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    DescriptionA "New York Times" Notable Book A "Time Magazine" "Best Comix of the Year" A "San Francisco Chronicle "and "Los Angeles Times" Best-seller Wise, funny, and heartbreaking, "Persepolis" is Marjane Satrapi's 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 and of the bewildering contradictions between home life and public life. 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 reminder of the human cost of war and political repression. It shows how we carry on, with 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.


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    Title
    Persepolis
    Subtitle
    The Story of a Childhood
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Marjane Satrapi
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 153
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780375714573
    ISBN 10: 037571457X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21800
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC subject category V2: BG, JFSJ1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    DC22: B
    Libri: ENGM1075
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    Libri: ENGM1080
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO505000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    BISAC V2.8: BIO511000
    Libri: COMI3525
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 01
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    Ingram Theme: CURR/LANGAR
    BISAC V2.8: HIS026000
    B&T Merchandise Category: GPH
    Ingram Theme: CTHD/LANGAR
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 51
    DC21: 955.0542092
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A02000000
    Libri: FRAU1015
    DC22: 741.5/944
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    Libri: IRAN5051
    B&T Approval Code: A15306000
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: ISLA4600
    LC classification: PN6747.S245 P4713 2004
    BISAC V2.8: CGN006000
    Libri: GRAP3000
    Thema V1.0: DNC, DNB, JBSF1
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    B&W DRAWINGS THROUGHOUT
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Pantheon Books
    Publication date
    01 June 2004
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Marjane Satrapi was born in 1969 in Rasht, Iran. She grew up in Tehran, where she studied at the Lycee Francais before leaving for Vienna and then going to Strasbourg to study illustration. She has written several children's books, and her illustrations appear in newspapers and magazines throughout the world, including" The New Yorker "and the "New York Times." She currently lives in Paris.
    Review quote
    "Delectable. . . Dances with drama and insouciant wit." -"The New York Times Book Review " "A dazzlingly singular achievement. . . . Striking a perfect balance between the fantasies and neighborhood conspiracies of childhood and the mounting lunacy of Khomeini's reign, she's like the Persian love child of Spiegelman and Lynda Barry." -"Salon " "A brilliant and unusual graphic memoir. . . . [Told] in a guileless voice . . . accompanied by a series of black-and-white drawings that dramatically illustrate how a repressive regime deforms ordinary lives."-"Vogue ""Odds are, you'll be too busy being entertained to realize how much you've learned until you turn the last page."-"Elle.com ""[A] self-portrait of the artist as a young girl, rendered in graceful black-and-white comics that apply a childlike sensibility to the bleak lowlights of recent Iranian history. . . . [Her] style is powerful; it persuasively communicates confusion and horror through the eyes of a precocious preteen." -"Village Voice " " This is an excellent comic book, that deserves a place with Joe Sacco and even Art Spiegelman. In her bold black and white panels, Satrapi eloquently reasserts the moral bankruptcy of all political dogma and religious conformity; how it bullies, how it murders, and how it may always be ridiculed by individual rebellions of the spirit and the intellect." --Zadie Smith, author of The Autograph Man and White Teeth " ""You've never seen anything like Persepolis--the intimacy of a memoir, the irresistability of a comic book, and the political depth of a the conflict between fundamentalism and democracy. Marjane Satrapi may have given us a new genre." --Gloria Steinem I grew up reading the Mexican comics of Gabriel Vargas, graduated to the political teachings of Rius, fell under the spell of Linda Barry, Art Spiegelman, and now I am a fan of Marjane Satrapi. Her stories thrummed in my heart for days. Persepolis is part history boo
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    A "New York Times Notable Book A "Time Magazine "Best Comix of the Year" A "San Francisco Chronicle and "Los Angeles Times Best-seller Wise, funny, and heartbreaking, "Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi's 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 and of the bewildering contradictions between home life and public life. 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 reminder of the human cost of war and political repression. It shows how we carry on, with 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.