Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
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Persepolis
By Marjane Satrapi

Persepolis

The Story of an Iranian Childhood

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Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

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Wise, often funny, sometimes heartbreaking, "Persepolis" tells the story of Marjane Satrapi's life in Tehran from the ages of 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 child of radical Marxists, and the great-grandaughter of Iran's last emperor, Satrapi 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. Amidst the tragedy, Marjane's child's eye view adds immediacy and humour, and her story of a childhood at once outrageous and ordinary, beset by the unthinkable and yet buffered by an extraordinary and loving family, is immensely moving. It is also very beautiful; Satrapi's drawings have the power of the very best woodcuts.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780224064408
ISBN-10: 0224064401
Format: Hardback
(240mm x 161mm x 16mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Jonathan Cape Ltd
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 22-May-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi Embroideries, Paperback (September 2008)

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Persepolis I and II by Marjane Satrapi Persepolis I and II, Paperback (March 2008)

The intelligent and outspoken child of radical Marxists, and the great-grandaughter of Iran's last emperor, Satrapi bears witness to a childhood uniquely entwined with the history of her country. In this book, she paints an unforgettable portrait of daily life in Iran and of the bewildering contradictions between home life and public life.

Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi Complete Persepolis, Paperback / softback (November 2007)

Satrapis groundbreaking two-part graphic memoir of her unforgettable girlhood within a large family in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution--now available in one volume--has been transferred to the big screen in a major animated film from Sony Picture Classics.

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Reviews

UK Kirkus Review » This striking graphic novel, reminiscent of Art Spiegelman's Maus, tells the story of the author's childhood with wit and insight. Marjane Satrapi was born in Iran in 1970 and grew up in a time of great upheaval for her country. Reza Shah, the father of the last Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, had attempted to Westernise and modernise the country, beginning with the change of name from Persia to Iran in 1935. With the discovery of vast oil resources, Iran became not only very rich but also the object of considerable attention by the Western powers. When Reza Shah declared Iran a neutral zone at the beginning of the Second World War, the Allies invaded and Reza Shah was sent onto exile, and it was not until 1953 that his son, known simply as the Shah, returned to stay on the throne until 1979 when he fled the revolution. Marjane Satrapi was deeply aware of what was happening to her country as she grew up. She was suddenly forced to wear the veil and to be separated from her former friends at a French-run non-religious school who were considered decadent. Her parents were radical Marxists who were constantly in the forefront of the political turmoil that was tearing the country apart, and Marjane's home life was ordered by what was happening on the streets. Ordinary daily life ran alongside seismic changes to her country and its culture. The comic-strip format adds a huge poignancy to her child's eye view of growing up in a rigidly controlled society, a life that was alternately comic and hugely tragic. (Kirkus UK)


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Author Biography - Marjane Satrapi

Marjane Satrapi was born in 1969 in Rasht, Iran. She grew up in Tehran, where she studied at the French school, before leaving for Vienna and then Strasbourg to study illustration. She has written several children's books and her commentary and illustrations appear in newspapers and magazines around the world, including the New Yorker and the New York Times. She is the author of the internationally bestselling and award-winning comic book autobiography in two parts, Persepolis and Persepolis 2. She currently lives in Paris.

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