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Azar Nafisi,: Reading Lolita in Tehran

Reading Lolita in Tehran


Every Thursday morning in a living room in Iran, over tea and pastries, eight women meet in secret to discuss forbidden works of Western literature. As they lose themselves in the worlds of Lolita, The Great Gatsby and Pride and Prejudice, gradually they come to share their own stories, dreams and hopes with each other, and, for a few hours, taste freedom. Azar Nafisi's bestselling memoir is a moving, passionate testament to the transformative power of books, the magic of words and the search for beauty in life's darkest moments.

Play is what happens when we accept these limitations, narrow our focus, and, consequently, have fun. Which is also how to live a good life. Manipulating a soccer ball into a goal is no different than treating ordinary circumstances-- like grocery shopping, lawn mowing, and making PowerPoints--as sources for meaning and joy. We can "play anything" by filling our days with attention and discipline, devotion and love for the world as it really is, beyond our desires and fears. Ranging from Internet culture to moral philosophy, ancient poetry to modern consumerism, Bogost shows us how today's chaotic world can only be tamed--and enjoyed--when we first impose boundaries on ourselves. "An essential read for those seeking to understand how a new idea of play can be positive for our lives."--Library Journal (STARRED review) "Play Anything is a profound book: both a striking assessment of our current cultural landscape, and at the same time a smart self-improvement guide, teaching us the virtues of a life lived playfully." --Steven Johnson, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran download PDF How We Got To Now and Everything Bad Is Good For You

Author: Azar Nafisi,
Number of Pages: 368 pages
Published Date: 19 Jan 2016
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Country: London, United Kingdom
Language: English
ISBN: 9780241246238
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