Cover image for Persepolis
Title:
Persepolis
Author:
Satrapi, Marjane, 1969-
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Persepolis. English
Edition:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Pantheon Books, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
153 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
An intelligent and outspoken only child, Satrapi--the daughter of radical Marxists and the great-granddaughter of Iran's last emperor--bears witness to a childhood uniquely entwined with the history of her country. 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 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: 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.
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction -- veil -- bicycle -- water cell -- Persepolis -- letter -- party -- heroes -- Moscow -- sheep -- trip -- F-14s -- jewels -- key -- wine -- cigarette -- passport -- Kim Wilde -- Shabbat -- dowry.
Reading Level:
GN 380 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 3.3 2.0 76929.

Reading Counts RC High School 5.8 6 Quiz: 35351 Guided reading level: NR.
ISBN:
9780375422300

9780375714573

9781417640416
Format :
Book

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