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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Persepolis



You can argue all day about whether graphic novels really qualify as "novels". Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi, is a childhood memoir about growing up in Iran under the Shah and during the frightening years that followed his departure. Very much worth seeking out, both as a key to understanding a complex subject, and as a small work of art.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Ibby said...

I love the look of this. Will definitely look out for it. (Or is there a copy I can peruse next time I'm in GR?) Am curious how you learned of it.

2:46 AM  
Blogger sixty-five said...

As I recall I saw an ad for her newest book, Chicken with Plums, in the New Yorker, and got it from the library. That led me to Persepolis, also from the library. And now I see that there is a Persepolis 2. I'll need to get that now. And there is a fourth book, called Embroidery.

11:41 PM  
Blogger AlexanderTheGreat said...

OH nO Teerorreests!

11:07 PM  
Blogger holly said...

I just read it, and really liked it. Thanks for the inspiration. I just got Persepolis 2 from Amazon...so you can borrow it when you want.

12:23 AM  

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