Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
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“A wholly original achievement…. Satrapi evokes herself and her schoolmates coming of age in a world of protests and disappearances…. A stark, shocking impact.” —The New York Times: “The 50 Best Memoirs of the Past 50 Years”
In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, Satrapi tells the coming-of-age 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 and of the bewildering contradictions between home life and public life. 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 reminder of the human cost of war and political repression. It shows how we carry on, with 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.
From the Publisher
Here, in one volume: Marjane Satrapi’s best-selling, internationally acclaimed graphic memoir of growing up as a girl in revolutionary Iran. From the bestselling author of Persepolis comes this enlightening look into the sex lives of Iranian women, gathering together Marjane’s tough–talking grandmother, stoic mother, glamorous and eccentric aunt and their friends and neighbors. Wise, funny, and heartbreaking, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi’s acclaimed graphic memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. “A wholly original achievement.” —The New York Times: “The 50 Best Memoirs of the Past 50 Years” The fascinating continuation of the best-selling Persepolis, “one of the freshest and most original memoirs of our day” (Los Angeles Times). Marjane Satrapi dazzles with her graphic memoir about growing up in Iran during the Iranian Revolution. Acclaimed graphic artist Marjane Satrapi brings what has become her signature humor and insight, her keen eye and ear, to the heartrending story of a celebrated Iranian musician who gives up his life for music and love.
Publisher : Pantheon; Reprint edition (June 1, 2004)
Language : English
Paperback : 160 pages
ISBN-10 : 037571457X
ISBN-13 : 978-0375714573
Lexile measure : GN380L
Item Weight : 9.2 ounces
Dimensions : 5.91 x 0.51 x 8.86 inches