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

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Pantheon Graphic Library) by Marjane Satrapi 037571457X 9780375714573
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Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Pantheon Graphic Library) by Marjane Satrapi

ANew York TimesNotable Book ATime MagazineBest Comix of the Year ASan Francisco ChronicleandLos Angeles TimesBest-seller Wise, funny, and heartbreaking,Persepolisis 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. Persepolispaints 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,Persepolisis 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.

Author: Marjane Satrapi

Language: English

Edition: Reprint

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 160

Publisher: Pantheon

Publication Date: 2004-06-01

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