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Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi

Label
Persepolis
Title
Persepolis
Statement of responsibility
Marjane Satrapi
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
An intelligent and outspoken only child, Satrapi--the daughter of radical Marxists and the great-granddaughter of Iran's last emperor--bears witness to a childhood uniquely entwined with the history of her country. Originally published to wide critical acclaim in France, where it elicited comparisons to Art Spiegelman's Maus, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi's wise, funny, and heartbreaking memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, Satrapi tells the 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: of the bewildering contradictions between home life and public life and of the enormous toll repressive regimes exact on the individual spirit. 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 stunning reminder of the human cost of war and political repression. It shows how we carry on, through 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
Member of
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 741.5/944
  • 955.05/42/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
LC call number
PN6747.S245
LC item number
P4713 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
  • Moscow
  • The sheep
  • The trip
  • The F-14s
  • The jewels
  • The key
  • The wine
  • The cigarette
  • The passport
  • Kim Wilde
  • Introduction
  • The Shabbat
  • The dowry
  • The veil
  • The bicycle
  • The water cell
  • Persepolis
  • The letter
  • The party
  • The heroes
Control code
ocm50670595
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
153 p.
Isbn
9780375714573
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2002190806
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)50670595
Label
Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi
Publication
Contents
  • Moscow
  • The sheep
  • The trip
  • The F-14s
  • The jewels
  • The key
  • The wine
  • The cigarette
  • The passport
  • Kim Wilde
  • Introduction
  • The Shabbat
  • The dowry
  • The veil
  • The bicycle
  • The water cell
  • Persepolis
  • The letter
  • The party
  • The heroes
Control code
ocm50670595
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
153 p.
Isbn
9780375714573
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2002190806
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)50670595

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