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Reading Lolita in Tehran, A Memoir in Books Essay | Critical Essay #6

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Critical Essay #6

My home is a portable one. I used to quote to my students Vladimir Nabokov saying that a writer's books are his identity papers. And this is really good because on one hand we live in a world with boundaries and nationalities and specific identities, on the other we need the world of imagination, which is without boundaries. I call it the Republic of Imagination.

This is a romantic and, at the same time, a universal ideal. We all need ideals that seem impossible in order for us to continue. Otherwise we will stop striving.

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