- Author: Marjane Satrapi
- Publisher: Pantheon
- Published: October 2007
- ISBN-10: 0375714839
- ISBN-13: 9780375714832
- Format: Paperback
- Copyright: 2007
- Subject: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
The best-selling, internationally acclaimed memoir-in-comic-strips, now, in one volume. Persepolis is the story of author/animationist Marjane Satrapi's unforgettable childhood & coming of age within a large & loving family in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution; of the contradictions between private & 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 & terrible; and, finally, of her self-imposed exile from her beloved homeland. Now a major motion picture. Winner of the 2007 Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize. Black-and-white illustrations. 342p.
Originally appearing in two volumes, this essential work depicts Satrapi's childhood in Iran during the 1979 revolution. She was a spirited and intelligent young girl, and while the memoir focuses on her life first in Iran and later in France, it also details the experience of living in Iran under a strict regime. The black-and-white illustrations are simple, yet capable of portraying great emotion. This title will likely be asked for by name. - "Drawing on Reality " LJ Reviews 2/2/2012 (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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