The Complete Persepolis

The Complete Persepolis

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by Marjane Satrapi
     
 

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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

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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.

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Editorial Reviews

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"A memoir of growing up as a girl in revolutionary Iran, Persepolis provides a unique glimpse into a nearly unknown and unreachable way of life... That Satrapi chose to tell her remarkable story as a gorgeous comic book makes it totally unique and indispensable."
Time
Library Journal
06/01/2014
In her portrayal of her childhood in Tehran, young adulthood in an Austrian school, and eventual return to Iran, Satrapi exemplifies that heroic ideal of not simply surviving a life-threatening situation but bearing witness to it by sharing it with the world. Her simple yet evocative art perfectly captures what is unique yet universally human about her story.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375714832
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/30/2007
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
869
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

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"A memoir of growing up as a girl in revolutionary Iran, Persepolis provides a unique glimpse into a nearly unknown and unreachable way of life... That Satrapi chose to tell her remarkable story as a gorgeous comic book makes it totally unique and indispensable."
Time

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