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Publisher Comments:

- A best-seller in Europe, where it also won several prestigious comic book awards, Satrapi's Persepolis has been met with universal praise by American critics. It made Library Journal's List of the Best Books of 2003, as well as drawing glowing reviews from such widely read publications as the New York Times, Vogue, USA Today and Publisher's Weekly. This admiration from critics should continue to attract new readers to Satrapi's work.
- Satrapi's work has broad appeal. Persepolis is touted as being thought-provoking enough to draw an adult audience, but as a coming of age story, it also features a central character with whom teens can identify. The Young Adult Library Services Association included Persepolis on their 2004 list of the Best Books for Young Adults.
- Persepolis is educational. Through the experience of a sympathetic protagonist, events from a broad historical context are made accessible to a large audience, an audience who may only know of Iran through CNN Coverage. In the aftermath of 9/11, the subsequent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the president's labeling of Iran, Iraq and North Korea as the "Axis of Evil," Satrapi's work may give the people of her native country a human face and readers a fresh perspective of an unfamiliar culture. Says Satrapi: "The only thing I hope is that people read my book and see that this abstract thing, this Axis of Evil, is made up of individuals with lives and hopes."
- Coming-of-age stories that draw on the author's ethnic heritage and family history, are one of the most frequent subjects, and autobiography one of the most prominent genres, for major Hispanic-American

Synopsis:

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. ************************************************* Publicado originalmente para aumentar el elogio de la critica, donde fue comparado con Maus de Art Spiegelman, Persepolis son las divertidas, sensatas y descorazonadoras memorias de su ninez durante la Revolucion Islamica irani. En cuatro volumenes.

Synopsis:

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781594970375
Subtitle:
En Espanol: Persepolis Vol. 3
Publisher:
Public Square Books
Author:
Satrapi, Marjane
Subject:
Graphic Novels - General
Series:
Persepolis
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
August 2004
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
- Up
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9.58x6.54x.35 in. .59 lbs.
Age Level:
13-UP

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Product details 160 pages Public Square Books - English 9781594970375 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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. ************************************************* Publicado originalmente para aumentar el elogio de la critica, donde fue comparado con Maus de Art Spiegelman, Persepolis son las divertidas, sensatas y descorazonadoras memorias de su ninez durante la Revolucion Islamica irani. En cuatro volumenes.
"Synopsis" by , 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.
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