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Chicken with Plums - Marjane Satrapi, Anjali Singh
Chicken with Plums
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In her acclaimed Persepolis books and in Embroideries, Marjane Satrapi rendered the events of her life in a uniquely captivating and powerful voice and vision. Now she turns that same keen eye and ear to the heartrending story of her great-uncle, a celebrated Iranian musician who gave up his life... show more
In her acclaimed Persepolis books and in Embroideries, Marjane Satrapi rendered the events of her life in a uniquely captivating and powerful voice and vision. Now she turns that same keen eye and ear to the heartrending story of her great-uncle, a celebrated Iranian musician who gave up his life for music and love.
We are in Tehran in 1958, and Nasser Ali Khan, one of Itan's most revered tar players, discovers that his beloved instrument is irreparably damaged. Though he tries, he cannot find one to replace it, one whose sound speaks to him with the same power and passion with which his music speaks to others. In despair, he takes to his bed, renouncing the world and all its pleasures, closing the door on the demands and love of his wife and his four children. Over the course of the week that follows, his family and close friends attempt to change his mind, but Nasser Ali slips furtherand further into his own reveries: flashbacks and flash-forwards (with unexpected appearances by the likes of the Angel of Death and Sophia Loren) from his own childhood through his children's futures. And as the pieces of his story slowly fall into place, we begin to understand the profundity of his decision to give up life.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780375424151 (0375424156)
Publisher: Pantheon
Pages no: 84
Edition language: English
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Momster Bookworm
Momster Bookworm rated it
3.0 Chicken with Plums
I was looking for 'Persepolis' by the same author, but as it was not available, I picked this one up instead. I found the title quaint, and it turns out that it is a name of an Iranian dish. It has a shadowing of moroseness (the central character's), but it is balanced out by the telling and drawing...
Out of the Blue
Out of the Blue rated it
When I came back to the library to look for Persepolis 2, I couldn't find it any more, but I stumbled on another graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi: Chicken with Plums.This is the story of Satrapi's great-uncle Nasser Ali Khan, one of Iran's most famous musicians, who takes to bed after realizing that...
Calimiedades
Calimiedades rated it
3.0
Great art but the story simply wasn't for me.
Xdyj's books
Xdyj's books rated it
5.0
The movie, possibly due to the addition of music, is even more amazing imo.
Boston Bibliophile
Boston Bibliophile rated it
4.0 Chicken with Plums
http://www.bostonbibliophile.com/2008/05/graphic-novel-monday-chicken-with-plums.html
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