WWW Wednesday 23rd December 2015

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Review | Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

An important work I would encourage everyone to read. 4/5 stars.

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi book cover

What it’s about: 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 wisdomPersepolis is a stunning work from one of the most highly regarded, singularly talented graphic artists at work today.

My take:

Persepolis is an important work. I say “work” rather than book, because this is both a piece of art and an incredible story. Satrapi’s monochrome images are wonderful. There is something about the stark black and white which suit her story perfectly: its frankness, horror and humour.

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WWW Wednesday 16th December 2015

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WWW Wednesday 9th December 2015

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