Catalog

Record Details

Catalog Search


Back To Results
Showing Item 1 of 3
Preferred library: Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity?

Persepolis

Summary: 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.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780375422300 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0375422307 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9780375714573
  • ISBN: 037571457X
  • ISBN: 9780375714832
  • ISBN: 0375714839
  • Physical Description: print
    153 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, 2003.
  • Badges:
    • Top Holds Over Last 5 Years: 3 / 5.0

Content descriptions

Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader UG 3.3 2 2 76929
Subject: Satrapi, Marjane 1969- Comic books, strips, etc Biography Juvenile literature
Women Biography Juvenile literature
Iran Biography Juvenile literature
Genre: Graphic novels.
Autobiographies.
Young adult literature.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Nazareth.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity. (Show preferred library)

Holds

  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
Show Only Available Copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity GN Y 955.05 SAT 2004 (Text) 31001101088145 Young Adult Graphic Novel Available -

Back To Results
Showing Item 1 of 3
Preferred library: Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity?

Additional Resources