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The Complete Persepolis
The Complete Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi
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.
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MolliesaurusRex
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Finally finished this - it‘s definitely as good as I remember and a really interesting view into the life of a semi-typical Iranian family during the ‘70s through ‘90s. Now on to Maus, hopefully before the books are all due!🤣

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MolliesaurusRex
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Going on an angry cleaning rampage in my bathroom. Tub cleaner is soaking on the tub & shower walls so instead of bleaching my hair (probably not the best thing to do while you‘re mad), I‘m trying to finish up this book so I can get to Maus and hopefully have them finished before their due dates. #someonetakethesechildren #demonspawn #theyreluckyilovethem

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MolliesaurusRex
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I decided on Persepolis. I read volume one in college for a class and totally loved it, & I‘ve been wanting to read the whole thing but it‘s been so long that I‘m just reading it all at once. #lunchbreakreading #teachersoflitsy #lunchtime #studentinterruptions #somuchforthat

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Saranga
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A great book on so many levels. Such strong characters! The comic strip kind of writing certainly helped dilute the intensity of information and the depiction of situation in Iran and its effects on a young girl like Marji.
I liked the 1st part of the book better.

PS : I love Marjane's parents and grandmom

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Saranga
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That day I learned something essential : we can only feel sorry for ourselves when our misfortunes are still supportable...
... Once this limit is crossed, the only way to bear the unbearable is to laugh at it.
- Marjane

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Saranga
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Poor Marjane..

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Saranga
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Ooooh 😆

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rsteve388
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Just bought this book as a part of the read harder challenge for 2020. Very excited to read it.

#ReadHarderChallenge

WhatWouldJaneDo Read this last year and it was fantastic! And super relevant at the moment with everything going on in Iran. 1mo
rsteve388 Cool, I am excited to read it 1mo
NeedsMoreBooks This is one of my favorites 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Very good read! Hope you‘ll enjoy! 1mo
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rahulraina
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Beautiful graphic novel. Funny and insightful

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Saranga
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Haha

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Saranga
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The revolution is like a bicycle. When the wheels don't turn, it falls.

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kyraleseberg
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What an incredible memoir, brilliantly told in graphic novel format with bold black and white panels.
I sincerely appreciated the candid exploration of coming of age in the dangerous political climate of the Islamic Revolution and the endless contradictions encountered in every day life.

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Augustdana
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My upcoming TBR so far.

readordierachel Good picks! 1mo
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WomanistBibliophile
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Chrissyreadit 🙌👏great quote!I 1mo
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kyraleseberg
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Karisa Amazing book! 2mo
kyraleseberg @Karisa It is!! It was on my radar thanks to some fabulous Littens! 2mo
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MrBook
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#BookNDinner! Accompaniment this still, cold evening: spaghetti and chicken in a tomato sauce with a Middle Eastern spice blend given to be a friend for Christmas (I don‘t know the spices, but MMMmmm 😋!), garden salad with pomegranate seeds and olive oil, and sparkling mineral water. MMMmmm 😋! This has been another presentation of: #MrBookKitchen. Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻

Background 🎶: The “Instrumental Backdrop” playlist on Spotify

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behudd
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ As a child of the late 80s, I have only ever known a Middle East in turmoil, and so any reminders that not that long ago they were prosperous, and that many of the reasons they are no longer are due to the greed of the West, are always necessary & welcome. Satrapi does a great job condensing her life & her country‘s history to this format. It‘s no wonder this book is always spoken so highly of.

Eggbeater I really got a lot out of this too. 2mo
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Sg1224
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An autobiography served up in a graphic novel vehicle. I enjoyed reading the narrators experience living and growing up in a war struck Iran. Spending your young adolescent years away from your family and no support system isn‘t as nice as one would think. War doesn‘t just leave behind dead bodies in its path, in some cases it leaves schizophrenic zombies behind...🧟‍♀️🧟🧟‍♂️

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DivineDiana
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I saw this on a display for #BannedBooksWeek at the Library and decided to take it home with me. Last year, I attended an onstage interview with the author at the University of Pennsylvania. She was impressive!

hermyknee Oh you‘re so lucky! I love Marjane Satrapi‘s books!!! 5mo
DivineDiana @hermyknee I felt that way! 🙂 5mo
charl08 Another fan here - would love to hear her talk. 5mo
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DivineDiana @charl08 Such a remarkable woman! 5mo
Graywacke Wait, have you read it? 5mo
DivineDiana @Graywacke Reading now! 🙂 5mo
Graywacke @DivineDiana 👍 (I don‘t want to say anything then. ☺️) 5mo
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vivastory
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More #Iran than #IRan but I simply couldn't pass up the opportunity to mention one of my favorite graphic novels. The film adaptation is pretty phenomenal as well. (Speaking of excellent films about artists in contemporary Iran, I'd be remiss if I didn't recommend the stellar 2009 Nobody Knows About Persian Cats. It's not animated, but like Satrapi's graphic novel it deals memorably with artistic expression in Iran.)
#RedRoseSeptember

Ruthiella I thought of Iran 🇮🇷 too when I typed the hashtag! 😍 I love that you went there! 😂 5mo
Tanisha_A Hands down one of the best! 5mo
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arlenefinnigan Ha ! Excellent. 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm 👍 Clever! And great book. 5mo
sarahbarnes Love this book!! 5mo
DivineDiana I just started this! 5mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Pleased to report #Booked2019 #Summer completed. ☝️

4thhouseontheleft Congrats!! 6mo
valeriegeary 👏👏👏 6mo
Cinfhen Fantastic 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 6mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job!! 🎉🎉🎉 6mo
Cathythoughts Yay 😀 6mo
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Billypar
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#womenintranslationmonth gave me the kick I needed to finally read this. I fell in love with the movie, so I wasn't surprised to love the book too. Satrapi vividly imagines her childhood in a series of meaningful episodes that alternate between humor and horror. For all the heartache of seeing revolution and war through a child's eyes, the soul of the book is the love she and her parents exchange through it all. The artwork is creative perfection.

batsy Great review! I love this book ❤️ 6mo
Tanisha_A Favourite! Awesome review! 6mo
Billypar @batsy @Tanisha_A Thanks! I will definitely be trying the sequel soon. 6mo
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mreads
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Persepolis - Satrapi's graphic memoir of her childhood and coming of age in Tehran and Europe during the Islamic Revolution.

Embroideries - a look into the sex lives of Iranian women as they chat during after dinner tea. (Graphic novel)

#WITmonth

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Augustdana
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I bought no less than three books yesterday plus a brand spanking new planner. I got this tote at a discount because I spent a bunch of money. How could I not?? I‘m most excited for the tagged book.

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MidnightBookGirl
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So I read Persepolis many years ago, but it's our book club pick for tomorrow's discussion. I bought the movie earlier this week because it was on sale, and it's pretty great already!

FlyOverFarm4 One of my all time favorites!❤️ A hard, thought provoking read but so powerful. 7mo
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Eggbeater
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My stepmother is an Iranian Baha'i whose family was persecuted by the Ayatollah Kohmeini. This book feels personal to me. I may have a hard time not speaking my mind about refugees at book club. In the U.S., we help create refugees due to our greedy interference and then we stick asylum seekers in cages and make them drink toilet water. Marjane' s story shows what children are running from that their parents have to risk that. Just saying.

Suet624 I agree 100% 7mo
GingerAntics With you 100%!!! We need more books like this, and we need more people willing to tell their stories. Right now, people are blocking out those stories, but the more people who speak these truths against all the lies, it‘s going to become too much effort not to listen and they‘ll be forced to listen out of their laziness. 7mo
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Aaronlisa
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I read this on June 24 and gave it 5 ⭐️ on Good Reads. I have no idea as to why I put off reading this for so long. Now I just need to find Volume 2.

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Catsandbooks
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 /5 stars I haven't read many graphic novels, but this is one of my favorite! I read the first volume of this my senior year of high school so it was great to revisit it and get the full story. I enjoyed learning more about Iran's past and wish the book was even longer.

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Catsandbooks
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Trying to get some pages read on the road #roadtripreading

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Exia
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glitterkitty459
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#readingstats #Maystats #Mayreads #comics #graphicnovels
Persepolis is my fav out of these!
Still enjoying the Giant Days series 😁

BiblioLitten Persepolis was so good! 9mo
Sweettartlaura I ❤️ Giant Days - read some of it myself this month! 9mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Nicely done! 💖📚💖 9mo
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Ivonnini
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It was my first graphic novel, Great stories with real life events, very interesting point of view, but the ending felt incomplete.

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sarahjane1077
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Reading Persepolis while Kiddo plays at the park.

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ravenlee
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Tough call. The view of life in Iran, the changes over the latter part of the last century, it‘s all very interesting and I appreciate that.

But I have a hard time accepting many of Marjane‘s choices, even understanding some of them, so I lost my connection with her somewhere in the middle of the book and never regained it.

Still very much worth reading.

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ravenlee
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And again - keep the people occupied with their ordinary, everyday concerns, and everything else will just be accepted and ignored.

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ravenlee
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It‘s always in the regime‘s interest to keep the masses distracted with meaningless concerns so they can‘t focus on the important stuff. Anyone see parallels today?

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bookishbitch
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I really enjoyed this and learned a lot along the way. I think it would be a great book for world history classes. (The book info says this ends at age 14 but she was actually 24.) I highly recommend this book.

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DivineDiana
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What an honor to hear Iranian renaissance woman, Marjane Satrapi last night discuss her work at the University of Pennsylvania. Such a brave, creative woman!

Carolyn11215 Can‘t remember whether I read this or it‘s still on my TBR list. Have to check. 11mo
GatheringBooks i loved both graphic novels (persepolis 1 and 2). her embroideries is even more hilarious! tagging it here. have you seen the film adaptation of persepolis yet? (edited) 11mo
DivineDiana @GatheringBooks Thank you ! Stacked the book! Haven‘t seen the film yet, but I will! She told us that she did not want to make the film, but everything she wanted was given to her, so she had to say yes! 😀 (edited) 11mo
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WhatWouldJaneDo
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Stoney say we loved this book! Satrapi tells her story in an open, relatable way, giving a take on the Iranian revolution that provides context while still being unique to her instead of trying to be a blanket voice for her country. She's a smart and sharp writer and artist. Thanks for giving me the poke I needed to finally read this @Tanisha_A
#nonfiction2019 something with pictures

Tanisha_A Yay yay! Nice review. Glad you liked it. It's one of my favourites. ☺️ 11mo
CaroPi That was my first graphic novel! 11mo
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BiblioLitten
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1. Mango and Litchi
2. Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky
3. I haven‘t read too many but I really liked Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
4. Happier and healthier
#wondrouswednesday

Eggs Admirable goals for #4 🧡 11mo
Tanisha_A Mangoes, summers are here! 🥭 11mo
BiblioLitten @Tanisha_A Nooooo!!!!!! 😫 11mo
Erofan Mango, litchi 👍 Yummy 😋 11mo
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WhatWouldJaneDo
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Realized I hadn't added Persepolis to I #nonfiction2019 card yet! Again, there were several places this one could go but I decided to use it for "something with pictures" to acknowledge Satrapi's great illustrative style.

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Krisjericho
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Wow. I knew nothing about the Iranian revolution, and so this was an education from scratch for me. And there is no one I would rather learn it from than Marjane. This girl is smart and funny and bold and loudly idealistic, and I think my younger self would have gotten along with her just fine, thankyouverymuch.

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WhatWouldJaneDo
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Ok @Tanisha_A I'm going for it! Thanks for the recommendation!

RadicalReader What a seriously wonderfully beautiful cat 11mo
WhatWouldJaneDo @RadicalReader thank you! That's Polly, she's a total sweetheart. 11mo
RadicalReader @WhatWouldJaneDo not sure if cats love being owned by bookworms or just that they know when their owners have books it‘s an opportune time to keep a lap warm 11mo
Tanisha_A Aha! Hope you find it a good read! Would love to know later how you like it. 11mo
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OvyReadz
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What I loved most was the fact that the author has dealt about sensitive topics in a lighter tone.It talks about Satrapi‘s childhood and her growth into adult life as she survives through islamic revolution in Iran in the 1980s,political issues and the differences it creates in public life .. everything that could have been a vague topic for me in a newspaper is told in a lively manner and keeps the reader hooked till the last word!Loved it🎈❤️

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erzascarletbookgasm
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A remarkable growing up story told in graphic by the Iranian-born French artist-writer. From her childhood in Iran (during & after the Iran Revolution of 1979, & the Iran-Iraq War) to her study and stay in Austria, and eventually France. Funny in many parts, it‘s an interesting and lighthearted account of how a young girl tries to understand what‘s going on in(and to) her country; and later as an adolescent trying to discover herself.

Cinfhen Lots of prompt slaying!!! Woohoo 13mo
Librarybelle Persepolis is so good and so eye opening 13mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Check in time. Book three of #24in48 . I hope everyone‘s doing way better than I am. 🙄 And having enough caffeine. And fun!

Kalalalatja Hope you like it! 13mo
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