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The Complete Persepolis : 20th Anniversary Edition

The Complete Persepolis : 20th Anniversary Edition

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Marjane Satrapi, Anjali Singh (Translated by)
FRONTLIST | On Sale Date: August 8, 2023
9780593701058, 0593701054
352 pages
23.2 cm H | 16 cm W | 2.7 cm T | 691.7 g Wt
  • Biography & Memoir 
  • Biography & Autobiography / Women
  • History / Middle East / Iran

20th ANNIVERSARY EDITION • Persepolis is a classroom staple, a feminist manifesto, and one of the most beloved graphic novels of all time. For the first time in hardcover, this stunning edition examines the Iranian political landscape in the context of global politics. • WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY THE AUTHOR

"A stunning graphic memoir...a wholly original achievement in the form." —The New York Times

Here, in one volume: Marjane Satrapi's best-selling, internationally acclaimed memoir-in-comic-strips. Persepolis is the story of Satrapi's unforgettable childhood and coming of age within a large and loving family in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution; of the contradictions between private and public life in a country plagued by political upheaval; of her high school years in Vienna facing the trials of adolescence far from her family; of her homecoming--both sweet and terrible; and, finally, of her self-imposed exile from her beloved homeland. It is the chronicle of a girlhood and adolescence at once outrageous and familiar, a young life entwined with the history of her country yet filled with the universal trials and joys of growing up.

Edgy, searingly observant, and candid, often heartbreaking but threaded throughout with raw humor and hard-earned wisdom--Persepolis is a stunning work from one of the most highly regarded, singularly talented graphic artists at work today.20 YEARS OF PRAISE FOR MARJANE SATRAPI AND PERSEPOLIS
"Every revolution needs a chronicler like Satrapi." 
—San Francisco Chronicle

“A stunning graphic memoir...a wholly original achievement in the form. There’s still a startling freshness to the book. It won’t age.” 
—Parul Sehgal, “The 50 Best Memoirs of the Past 50 Years” The New York Times

"A unique glimpse into a nearly unknown and unreachable way of life.... unique and indispensable."

“Delectable... Dances with drama and insouciant wit.”
—The New York Times Book Review

"The most original coming-of-age story from the Middle East yet."

"Elegant, simple panels tell this story of growth, loneliness, and homecoming with poignant charm and wit."
—The Washington Post

"An important history lesson on the Islamic Revolution. Through the protagonist Marji, the compelling comic details the impact of war and religious extremism on Iranian women"

“A dazzlingly singular achievement.... Striking a perfect balance between the fantasies and neighborhood conspiracies of childhood and the mounting lunacy of Khomeini's reign, she's like the Persian love child of Spiegelman and Lynda Barry.”

“A brilliant and unusual graphic memoir.... [Told] in a guileless voice ... accompanied by a series of black-and-white drawings that dramatically illustrate how a repressive regime deforms ordinary lives.” 

"Odds are, you’ll be too busy being entertained to realize how much you’ve learned until you turn the last page.”

“[A] self-portrait of the artist as a young girl, rendered in graceful black-and-white comics that apply a childlike sensibility to the bleak lowlights of recent Iranian history. . . . [Her] style is powerful; it persuasively communicates confusion and horror through the eyes of a precocious preteen.”
—Village Voice

"Wildly charming ... Like a letter from a friend, in this case a wonderful friend: honest, strong-willed, funny, tender, impulsive, and self-aware."
—The New York Times Book Review

"Humorous and heartbreaking ... A welcome look behind the headlines and into the heart and mind of one very wise, wicked, and winning young woman."

"It is our good fortune that Satrapi has never stopped visiting Iran in her mind."

"The backdrop of Iranian and global politics compounds the personal stakes in this coming-of-age story...a spare and sometimes funny, but ultimately devastating narrative."

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