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The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
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The Complete Persepolis

by Marjane Satrapi

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Series: Persepolis (Omnibus 1-4)

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    Lipstick Jihad: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America and American in Iran by Azadeh Moaveni (BookshelfMonstrosity)
    BookshelfMonstrosity: Iran of the late 20th century was a country of contradictions. Private and public lives, religious and secular lives, and men's and women's lives existed in direct opposition. Read thought-provoking, true-life stories about this in Persepolis and Lipstick Jihad.… (more)
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    The Shadows of Ghadames by Joelle Stolz (missmaddie)
    missmaddie: Shadows is for a younger audience, but it deals with some of the same themes and cultural ideas as the more adult Persepolis.
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    Blankets by Craig Thompson (Hibou8)
    Hibou8: Two very good graphic novels that deal with coming of age.
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    Shah of Shahs by Ryszard Kapuściński (wookiebender)
    wookiebender: A non-fiction book about the lead-up to the Iranian revolution (plus a bit post-revolution), I found this an interesting companion piece.
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    Persia Blues, vol. 1: Leaving Home by Dara Naraghi (CassandraStrand)
    CassandraStrand: Both books deal with girls growing up under the restrictions of post-revolutionary Iran and their "escape" to the West.
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Not only do you learn about Marjane Satrapi and her life experiences through her first-hand accounts, you also get a magnificent history lesson on Iran from 1979 to 1994, seen through the eyes of someone who grew up during that tumultuous time.

This is such an amazing book, and it fit right in with other books I have recently been reading, most that dealt with a much earlier period of the area involved. It was a nice look at a more recent history before jumping back to the long, long ago.

I'm kind of at a loss for things to say about this one, because all that really comes to mind is a series of overly positive adjectives presented with exclamation points.

If you haven't read it, do so as soon as you can. It's worth it. ( )
  regularguy5mb | Apr 25, 2016 |
She is so brave to be writing so openly. And the art in the book is so amazing. Black and white... means alot. ( )
  mrsdanaalbasha | Mar 12, 2016 |
A very delicate way of telling her own story through the years after the Islamic Revolution. Persepolis has something truly special, you get look deep into Iran culture with critic eyes through laughs and sometimes tears. The cartoonish drawings like comic strips in black and white gives this amazing title a style of it's own. More than a comic book it's a historical/ autobiographical book everyone should read. ( )
  Glaucialm | Feb 18, 2016 |
This isn't all that much of a review, but check it out to see basically my favorite three panels in the whole book.
http://mirishorten.tumblr.com/post/101771347817/persepolis-by-marjane-satrapi
  mirikayla | Feb 8, 2016 |
Great graphic novel that should be added to the list with other classic coming of age novels. Exceptional story, writing, and art. I will be having my daughter read this as well, for it has wonderful advice for young adults through out. ( )
  Kristin_Kern | Feb 2, 2016 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Marjane Satrapiprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ferris, BlakeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Merrien, CélineLetterersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ripa, MattiasTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Singh, AnjaliTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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This is me when I was 10 years old. This was in 1980.
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Persepolis was originally published in 4 volumes. Some later editions, especially in the U.S., combined volumes 1-2 into one work Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood; volumes 3-4 were combined into Persepolis: The Story of a Return. Keep this in mind when combining/separating.
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A one-volume edition of Marjane Satrapi's memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution, living as a teenage expatriate in Austria, and returning to live as a young adult in Islamic Iran.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375714839, Paperback)

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.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:21:52 -0400)

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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.… (more)

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