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The Complete Persepolis

Satrapi, Marjane (Book - 2007)
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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. Persepolis is the story of Marjane Satrapi's 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.
Authors: Satrapi, Marjane, 1969-
Uniform Title: Persepolis. English
Title: The complete Persepolis
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [©2007]
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 341 pages :,illustrations ;,23 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: Contains the author's Persepolis (2003) and Persepolis 2 (2004).
Contents: Introduction
The veil
The bicycle
The water cell
Persepolis
The letter
The party
The heroes
Moscow
The sheep
The trip
The F-14s
The jewels
The key
The wine
The cigarette
The passport
Kim Wilde
The Shabbat
The dowry
The soup
Tyrol
Pasta
The pill
The vegetableThe horse
Hide and seek
The croissant
The veil
The return
The joke
Skiing
The exam
The makeup
The convocation
The socks
The wedding
The satellite
The end.
Summary: 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.
Persepolis is the story of Marjane Satrapi's 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.
Local Note: 6 7 8 9 15 16 18 29 53 97 118 129 133 172 203 210 211 216 222 244 250 264
Additional Contributors: Satrapi, Marjane 1969-
Alternate Title: Persepolis
ISBN: 0375714839
9780375714832
Statement of Responsibility: Marjane Satrapi
Subject Headings: Iran Social conditions 1979-1997 Comic books, strips, etc. Iran History 1979-1997 Comic books, strips, etc. Iran History Revolution, 1979 Comic books, strips, etc. Iran History Revolution, 1979 Personal narratives. Autobiographical comic books, strips, etc. Graphic novels. Emigration and immigration Psychological aspects Comic books, strips, etc. Iranians Foreign countries Comic books, strips, etc. Families Iran Comic books, strips, etc. Girls Iran Biography. Islamic fundamentalism Iran Comic books, strips, etc. Satrapi, Marjane, 1969- Comic books, strips, etc.
Topical Term: Autobiographical comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Emigration and immigration
Iranians
Families
Girls
Islamic fundamentalism
Additional Physical Form Entry: Online version: Satrapi, Marjane, 1969- Persepolis. English. Complete Persepolis. 1st ed. New York : Pantheon Books, [©2007] (OCoLC)743253946
LCCN: 2007060106
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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
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