn't it. I remember the Iranian revolution. I was in junior high and high school when the Americans were taken hostage in the embassy and I clearly remember the events as they were happening. I guess I wanted an idea of what it was like from someone who was actually there.Nafisi is the pampered daughter of two people who were both well connected. Her father was an advisor to the Shah and her mother eventually became pa [...]

    13. الكثير من محطات التأمل في هذا الكتاب فعلاً هناك من المواقف التي تمر علينا في الحياة يكون علينا من الصعب التعبير عنها في حينها ونضطر للسكوت لكن الوقت لابد أن يحين للتعبير والحديث عنها #أشياءٌ_كنت_ساكتةٌ_عنها للكاتبة #آذر_نفيسي هي مذكرات وجدت فيها تنفيسًا عن مكنونات النفس الت [...]

    14. This is one of those books that I could easily see how someone else could feel differently about when they read it. It is both an autobiography, and a picture of the Iranian political system during a certain point in time. For me, the family dysfunction on the autobiographical side was difficult to read. This is a family full of the kind of jealousies, back-biting, and petty cruelties which are more painful than enlightening to read about. There is no arch to the story; this family story ends wi [...]

    15. كتاب رائع جداوهو تكملة لكتاب " أن تقرأ لوليتا في طهران "وهو أفضل من أن تقرأ لوليتا في طهران من حيث أنه تطرق لمواضيع الفتيات الإيرانية في مواجهة الدولة الإسلامية في القرن العشرين يبقى أن الكاتبة متحررة كثيرا عن النظام الإسلامي وحبها تحدي كل ما هو ممنوعكما يقول الأغلب نقتقر إلى [...]

    16. The author is my cousin. at first i thought im only interested in this book because it reveals a past that no one in my family cares to speak about-'we dont air our dirty laundry in public'- but then after two chapters i began to see that there is some sort of magic in her way of telling the stories

    17. أشياء كنت ساكتة عنها آذر نفيسي إيران من كتاب ( أن تقرأ لوليتا في طهران ) الرائع تشجعت لشراء كتاب ( أشياء كنت ساكتة عنها ) لنفس الكاتبة يصنف الكتاب ضمن السيرة الذاتية تروي نفيسي في كتابها هذا عن حياتها الشخصية وعلاقتها بوالديها وعلاقة والديها وقربهما من الشاه فتسرد فترة حكم ا [...]

    18. Things I’ve Been Silent About, by Azar Mafisi, narrated by Maila Azad, produced by Books on Tape, downloaded from audible.In this book, Mafisi tells us more about her actual life. Her previous bestseller, “Reading Lolita in Tehran” described what it was like to teach in Iran especially after the revolution. This second book tells us about Azar growing up in Iran in an unusual family. Her father was mayor of the town but then got on the wrong side of the Shah and was thrown into jail for th [...]

    19. لغة آذر نفيسي جميلة، لا أعتقد أن قراءة السير الذاتية هي الوسيلة الأفضل للبحث في التاريخ، لكنني أحب أن أقرأ التاريخ على لسان من عايشه رغم استحالة حياديّته.قراءتي الثانية لآذر عقب "أن تقرأ لوليتا في طهران".مراجعتي على موقع عنب بلدي:كتاب “أشياء كنتُ ساكتة عنها” هو سيرة ذاتية، أ [...]

    20. In Things I’ve Been Silent About, Azar Nafisi writes about growing up in Tehran. Regardless of living in a country that is undergoing revolutionary change, Nafisi’s parents steal the show in this memoir. Her mother, Nezhat Nafisi, although somewhat overbearing, is a complicated person who is living in the past, but ahead of her time as a member of the Iranian parliament. Her father, Ahmad Nafisi, was mayor of Tehran before the Revolution and offers a perspective into the political establishm [...]

    21. this makes a good enrichment for her book "Reading Lolita in Tehran". she talks a lot about the reading and her study of literature, and her teaching--but the main thrust of this book is personal--her upbringing in an educated middle-class home, with Islam culturally part of the family's life, but mostly secular. Her family quite dysfuncional, especially her mother, frustrated herself and unable to move beyond it, not realizing how much she traumatized her daughter and the ytounger brother, not [...]

    22. I really liked Nafisi’s Reading Lolita in Tehran, but as I held this book in my hand at the bookstore, I thought to myself, do I really care about this woman enough to read her life story, and does she have an interesting life? I’m skeptical of writers who feel compelled to write their autobiographies without really having anything interesting to say. Even really great writers can write autobiographies that shouldn’t have been written. Nabokov’s was a long yawn. Sartre’s was just absur [...]

    23. First, I did not like Reading Lolita in Tehran. I thought the idea was ingenious, perhaps even brilliant, but was quickly strangled by a string of cliche's, which, unfortunately, followed the author throughout her memoir: Things I've Been Silent About. One almost wishes she had remained silent. The book is self-indulgent (bordering on narcissistic), petulant, and disappointingly unoriginal. A good portion of the book focuses on her relationship with her mother only to end in the anti-climatic: " [...]

    24. سيرة ذاتية للكاتبة آذار نفيسي استمتعت بقراءة هذه السيرة لأقصي درجة اعجبني اهتمام الكاتبة بأضافة صور شخصية لسيرتها الذاتية تضمنت صور حفلات رفاف عائلية وصور شخصيات مؤثرة في بلادها ايران السيرة تنوعت بين سرد طبيعة العلاقة بين الكاتبة وامها ووالدها وتفاصيل الاحداث السياسية ا [...]

    25. عند قراءتك لهذه السيرة عليك ان تجهز نفسك لموجه كبيرة من الملل والحشو والمشاكل العائلية وعلاقة الفتاة المسكينة بأمها المتسلطة، وهذه الفتاة لم تستطع تجاوز محنتها مع والدتها رغم انها اصبحت تمتلك عائلة رائعة ومنصب لابأس به ، ورغم ان والدتها توفت منذ مايزيد عن 10 سنوات الا انها م [...]

    26. بالرغم اني لم اعد عارفه هل اصدق انسانه هي بحد ذاتها ضائعة بهويتها مشتته بين اسرتها وبين عالمهاالا ان احببت الكتاب الذي اعاد لي صياغة الكثير من المصطلحات التاريخية و الامور التي كنت غافلة عنهاغني بمعلومات لابد ان ارجع اليها بين وقت الى اخر

    27. Uno dei poteri della lettura, il lato per così dire "collettivo" della lettura (non in contrapposizione, ma accanto a quelli che sono i suoi tratti di fruizione e beneficio strettamente personali e meravigliosamente egoistici), è quello di connettere sulla mappa geografica culturale ed esistenziale individui fra loro lontanissimi, che mai potrebbero conoscersi e comprendersi e amarsi senza un libro a fare loro da intermediario. Io non c'entro niente con l'Iran. Non ne conosco la cultura, la st [...]

    28. I was looking forward to reading this memoir after reading Reading Lolita in Tehran a few years ago. I remember enjoying that book and I was hoping that her new book would tell the more personal side of her story.Dr. Nafisi does share a fair amount about her parents and her life growing up in Tehran. Unfortunately though, I didn't really find myself enjoying the story very much. She share a great deal about how difficult her mother was. I'm not a therapist, but I'm guessing that her mother proba [...]

    29. I just finished this book and it was AMAZING!!!Last summer i read ms. nafisi's first memoir, Reading Lolita in Tehran. After completing that book i thought I knew so much about this incredible woman's life. I was wrong. She covered a smaller portion of her life in that memoir. That book was specifically aimed at to discuss her experiences during the Iranian Revolution/Iran Iraq war and how it prompted her to take the bold and brave step of teaching students literature in her home secretly. The s [...]

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