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Iran Overload

By posted at 12:25 pm on October 28, 2009 1

My student and friend Paria Kooklan pens a guest piece at the Vroman’s Blog about the popularity of novels about Iran–and penning her own. “I mean, the American public has a short attention span – Iranians are hot right now, but I can’t help wondering when the trend is going to die out. Next year, there may well be another trendy nationality: Iraqis, maybe. Or Tibetans. Or…I don’t know – the Bhutanese? Anything is possible.”

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  1. hass
    at 3:00 pm on October 28, 2009

    The reason why Reading Lolita became popular was political. Columbia Prof. Hamid Dabashi wrote about it http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2006/797/special.htm

    And, most Iranians actually living in Iran consider Reading Lolita to be an inaccurate representation

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A60490-2004Jul18.html

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