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The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
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The Complete Persepolis (original 2000; edition 2007)

by Marjane Satrapi

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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Title:The Complete Persepolis
Authors:Marjane Satrapi
Info:Pantheon (2007), Edición: 1, Paperback, 341 páginas
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Rating:****1/2
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The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi (2000)

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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 brilliant combination of histories personal, familial and global, this graphic memoir often simultaneously delivers in each short story the tragic and the heartfelt and the humorous.

It's a family memoir, a bildungsroman, a manifesto on freedom. And as with many extremely well-written books, it is all these and more.

The drawing style is simple - black and white - and gorgeous. The complexity of the ideas and events conveyed - accentuated by this very same simplicity - made me gasp out loud many times and have one overwhelmed weep.

Highly highly recommended. ( )
  kitzyl | Dec 31, 2021 |
Excellent graphic memoir. An emotional and intense look at a history I now want to learn more about. ( )
  mutantpudding | Dec 26, 2021 |
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  revirier | Dec 13, 2021 |
• Quite eye opening. Teaches you about Iranian history that I had no idea of
• The second half felt slower and dragged a little
• Quite shocking or depressing in moments
• Definitely an interesting read
• 4 ⭐️s ( )
  sianhopper | Dec 6, 2021 |
Even before finishing this book, I already knew it would become one of my favorites ever. It's so clever, sad, funny, informative.. I don't know what took me so long to begin with it , but these two days reading it were very rewarding. ( )
  Leonardo_ | Oct 29, 2021 |
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Satrapi, Marjaneprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ferris, BlakeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Merrien, CélineLetterersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ripa, MattiasTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Singh, AnjaliTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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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Checklist category/categories: Translated from any language EXCEPT French or Japanese
Title: The Complete Persepolis
Author or Creator: Marjane Satrapi
Publisher and number of pages/length of time: 341 pages
Year of publication/release: 2007
Your brief response to the title - Memoir about Marjane's experiences growing up in Iran, living temporarily in Austria and returning back home.
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