Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Pantheon Graphic Novels)

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Pantheon Graphic Novels) Author Marjane Satrapi
ISBN-10 037571457X
ISBN-13 9780375714573
Year 2004-06-01
Pages 160
Language English
Publisher Pantheon
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A New York Times Notable BookA Time Magazine Best Comix of the YearA San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles Times Best sellerWise funny and heartbreaking Persepolis is Marjane Satrapis 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 Shahs 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 Irans 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 Marjanes childs 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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