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ISBN13: 9780375714672
ISBN10: 0375714677
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Shoshana, January 9, 2009 (view all comments by Shoshana)
Both shorter and significantly narrower in scope than Persepolis, Embroideries is a graphic-format autobiography focused on women and, to a certain extent, gender relations. There is plenty of talk about sex, both its joyous and darker sides. In addition to the culture-specific slang meaning of "embroidery" given in the narrative, "embroidery" also potentially can be construed to refer to fictitious over-elaboration of a story. This may be a covert intention of the title.
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J T, February 24, 2007 (view all comments by J T)
Reading 'Embroideries' allows the privilege of eavesdropping upon a gathering of feisty, smart, experienced Iranian women as they gossip, challenge traditional gender roles, & 'talk shop' with honesty & excitement. So much insight & humor! And the perfect ending.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375714672
Author:
Satrapi, Marjane
Publisher:
Pantheon Books
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Graphic Novels
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures - General
Subject:
Graphic Novels - General
Subject:
Women -- Iran.
Subject:
Graphic Novels-Literary
Subject:
graphic novel;iran;memoir;comics;women;non-fiction;fiction;sexuality;sex;biography;comic;graphic;feminism;middle east;autobiography;family;iranian;humor;islam;marriage;women s studies;gossip;relationships;virginity;sarjakuvat;graphic memoir;autobiographic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20060431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7.50x5.52x.45 in. .43 lbs.

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Product details 144 pages Pantheon Books - English 9780375714672 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Humorous and bawdy....An amusing portrayal of independent women taking life in stride."
"Review" by , "Endearing....A wicked read."
"Review" by , "Embroideries is as funny, opinionated, controversial and surprising as any good comic or conversation should be."
"Synopsis" by , By turns heartbreaking and hilarious, this book's stories lift the veil off the real, private lives of Iranian women and--perfectly captured in Satrapi's simple, beguiling drawings--reveal the connections between women everywhere.
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