Persepolis (Book, 2006) []
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Author: Marjane Satrapi
Publisher: London : Jonathan Cape, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
This text tells the story of Marjane Satrapi's life in Tehran from six to 14, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah's regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution & the devastating effects of war with Iraq. Satrapi paints a portrait of daily life in Iran & of the bewildering contradictions between home life & public life.

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Genre/Form: Comics (Graphic works)
Comic books, strips, etc
Named Person: Marjane Satrapi; Marjane Satrapi
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marjane Satrapi
ISBN: 0224080393 9780224080392
OCLC Number: 1143850167
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: Originally published: in 2 vols.
Description: 343 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Persepolis : The story of a childhood --
Persepolis : The story of a return.
Other Titles: Persepolis.
Responsibility: Marjane Satrapi.


Wise, often funny, sometimes heartbreaking, Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood tells the story of Marjane Satrapi's life in Tehran from the ages of six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of  Read more...


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As Iran enters another important period of change...I think this is particularly good time to pick up Persepolis. Satrapi's deceptively simple, almost whimsical drawings belie the seriousness and Read more...

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