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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
Branch Call Number: GN 955.053 SATRAPI
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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.

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

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