Persepolis

Persepolis❰PDF❯ ❤ Persepolis Author Marjane Satrapi – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Here in one volume Marjane Satrapi's best selling internationally acclaimed graphic memoir Persepolis is the story of Satrapi's unforgettable childhood and coming of age within a large and loving fami Here in one volume Marjane Satrapi's best selling internationally acclaimed graphic memoir Persepolis is the story of Satrapi's unforgettable childhood and coming of age within a large and loving family in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution; of the contradictions between private life and 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 and terrible; and finally of her self imposed exile from her beloved homeland It is the chronicle of a girlhood and adolescence at once outrageous and familiar a young life entwined with the history of her country yet filled with the universal trials and joys of growing upEdgy searingly observant and candid often heartbreaking but threaded throughout with raw humor and hard earned wisdom Persepolis is a stunning work from one of the most highly regarded singularly talented graphic artists at work today. I sat down to read a little of this during lunch and ended up sitting in the restaurant for an hour after I was done eating Eventually I felt guilty and left but my plans were shot for the afternoon as all I could think about was finishing this book I wish there were some mechanism on Goodreads to occasionally give a book than five stars Something to indicate when you think a book is than merely excellent Like for every 100 books you review you earn the right to give one six star review If such a mechanism were in place I'd use my six star review on this graphic novel It was lovely and clear It had a strong emotional impact without being sugary or uncomfortable It was eye opening without being preachy or didactic I read the whole thing in less than three hours and I can honestly say I am better for the experience A masterpiece of graphic novels This edition as the name indicates collects the complete run of “Persepolis”Creative TeamCreator Writer Illustrator Marjane Satrapi REVOLUTIONARY WORK I remember the days when we traveled around Europe it was enough to carry an Iranian passport They rolled out the red carpet We were rich before Now as soon as they learn our nationality they go through everything as though we were all terrorists They treat us as though we have the plague Persepolis is the masterpiece by Marjane Satrapi a pseudo biographical work illustrating her life since 10 years old 1980 until 24 years old 1994 where she experienced her coming to life in her native Iran during the Islamic Revolution and the war with Ira along with four years in Europe and her return to Iran againIn this graphic novel you will witness many of the convoluted events happening during the decade of the 80s in the Middle East from the point of view of a brave girl that was living at the heart of the incidentsMarjane is able to present each topic that she wants to expose in titled parts where you learn about relevant facts of Iranian’s society its past its present and its futureHowever what makes uniue Persepolis is the brilliant approach by Marjane Satrapi of those events since while she is fearless to show the brutal side she is also honest in showing her failures and doubts during growing up and even she goes to the funny side of lifeSince it’s impossible for any human being to live in constant stressed status people need to breath to liberate the weight of their risky existence in many different waysPeople needs to smile not matter where they live They need to liveAnd Marjane knows thatTherefore she masterfully is able to tell her lifestory full of political episodes and social chapters but always adding humoristic elements with taste and without ridiculing the seriousness and gravity of the situationsAnybody can tell a tragedy buta dramedy reuires talent tact and witBrace yourself and meet Persepolis Visiting Spain for a conference earlier this month I impulsively decided to do something about my almost non existent Spanish I began by reading the Spanish edition of Le petit prince which got me started nicely Now I wanted to try something harder I had in fact read Persepolis in French not long after it came out but I remembered very little of it; this would be a proper test of whether I had actually learned anything I was pleased to find that I could read it I'm still having to guess a lot of words and every now and then I found a sentence that made no sense at all but I could follow the story without difficulties The thing which surprised me most was that I found I liked the book better in Spanish than I had in French After a while I figured out why my very uncertain language skills forced me to look carefully at all the pictures and I realized that I hadn't properly appreciated them first time round I'd read the book pretty much in one sitting which didn't do it justice This time I gave the graphical aspects the attention they deservedBut dammit forget the Spanish and the artwork it's still the story that wins Her horror and indignation over the dreadful Iranian republic are so powerfully expressed There's one episode in particular that I can't get out of my head She's been characteristically loudmouthed at school The teachers call her parents and they tell her very seriously that she must be careful Does she know what had happened to the teenage daughter of the man they knew who made false passports?Marji looks at themWell say her parents they arrested her And they sentenced her to death But according to Iranian law one may not put a virgin to death So she was forcibly married to one of the revolutionary guards and he deflowered her And then they could shoot her But again according to Iranian law the groom must give the bride a dowry and if she is dead he must give it to her parents So the next day a representative of the revolutionary guard called on them And he gave them fifty tumanes about five dollars That was the price for her virginity and her lifeI'm sorry says Marji stunned I didn't knowThe truly terrifying thing is that the tone throughout most of the book is one of amused irony As she says in another very powerful passage when she meets a friend who's been horribly mutilated after serving in the war with Ira you can only complain up to a certain point when the pain is still bearable After that it makes no sense any All you can do is laugh Full review 45 starsThings I didn't know before The Complete Persepolis was originally written in French Way to feel dumb as shit in the French bookstore I assure you Things I know now Marjane Satrapi as a French Iranian can't enter the US now But hey it's for your security all that shit I just learned that French Iranian had been authorized to go to the US with a VisaFavorite uote from the whole collection As time passed I grew increasingly aware of the contrast between the official representation of my country and people's real lives what happened behind doors approximate translation by me I don't own the English version to check because we're at the core of what makes The Complete Persepolis so interesting and I'll say it indispensable For me the strength of Marjane Satrapi's graphic novel relies on the insight it offers the reader where classic nonfiction books can easily end up as mere juxtapositions of historical events which is often boring okay? The Complete Persepolis successfully breaks the codes by combining Iran's History with Marjane Satrapi's experience I for one believe that we need this kind of insight just as much as history books because as I said in my review of Rooftops of Tehran it's way too easy to dehumanize people we know nothing about to forget the much real people living in the countries that our leaders target This is what I mean when I say that there's nothing political any in strongly disagreeing with Trump's decisions especially when it comes to Muslims At this point it's not about agreeing on reducing taxes for the rich in order to avoid flight of capital it's about acknowledging that everything in Western culture participates in feeding our prejudices Really it's about acknowledging that these prejudices are real and that it's an everyday conscious work to fight against them What fighting prejudices does not mean It doesn't mean agreeing with everything It doesn't mean oh my god erasing western culture and that concept loved and spread by so many of far right voters is so fucking ridiculous given the fact that we have controlled the narrative for so long it's not even funny The great replacement so dearly loved by FN voters is merely another way for them to express their islamophobia and show their lack of basic education Forget me with this shit I'm using western culture as a generalization here I don't believe that all western countries share the same culture far from it What fighting prejudices means it means accepting that different experiences are just as much valid It means educating yourself reading about and from people from different cultures It means rejecting any attempt of categorizing cultures as being good or evil as a whole It means a lot of listening and maybe less talking Trust me I very much include myself when I say that we have to educate ourselves The truth is I have a shit tons of biases I'm desperately secular hopelessly Cartesian and very much on the Left spectrum I've beneficed from my white privilege my whole life I'm a straight abled woman from Europe I will never understand religion I am interested in religions but it's not the same thing and it never will As far as I'm concerned though people can believe what they want as long as they don't try to convince me that I should believe and live my life according to thus beliefs And just to be clear right now the intolerant people who are being vocals about condemning abortion or LGBTIA rights in my country are very much Christians Nobody asks you to change what you are but to accept that others aren't the sameAm I going to screw up and fail to notice hurtful contents in the books I read? Probably unfortunately Yet I think that in the end what baffles me and makes me so sad and so angry is the fact that so many people genuinely do not want to listen learn and do better Everything starts with education and I'm not saying this because I'm a teacher Nobody should ever forget that we know one thing; that we know nothing For of my reviews please visit The Complete Persepolis Persepolis #1 4 Marjane Satrapi Mattias Ripa Translator Part I Blake Ferris Translator Part 2 Anjali Singh Translator Parts 3 and 4 One volume Marjane Satrapi's best selling internationally acclaimed graphic memoirPersepolis is a autobiographical series of comics by Marjane Satrapi that depicts her childhood up to her early adult years in Iran during and after the Islamic Revolution The title Persepolis is a reference to the ancient capital of the Persian Empire Originally published in French the graphic memoir has been translated to many other languages including English Spanish Catalan Portuguese Italian Greek Swedish Finnish Georgian and others As of 2018 it has sold than 2 million copies worldwide Persepolis 1 was written in 2000 and Persepolis 2 was written in 2004تاریخ نخستین خوانش ماه دسامبر سال 2008 میلادیپرسپولیس عنوان کتاب مصوری است؛ که «مرجان ساتراپی»؛ به زبان فرانسوی نگاشته ‌است؛ نیوزویک از این کتاب با عنوان یکی از ده کتاب برتر غیرداستانی دهه ی نخست سده ی بیست و یکم یاد کرده اس؛ نثر ساده و جذاب کتاب باعث شده که از آن به عنوان متن مناسب برای زبان‌ آموزان فرانسه در سطح آیک نیز نام برده است؛ پرسپولیس به چندین زبان از جمله انگلیسی، اسپانیایی، کاتالانی، پرتغالی، ایتالیایی، آلمانی، یونانی، سوئدی و گرجستانی نیز ترجمه شده‌ است؛ بیش یک میلیون و پانصد هزار نسخه از کتاب در جهان به فروش رفته ‌است؛ «مرجان ساتراپی» به همراه گروهی از فیلمسازان فرانسوی و آمریکایی، فیلمی انیمیشنی نیز با همین عنوان، از داستان کتاب ساخته ‌اند؛ این فیلم نیز جایزه ی هیئت داوران جشنواره فیلم کن را، به خود اختصاص داده اس؛ رمان به سبک زندگی‌نامه خودنوشته است، شخصیت اصلی رمان و راوی داستان، دختری ایرانی به نام مرجان است؛ مرجان دختری ست که در جریان انقلاب ایران، و بحران جنگ ایران و عراق، به تشویق خانواده، از کشور خویش به اتریش می‌رود؛ کتاب‌ها روایت جنگ و آوارگی، زندگی مهاجری در اروپا، بحران‌های مذهبی، و سنتی جامعه ایران، و رویدادهای انقلاب و جنگ هستند، و تاریخ دههٔ پس از جنگ ایران را، از دیدگاه راوی بیان می‌کنند؛ ا شربیانی 45 I wanted to be Justice Love and the Wrath of God all in oneAn incredibly funny insightful and moving story told through the form of a graphic novel This book serves as a memoir of the author Marjane Satrapi It is about a brave young woman in 1980's IranThis book highlights the struggles that the Iranian people have had to go through The changes in their culture the forming of an Islamic Revolution and its aftermath; Persepolis is the story of Satrapi's childhood It documents the rise in the Islamic Revolution and those that dissented from these views the punishments they received Through Marji's mind and eyes we see the rise of the Islamic Revolution and how this effects both the public and private life of her family We get to see her rebel in her own ways fighting for freedom and modernisation her day dreaming her everyday life and struggles through family turbulence's and her own identity through religion and it's governed customs Through this book we are taught the histories of both her parents and Grandmothers views of previous era's and how this has changed or impacted from the current one Marjane Satrapi also paints a vivid picture of what it is like to be a woman in Iran during this time of political and cultural shift And so to protect the women from all the potential rapists they decreed that wearing the veil was obligatory At the committee they didn't have to inform my parents They could detain me for hours or for days I could be whippedMarjane Satrapi describes very intimate and frightening accounts of those who do not fit in with the ideals or those who go against it This often ends up in horror and terror with tragic ends She also describes how through this political transition mindsets are influenced and swayed to meet with those in power For example universities are closed and schools are taught that the Islamic Revolution is the right way To die a martyr is to inject blood into the names of societyPersepolis 2 The Story of a Return documents Satrapi's attendance to schools in Vienna the rebelling boys modernisation and homelessness It also focuses on her return to Iran Here the aftermath of the Islamic Revolution is still occurring; with streets re named after martyr's exceptionally strict rules placed on women's clothing the rules governing who she walks with down the street I felt as though I were walking through a cemeteryThis book offered a real sense of what it is like as a woman and what is like for a family in the intense period of time of the Islamic Revolution I must admit that I had very little knowledge of the history of Iran and it was exciting to develop this despite the often haunting conseuences this revolution had The book invokes sympathy and empathy for Iranian people and those that suffer The simplistic drawings in black and white made this story relatable and you could achieve a real perception and awareness of this political and global change The drawings added to the complexity of the story however they were also often very funny tooThis was my first time reading a graphic novel and I was a bit weary of attempting this but this is just such an amazing book I'll happily approach in the future Ugh I am deeply ambivalent First I found the political side fascinating If you're interested in Iran's history the graphic novel format is really accessible However I really disliked Marjane I feel a little guilty about this as she's a real person While she and her family were proud that she was outspoken I found her rude and obnoxious They believed she was raised to be free I certainly appreciate their hugely liberal views in such a repressive environment but their version of free felt like offensive and disrespectful and tactless There are so many instances in this book where Marjane faces conflict and instead of sticking up for herself in a decent manner she resorts to calling people prostitutes or bitches or whatever I never thought I'd be one to criticize profanity or being up front but I found that they made Marjane very unsavory 43 starsThis is an exceptionally charming funny and real account of the Iranian revolution and its aftermath through the eyes of a young woman who lived through much of it I laughed I cried I learned things I keep promising to write a full review for this but never get around to it Basically I read Persepolis for my Gendered Communities course and I think it's one of those rare reads that actually gets better when you study it for the historical cultural and political context 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 too often This was brilliant a graphic novel depicting the coming of age of a young Iranian girl living in Iran during the Islamic Revolution who is eventually sent to live in Austria for 4 years for her safety It shows the horrors of living in a war torn nation as well as how terrifying it must be to live in a country run by religious fundamentalistsfanatics The Muslim leaders recruited 14 year old boys in the war effort closed down schools targeted intelligent people and women wearing jeans and nail polishAs a woman the sexist views of the Islamists made me angry One panel shows an Islamist on television saying Women's hair emanates rays that excite men That's why women should cover their hair If that isn't the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard This was a very raw and candid portrayal of life Satrapi didn't really try to sugarcoat anything I liked the precocious child Marji who was trying to understand the world that was going on around her and wasn't scared of uestioning the hypocrisies she witnessed And her self realization as she tried to determine her identity in Austria and when she went back to Iran and was perceived as an outsider and a worldly woman also held my attentionIt made me think of peopleespecially children living in other war torn places such as Syria what must they be going through everyday? What must they be witnessing? Torture death etc? How can someone get over that? Definitely a must read for everyoneDisclaimer This book isn't anti Islam it's anti fundamentalist Satrapi mentioned how fundamentalists in every religion are dangerous and I wholeheartedly agree

Paperback  ✓ Persepolis eBook ¼
  • Paperback
  • 341 pages
  • Persepolis
  • Marjane Satrapi
  • English
  • 02 August 2016
  • 9780375714832