That persepolis 1, a book in which it is almost impossible to find an image distinguished enough to consider an independent piece of visual art, and equally difficult to find a sentence which in itself surpasses the serviceable, emerges as a work so fresh, absorbing, and memorable is an extraordinary achievement.
The book moves at a fast pace, which almost gives the reader vertigo the effect is very exhilarating one of my favorite parts about this book was the format of graphic panels satrapi drew very simple images, which somehow conveyed a great depth of emotion and graphic weight. Satrapi's autobiography is a timely and timeless story of a young girl's life under the islamic revolution descended from the last emperor of iran, satrapi is nine when fundamentalist rebels. Like marjane satrapi’s book, on which it is based, the film, directed by ms satrapi and vincent paronnaud, consists essentially of a series of monochrome drawings, their bold black lines washed with nuances of gray the pictures are arranged into the chronicle of a young girl’s coming of age in difficult times, a tale that unfolds with such grace, intelligence and charm that you almost take the wondrous aspects of its execution for granted.
Persepolis is disarming and often humorous but ultimately it is shattering-- joe sacco, author of palestine and safe area gorazde this witty, moving and illuminating book demonstrates graphically why the future of iran lies with neither the clerics nor the american empire. Like for every 100 books you review, you earn the right to give one six-st eventually i felt guilty and left, but my plans were shot for the afternoon, as all i could think about was finishing this book. The way the wheel turns: persepolis rising by james s a corey book reviews daniel abraham james sa corey reviews sf space opera the expanse ty franck torcom members can edit comments. Persepolis is the first book in a graphic novel series about the childhood of marjane satrapi, the author of this book in this book, satrapi reminisces her life in tehran during the islamic revolution and the iran–iraq war - a time of oppression and dejection.
Satrapi's autobiography is a timely and timeless story of a young girl's life under the islamic revolution descended from the last emperor of iran, satrapi is nine when fundamentalist rebe.
Persepolis begins with a short introduction it is an abbreviated history of iran from its first occupation by indo-european nomads, to the establishment of the persian empire, to the 1979 islamic revolution the author writes that the purpose of her book is to show that iran is not a country of. The book could hardly have come at a better moment fernanda eberstadt - new york times book review the simple lines and shapes of satrapi's drawings lend poignancy to the story. Fernanda eberstadt - new york times book review the simple lines and shapes of satrapi's drawings lend poignancy to the story the fact that she is able to portray such a vast range of emotions with a few simple strokes of a pen is impressive.
A review, and links to other information about and reviews of persepolis by marjane satrapi. Persepolis is part history book, part scheherazade, astonishing as only true stories can be i learned much about the history of iran, but more importantly, it gave me hope for humanity in these unkind times.
There are depressingly few middle eastern women whose books are read on a large scale so the insight which persepolis offers into this part of iran's history is very important it offers a perspective we don't get to see t i keep promising to write a full review for this but never get around to it.