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The Resource Persepolis : the story of a childhood, Marjane Satrapi

Persepolis : the story of a childhood, Marjane Satrapi

Label
Persepolis : the story of a childhood
Title
Persepolis
Title remainder
the story of a childhood
Statement of responsibility
Marjane Satrapi
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Marjane Satrapi tells the story of her life growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution
  • "Originally published to wide critical acclaim in France, where it elicited comparisons to Art Spegelman'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 effect 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: the bewildering contradictions between home life and public life and the 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 reminder of the human cost of war and political repression. It shows how we carry on, with 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"--Front flap
Awards note
Alex Award winner, 2004.
Cataloging source
MvI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Satrapi, Marjane
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
GN 380
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
  • UG
  • High School
Literary form
non fiction
Reading level
  • 3.3
  • 5.8
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader AR
  • Reading Counts RC
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Satrapi, Marjane
  • Iranians
  • Iran
  • Iran
Target audience
adult
Label
Persepolis : the story of a childhood, Marjane Satrapi
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "The story of a childhood"--Cover
  • Originally published in France in two volumes as Persepolis 1 (2000) and Persepolis 2 (2001) by L'Association
  • Translation originally published in hardcover by Pantheon Books, 2003
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
153 pages
Isbn
9780375422300
Lccn
2002190806
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn271818922
  • (OCoLC)ocm50670595
  • (OCoLC)ocm56363312
Label
Persepolis : the story of a childhood, Marjane Satrapi
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "The story of a childhood"--Cover
  • Originally published in France in two volumes as Persepolis 1 (2000) and Persepolis 2 (2001) by L'Association
  • Translation originally published in hardcover by Pantheon Books, 2003
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
153 pages
Isbn
9780375422300
Lccn
2002190806
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn271818922
  • (OCoLC)ocm50670595
  • (OCoLC)ocm56363312

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