Paperback ✓ Persepolis Kindle Ê

Paperback  ✓ Persepolis Kindle Ê Here, in one volume Marjane Satrapi s best selling, internationally acclaimed graphic memoir 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.


10 thoughts on “Persepolis

  1. Patrick Patrick says:

    I sat down to read a little of this during lunch, and ended up sitting in the restaurant for an hour after I was done eating Eventually I felt guilty and left, but my plans were shot for the afternoon, as all I could think about was finishing this book I wish there were some mechanism on Goodreads to occasionally give a book than five stars Something to indicate when you think a book is than merely excellent Like for every 10


  2. Alejandro Alejandro says:

    A masterpiece of graphic novels This edition as the name indicates, collects the complete run of Persepolis.Creative Team Creator, Writer Illustrator Marjane Satrapi REVOLUTIONARY WORK I remember the days when we traveled around Europe, it was enough to carry an Iranian passport They rolled out the red carpet We were rich before Now as soon as they learn our nationality, they go through everything, as though we were all terrorists


  3. Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘ Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘ says:

    Full review 4.5 starsThings I didn t know before The Complete Persepolis was originally written in French Way to feel dumb as shit in the French bookstore, I assure you Things I know now Marjane Satrapi, as a French Iranian, can t enter the US now But hey, it s for your security , all that shit I just learned that French Iranian had been authorized to go to the US with a Visa.Favorite quote from the whole collection As time passed,


  4. Manny Manny says:

    Visiting Spain for a conference earlier this month, I impulsively decided to do something about my almost non existent Spanish I began by reading the Spanish edition of Le petit prince, which got me started nicely Now I wanted to try something harder I had in fact read Persepolis in French not long after it came out, but I remembered very little of it this would be a proper test of whether I had actually learned anything I was pleased t


  5. Lucy Langford Lucy Langford says:

    4.5 I wanted to be Justice, Love and the Wrath of God all in one.An incredibly funny, insightful and moving story told through the form of a graphic novel This book serves as a memoir of the author, Marjane Satrapi It is about a brave, young woman in 1980 s Iran.This book highlights the struggles that the Iranian people have had to go through The changes in their culture, the forming of an Islamic Revolution and its aftermath Persepolis is


  6. Coffee&Quasars Coffee&Quasars says:

    4.3 stars.This is an exceptionally charming, funny and real account of the Iranian revolution and its aftermath, through the eyes of a young woman who lived through much of it I laughed, I cried, I learned things.


  7. Marpapad Marpapad says:

    Persepolis is a truly amazing graphic novel.


  8. Rowena Rowena says:

    This was brilliant a graphic novel depicting the coming of age of a young Iranian girl living in Iran during the Islamic Revolution, who is eventually sent to live in Austria for 4 years for her safety It shows the horrors of living in a war torn nation, as well as how terrifying it must be to live in a country run by religious fundamentalists fanatics The Muslim leaders recruited 14 year old boys in the war effort, closed down schools, targeted in


  9. Casey Casey says:

    Ugh I am deeply ambivalent First, I found the political side fascinating If you re interested in Iran s history, the graphic novel format is really accessible However, I really disliked Marjane I feel a little guilty about this, as she s a real person While she and her family were proud that she was outspoken, I found her rude and obnoxious They believed she was raised to be free I certainly appreciate their hugely liberal views in such a repressive e


  10. Emily May Emily May says:

    I keep promising to write a full review for this but never get around to it Basically, I read Persepolis for my Gendered Communities course and I think it s one of those rare reads that actually gets better when you study it for the historical, cultural and political context There are depressingly few Middle Eastern women whose books are read on a large scale so the insight which Persepolis offers into this part of Iran s history is very important It off


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