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The Complete Persepolis

Satrapi, Marjane (Book - 2007?)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Complete Persepolis
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Here, in one volume: Marjane Satrapi's best-selling, internationally acclaimed memoir-in-comic-strips. Persepolis is the story of Satrapi's unforgettable childhood and coming of age within a large and loving family in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution; of the contradictions between private life and public life in a country plagued by political upheaval; of her high school years in Vienna facing the trials of adolescence far from her family; of her homecoming--both sweet and terrible; and, finally, of her self-imposed exile from her beloved homeland. It is the chronicle of a girlhood and adolescence at once outrageous and familiar, a young life entwined with the history of her country yet filled with the universal trials and joys of growing up. Edgy, searingly observant, and candid, often heartbreaking but threaded throughout with raw humor and hard-earned wisdom-- Persepolis is a stunning work from one of the most highly regarded, singularly talented graphic artists at work today.
Authors: Satrapi, Marjane, 1969-
Title: The complete persepolis
Publisher: New York : Pantheon, [2007?]
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 341 p. :,chiefly ill. ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Marjane Satrapi
ISBN: 0375714839
9780375714832
Branch Call Number: GN 955.053 SATRAPI
Subject Headings: Satrapi, Marjane, 1969- Comic books, strips, etc
Genre/Form: Graphic novels
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A bittersweet coming of age comic about a young girl in Tehran, Iran. If you are new to reading with visuals this is an excellent place to begin.

Collects a two-part graphic memoir, in which the great-granddaughter of Iran's last emperor and the daughter of ardent Marxists describes growing up in Tehran, a country plagued by political upheaval and vast contradictions between public and private life.

Marjane Satrapi's memoir of her childhood in Iran during the Islamic Revolution is beautifully rendered in this graphic novel series.

Here, in one volume: Marjane Satrapi's best-selling, internationally acclaimed memoir-in-comic-strips. Persepolis is the story of Satrapi's unforgettable childhood and coming of age within a large and loving family in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution.


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Aug 28, 2014
  • mvkramer rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A very personal story of a girl growing up and becoming an adult takes on a political dimension because the girl just happens to live in Iran. I liked getting an inside look at Iran during the Islamic Revolution, a view of the world that Americans don't often see. Visually lovely, well-written, accessible and interesting. A memoir with something extra.

A beautifully written graphic novel. It has good points toward the history of recent Iran, but she's written in a way that I felt was a lot more relatable and readable towards the modern reader. Absolutely loved it. Once you read the book though, be sure to find the movie.

Oct 21, 2011
  • khalkhouli rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A must read.

I read that the graphic novel, Persepolis by Satrapi pairs well with the book Before We Were Free by J. Alvarez.

2010 selection for the "One Book, One Philadelphia" community reading program.

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May 04, 2011
  • NancyPants22 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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