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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One Response to “Iran Overload”

  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

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

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