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Persepolis  Cover Image Book Book



Summary: Originally published to wide critical acclaim in France, where it elicited comparisons to Art Spiegelman's Maus, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi's wise, funny, and heartbreaking 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: of the bewildering contradictions between home life and public life and of the enormous toll repressive regimes exact on the individual spirit. 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 stunning reminder of the human cost of war and political repression. It shows how we carry on, through 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.

Item details

  • ISBN: 037571457X (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780375714573 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0375422307
  • ISBN: 9780375422300
  • Physical Description: 153 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: 1st American ed.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Pantheon Books, c2003.

Contents / Notes

General Note: In English; translated from the French.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction -- Veil -- Bicycle -- Water cell -- Persepolis -- Letter -- Party -- Heroes -- Moscow -- Sheep -- Trip -- F-14s -- Jewels -- Key -- Wine -- Cigarette -- Passport -- Kim Wilde -- Shabbat -- Dowry.
Language Note:
In English; translated from the French.
Subject: Satrapi, Marjane 1969- Comic books, strips, etc
Iranians 20th century Biography Comic books, strips, etc
Iran Biography Comic books, strips, etc
Iran History 1979-1997 Comic books, strips, etc
Iran History Revolution, 1979 Personal narratives Comic books, strips, etc
Satrapi, Marjane 1969-
Iran History Revolution, 1979 Comic books, strips, etc
War Psychological aspects
Coming of age
Cartoons and comics
Genre: Autobiographical comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels -- France.
Graphic novels -- United States.
Graphic novels.

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