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Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Hardback)

By Satrapi, Marjane

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Originally published to wide critical acclaim in France, where it elicited comparisons to Art Spiegelman's Maus, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi's wise, funny, and heartbreaking memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. In powerful black-and-white comic strip imag...es, 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: of the bewildering contradictions between home life and public life and of the enormous toll repressive regimes exact on the individual spirit. 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 stunning reminder of the human cost of war and political repression. It shows how we carry on, through 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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ISBN 9780375422300
Published NZ 29 Apr 2003
Publisher Pantheon Books
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780375422300
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Pantheon Books
Imprint Pantheon Books
Published 29 Apr 2003
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Satrapi, Marjane
Category Award Winning
Biography & Autobiography
Graphic Novels
Women's Studies
Islamic studies
Number of Pages 153
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 13mm
Dewey Code B
Weight 431g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Bildungsromans, Coming of age, Graphic novels, Cartoons and comics, Iran - History - Revolution, 1979
NBS Text Graphic Novels: General
ONIX Text College/higher education