Persepolis vol 1 & 2 by Marjane Satrapi

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Persepolis vol 1 & 2 by Marjane Satrapi
Fri, 09-21-2012 - 7:25pm

The description of the books on Goodreads:

Here, in one volume: Marjane Satrapi's best-selling, internationally acclaimed memoir-in-comic-strips.

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 up.

Edgy, 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.

Persepolis 2 by Marjane Satrapi 187 pages 9/21/12 pub 2004 I really, really loved rereading this. “The regime had understood that one person leaving her house while asking herself: Are my trousers long enough? Is my veil in place? Can my makeup be seen? Are they going to whip me? No longer asks herself: Where is my freedom of thought? Where is my freedom of speech? My life, is it livable? What’s going on in the political prisons?” (148) 

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi 153 pages 9/20/12 pub 2003 I suggested our book club read this graphic novel, because I thought my fellow book club members would enjoy a short book, that is also very good and a movie. I loved rereading this, I’m curious what my friends will say. Do graphic novels have a different name when they are memoirs and history?

Satrapi also made her books into a movie that was nominated for an Oscar...

Julia