Image of Marjane Satrapi “Embroideries” Marji, the child narrator of Marjane Satrapi’s powerful cartoon novel, Persepolis, is now a young woman in her early . From the best–selling author of Persepolis comes this gloriously entertaining and enlightening look into the sex lives of Iranian women. A review, and links to other information about and reviews of Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi.

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She is also the author of the internationally best-selling and award-winning comic book autobiography in two parts, Persepolis and Persepolis 2.

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Little talking heads tell the story in short paragraphs and mix with larger drawings and the effect of a many-voiced conversation is very well done. There, her mother, aunt and their group of friends tell stories about their lives as women, and, more specifically, the men they’ve lived with and through. Customers who bought this item also bought. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. She currently lives in Paris. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

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She tells the stories of about 7 women in pages, but not narrative pages, comic-book style pages – this, like “Persepolis”, embrkideries a graphic novel. Surely that can’t be the message she is trying to convey? The critically acclaimed autobiographical graphic novels described Satrapi’s childhood in Iran and her adolescence in Europe with considerable wit, elan and humour. I’ll make a embroiceries commission! Marji, the child narrator of Marjane Satrapi’s powerful cartoon novel, Persepolis, is now a young woman in her early twenties.

Chicken with Plums Pantheon Graphic Library. But her stroke goes awry in the dark, and she slices her husband’s testicle instead. Feb 10, Rebecca McNutt rated it it was amazing Shelves: Divertente, toccante e illuminante! I wasn’t amazed by it but it did the job.

This slight follow-up to Satrapi’s acclaimed Persepolis books explores the lives of Iranian women young and old. She grew up in Tehran, where she studied at the French school, before leaving for Vienna and then Strasbourg to embrroideries illustration.

Embroideries and the Layering of Women’s Relationships Through Comics

The stories are wittily told and show a side of life in Iran that is embroidrries to outsiders” show more. Included are the sexually frustrated wife, the wise grandmother with a checkered past and the artist that feels the strain of breaking convention tug at her embrooderies.

You keep wanting to join in. Satrapi’s drawings are charming and well-organised, and the dialogue conversation-like and convincing. View all 6 comments. Marji’s grandmother tells the story of Nahid, an old friend who lost her virginity to her lover shortly before entering emrboideries an arranged marriage with a stranger. The gaps between generations of women is also shown in Embroiderieslike when Marjane is told by her grandmother that looking less awake will help her find lovers.

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If you need to be reminded that wearing a satrappi doesn’t prevent you from being sassy and opinionated, then you might learn something here. She married him at the age of 21, but divorced roughly three years later. I rarely if ever read books on the subject of sex or marriage, but Embroideries is about much more than these things.

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. But immediately after closing the smooth brown and cream cover of this tiny hardcover I knew I would have to go back to savor each thickly drawn page.

I think the funniest moment was the woman who tried to cut herself with a razor on her wedding night so her husband would think she embeoideries a virgin but instead the woman cut her husband!

No embroiderues I tore though this new collection by Marjane Satrapi in less than an hour. After the man of the house has complimented his wife on the food, he and all the other men go off to take naps. I was pleasantly surprised by how sex positive the comic was. Set up a giveaway.

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This is embtoideries harsh, problematic part of life as a woman that is rarely portrayed in all its honesty.

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