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Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood - Marjane Satrapi, Mattias Ripa, Blake Ferris
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
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A New York Times Notable BookA Time Magazine “Best Comix of the Year”A San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles Times Best-sellerWise, funny, and heartbreaking, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi’s memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. In powerful black-and-white comic strip... show more
A New York Times Notable BookA Time Magazine “Best Comix of the Year”A San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles Times Best-sellerWise, funny, and heartbreaking, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi’s memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah’s regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution, and the devastating effects of war with Iraq. The intelligent and outspoken only child of committed Marxists and the great-granddaughter of one of Iran’s last emperors, Marjane bears witness to a childhood uniquely entwined with the history of her country.Persepolis paints an unforgettable portrait of daily life in Iran and of the bewildering contradictions between home life and public life. Marjane’s child’s-eye view of dethroned emperors, state-sanctioned whippings, and heroes of the revolution allows us to learn as she does the history of this fascinating country and of her own extraordinary family. Intensely personal, profoundly political, and wholly original, Persepolis is at once a story of growing up and a reminder of the human cost of war and political repression. It shows how we carry on, with laughter and tears, in the face of absurdity. And, finally, it introduces us to an irresistible little girl with whom we cannot help but fall in love.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780375714573 (037571457X)
ASIN: 037571457X
Publisher: Pantheon
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
Series: Persepolis (#1)
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My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it
4.0 The Complete Persepolis
At the age of 6, she was sure she was the last prophet. When I read this, it put a smile on my face, this was a girl who had a dream, she saw the world around her and saw her place in it. This was Satrapi, an Iranian girl who lived in Iran before the revolution. When at the age at 10, she was told t...
Merle
Merle rated it
3.5 Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
A graphic-novel-style memoir about the author's childhood during the Iranian Revolution, this book seems written largely to educate Westerners about Iran. It is an episodic story focusing on how current events affected the author and her progressive family. This focus seems to have worked well for m...
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! rated it
3.5 Graphic Memoir of Growing up in Iran
Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi's memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. I love that this is told from Satrapi's point of view. It allows us to see a child's perspective of life during a revolution. There are vast differences between her home life and public life. We see how it ...
The English Student
The English Student rated it
4.0 The Complete Persepolis - Marjane Satrapi
The Complete Persepolis - which I think actually compiles two novels, Persepolis and its sequel Persepolis 2 - is an autobiographical graphic novel telling the story of Marjane, a girl who grows up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. The story, as Satrapi mentions in her preface, is in part a cor...
Sheziss loves Zeshak
Sheziss loves Zeshak rated it
3.5
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