Persepolis I & II (Paperback)
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Persepolis I & II (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages
Published: 06/03/2008
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One of a handful of graphic novels that elevate the form into an intensely personal artistic statement, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi’s astonishing visual memoir of growing up in Iran. Intertwining the intimate with the political and compelling drama with warm, knowing humour, Persepolis is a continual revelation.  

'A revelation...you will remember it for a very long time' - Mark Haddon

The Story of a Childhood and The Story of a Return.

The intelligent and outspoken child of radical Marxists, and the great-grandaughter of Iran's last emperor, Satrapi bears witness to a childhood uniquely entwined with the history of her country.

Persepolis paints an unforgettable portrait of daily life in Iran and of the bewildering contradictions between home life and public life.

This is a beautiful and intimate story full of tragedy and humour - raw, honest and incredibly illuminating.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099523994
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 320 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 34 mm


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As Iran enters another important period of change...I think this is particularly good time to pick up Persepolis. Satrapi's deceptively simple, almost whimsical drawings belie the seriousness and rich complexity of her story - but its also very funny too - Emma Watson, Our Shared Shelf

A revelation...you will remember it for a very long time - Mark Haddon

Persepolis is a stylish, clever and moving weapon of mass destruction - David Jenkins, Sunday Telegraph

The magic of Marjane Satrapi's work is that it can condense a whole country's tragedy into one poignant, funny scene after another - Natasha Walter, Independent on Sunday

I cannot praise enough Marjane Satrapi's moving account of growing up as a spirited young girl in revolutionary and war-time Iran. Persepolis is disarming and often humorous but ultimately it is shattering - Joe Sacco

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“Persepolis I and II”

I have two children, boys aged 9 and 11. All three of us enjoyed reading Persepolis so much, we even watched the film. We have all re-read the book as Marjane educated us about life in Iran, and basically life in... More

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“Persepolis I and II”

Amazing read! Through the narration of the author's spirited, likeable and slightly mad younger self growing up in Iran, the reader learns so much about life there from an insider's perspective, without ever... More

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“Persepolis I and II”

Anyone looking for a first person insight into life in Iran - both before and after the revolution - would be well served by reading this entertaining 'graphic autobiography'. Dealing with one woman's... More

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