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The Complete Persepolis (2003)

by Marjane Satrapi

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Series: Persepolis (Omnibus 1-4)

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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.… (more)
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    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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A phenomenal graphic novel about a young girl, Marjane, as she grows up in Iran during the revolution. The novel could easily be a simple coming-of-age story if it weren't for the disruption of violence and oppression. This book is a powerful story of how families survive hardship together, and what trauma does to a person. Highly recommended. ( )
  dafnab | Oct 21, 2020 |
If you want to understand more about Iran in the 70s and 80s, read this book. ( )
  bookwyrmm | Sep 8, 2020 |
I debated whether to give this 3 or 4 stars & would opt for 3 1/2 if it were available. This is the first graphic novel (although this was a memoir) I've read and it was a quick easy read. The author's story (as a young girl growing up in revolutionary Iran) was compelling however I would have preferred to have read it in a narrative form rather than as a graphic novel.

Because of the format the emotional connection with Marjane and her family wasn't as deep as I think it could have been. I also would have liked to have learned more than I did due to the limitations of the genre. Although, since finishing the book yesterday I have found myself thinking about Marjane's story in a way I might not have otherwise.

In summary I feel this is a worthwhile read, especially for those who may not have previously explored the genre. Persepolis was a book-club pick and the author's story in this particular genre should make for an interesting and thought-provoking discussion. ( )
  baruthcook | Aug 26, 2020 |
3.5/5 ( )
  Lisa_Francine | Aug 5, 2020 |
This was so unique and engaging, I had a hard time putting it down. I didn't know quite what to expect when I picked it up but I was intrigued by the concept of a memoir being presented as a comic strip of sorts. I thoroughly enjoyed the book's approach and I learned a lot about Iran, although I was once again humbled to think about how little I knew as a young adult when the Iranian revolution was playing out. I was at college then and we had many Iranian students on campus. I remember that they (a) couldn't go home and (b) we were very uncomfortable around them because of the American embassy hostage crisis.

Reading Satrapi's story of her life at that time and the lives of other Iranians is a reminder of how easy it is to be sheltered from what's going on in other parts of the world.

One note of caution: at first I thought this would be an interesting read for my 8th grader because she's an advanced reader and also an artist. But as I got further into the book, I realized it had mature content and I was glad I didn't give it to my daughter to read. Maybe when she's an older teen but not now.

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  jjpseattle | Aug 2, 2020 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Satrapi, Marjaneprimary 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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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.

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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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