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New York : Pantheon Books, c2003.
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New York : Pantheon Books, c2003.
Graphic Novel
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153 pages : illustrations (comic format) ; 23 cm


An intelligent and outspoken only child, Satrapi--the daughter of radical Marxists and the great-granddaughter of Iran's last emperor--bears witness to a childhood uniquely entwined with the history of her country. Originally published to wide critical acclaim in France, where it elicited comparisons to Art Spiegelman'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 effects of war with Iraq. Persepolis paints an unforgettable portrait of daily life in Iran: of the bewildering contradictions between home life and public life and of the enormous 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 stunning reminder of the human cost of war and political repression. It shows how we carry on, through 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.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Satrapi, M. (2003). Persepolis (1st American pbk. ed.). Pantheon Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Satrapi, Marjane, 1969-. 2003. Persepolis. New York: Pantheon Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Satrapi, Marjane, 1969-. Persepolis New York: Pantheon Books, 2003.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Satrapi, Marjane. Persepolis 1st American pbk. ed., Pantheon Books, 2003.

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