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The Resource Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi

Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi

Label
Persepolis
Title
Persepolis
Statement of responsibility
Marjane Satrapi
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
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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Summary
The great-granddaughter of Iran's last emperor and the daughter of ardent Marxists describes growing up in Tehran in a country plagued by political upheaval and vast contraditions between public and private life
Tone
Writing style
Illustration
Award
  • Alex Award, 2004.
  • Amelia Bloomer List, 2004
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2003.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2003.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2003
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2003.
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2004
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2017.
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2007
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122232
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 955.05/42/092
  • B
  • 741.5/944
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
GN 380
Intended audience source
Lexile
Language note
Translated from the French
LC call number
PN6747.S245
LC item number
P4713 2003
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380
Literary form
comic strips
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  • -HTdmzNDZHo
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the story of a childhood
Label
Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Eliot Rosewater award 2005-2206
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The
  • letter
  • The
  • party
  • The
  • heroes
  • Moscow
  • The
  • sheep
  • The
  • Introduction
  • trip
  • The
  • F-14s
  • The
  • jewels
  • The
  • key
  • The
  • wine
  • The
  • The
  • cigarette
  • The
  • passport
  • Kim Wilde
  • The
  • Shabbat
  • The
  • dowry
  • veil
  • The
  • bicycle
  • The
  • water cell
  • Persepolis
Control code
14960278
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
153 pages
Isbn
9780375422300
Lccn
2002190806
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm50670595
  • (OCoLC)50670595
Label
Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
Eliot Rosewater award 2005-2206
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The
  • letter
  • The
  • party
  • The
  • heroes
  • Moscow
  • The
  • sheep
  • The
  • Introduction
  • trip
  • The
  • F-14s
  • The
  • jewels
  • The
  • key
  • The
  • wine
  • The
  • The
  • cigarette
  • The
  • passport
  • Kim Wilde
  • The
  • Shabbat
  • The
  • dowry
  • veil
  • The
  • bicycle
  • The
  • water cell
  • Persepolis
Control code
14960278
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
153 pages
Isbn
9780375422300
Lccn
2002190806
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm50670595
  • (OCoLC)50670595

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