The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

The Complete Persepolis

Here, in one volume: Marjane Satrapi's best-selling, internationally acclaimed graphic memoir.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 home...

Details The Complete Persepolis

TitleThe Complete Persepolis
Release DateOct 30th, 2007
PublisherPantheon Books
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Nonfiction, Autobiography, Memoir, Biography

Reviews The Complete Persepolis

  • Patrick
    I sat down to read a little of this during lunch, and ended up sitting in the restaurant for an hour after I was done eating. Eventually I felt guilty and left, but my plans were shot for the afternoon, as all I could think about was finishing this book. I wish there were some mechanism on Goodreads to occasionally give a book more than five stars. Something to indicate when you think a book is more than merely excellent. Like for every 100 books...
  • Alejandro
    A masterpiece of graphic novels This edition as the name indicates, collects the complete run of “Persepolis”.Creative Team:Creator, Writer & Illustrator: Marjane Satrapi REVOLUTIONARY WORK I remember the days when we traveled around Europe, it was enough to carry an Iranian passport. They rolled out the red carpet. We were rich before. Now as soon as they learn our nationality, they go through everything, as though we were all terrorists. T...
  • Mohammed Arabey
    ألا يسقط يسقط الانقلابات العسكرية التي تنقلب لفاشية ديكتاتورية؟ألا يسقط يسقط الأنقلابات الملزقة بالأسلام "الأديان" التي تنقلب لفاشية ديكتاتورية؟ألا تسقط تسقط الفاشية الديكتاتورية؟هذا كان حال مرجان سترابي، فتاة صغيرة من أيران في 1979 وقصة عائلتها...
  • Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘
    ~Full review ~ 4.5 starsThings I didn't know before : The Complete Persepolis was originally written in French. Way to feel dumb as shit in the (French) bookstore, I assure you. Things I know now : Marjane Satrapi, as a French-Iranian, can't enter the US now. But hey, it's for your "security", all that shit.****** I just learned that French-Iranian had been authorized to go to the US with a Visa.Favorite quote from the whole collection : "As tim...
  • Manny
    Visiting Spain for a conference earlier this month, I impulsively decided to do something about my almost non-existent Spanish. I began by reading the Spanish edition of Le petit prince, which got me started nicely. Now I wanted to try something harder. I had in fact read Persepolis in French not long after it came out, but I remembered very little of it; this would be a proper test of whether I had actually learned anything. I was pleased to fin...
  • Lucy Langford
    4.5*****I wanted to be Justice, Love and the Wrath of God all in one.An incredibly funny, insightful and moving story told through the form of a graphic novel. This book serves as a memoir of the author, Marjane Satrapi. It is about a brave, young woman in 1980's Iran.This book highlights the struggles that the Iranian people have had to go through. The changes in their culture, the forming of an Islamic Revolution and its aftermath; Persepolis i...
  • Coffee&Quasars
    4.3 stars.This is an exceptionally charming, funny and real account of the Iranian revolution and its aftermath, through the eyes of a young woman who lived through much of it. I laughed, I cried, I learned things.
  • Marpapad
    Persepolis is a truly amazing graphic novel....
  • Mia Nauca
    Hace poco leí el cuento de la criada y me pareció un libro de distopía inconcebible en la actualidad. Sin embargo, leer Persépolis me ha abierto muchísimo la mente, para una mujer occidental es fácil olvidar la realidad que se vive en los países como Irán e Iraq que están sometidos a regímenes religiosos extremistas donde las mujeres no tienen ningún derecho. Ni siquiera pueden correr en público, maquillarse, enseñar los tobillos o l...
  • Rowena
    This was brilliant: a graphic novel depicting the coming-of-age of a young Iranian girl living in Iran during the Islamic Revolution, who is eventually sent to live in Austria for 4 years for her safety. It shows the horrors of living in a war-torn nation, as well as how terrifying it must be to live in a country run by religious fundamentalists/fanatics. The Muslim leaders recruited 14 year old boys in the war effort, closed down schools, target...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    The Complete Persepolis (Persepolis #1-4), Marjane Satrapi, Mattias Ripa (Translator Part I), Blake Ferris (Translator Part 2), Anjali Singh (Translator, Parts 3 and 4) Here, in one volume: Marjane Satrapi's best-selling, internationally acclaimed graphic memoir.تاریخ نخستین خوانش: ماه دسامبر سال 2008 میلادیا. شربیانی
  • Emily May
    I keep promising to write a full review for this but never get around to it. Basically, I read Persepolis for my Gendered Communities course and I think it's one of those rare reads that actually gets better when you study it for the historical, cultural and political context. There are depressingly few Middle Eastern women whose books are read on a large scale so the insight which Persepolis offers into this part of Iran's history is very import...
  • Casey
    Ugh. I am deeply ambivalent. First, I found the political side fascinating. If you're interested in Iran's history, the graphic novel format is really accessible. However, I really disliked Marjane. I feel a little guilty about this, as she's a real person. While she and her family were proud that she was outspoken, I found her rude and obnoxious. They believed she was raised to be "free." I certainly appreciate their hugely liberal views in such...
  • Nandakishore Varma
    Books such as this and The Complete Maus remind us how powerful the medium of "comics" is. It is not all Walt Disney and Tom and Jerry, folks.
  • Aubrey
    4.5/5My first memories of Iraq and Iran consist of mixing the names up, having nothing more than the vague knowledge from television talkers that someone was fighting someone and we, the United States, were fighting everyone. Persia was where my best friend in first grade was from, a place she once told me didn't exist anymore before she changed schools in third grade and we completely lost contact with each other. The intervening years between t...
  • Sara
    One of the things I loved about this book was Marjane's very individual voice and how it transformed from the start of the book when she is 10 to the end, when she is 22. Ten-year-old Marjane, by the way, is about the most awesome kid I have encountered in print. She reminded me of Harper Lee's Scout, except Marjane was cuter and more hilarious. Also, more political.Most readers are unlikely to be really conversant in 20th Iranian political histo...
  • Sercan Vatansever
    İdeolojik yapının nasıl değiştirilebileceğini, bir ülkede yönetimi halkın hiçbir şeye karışmasına fırsat vermeden sadece devlete bırakmanın ne demek olduğunu, erkek egemen toplumun insan hayatına karışmasının sonucunda nelerin kısıtlanacağını, bu kısıtlamalar doğrultusunda sanatın nasıl yok olacağını, din diye tutturup dini en çok suistimal edenlerin pisliklerini ve din ile toplumun nasıl uyutulabileceğini,...
  • Carlos De Eguiluz
    Marjane Satrapi nos cuenta su historia en "Persepolis", una poderosa autobiografía que transmite diversas y profundas emociones; nos introduce a un escenario caótico y dramático pero aún pudiendo tornar su obra depresiva y desolada, evita la victimización por medio del humor y algunas veces, el sarcasmo. Nos narra su perspectiva, y también su ideología que evoluciona constante y progresivamente conforme se avanza en la lectura.La historia ...
  • Doğan
    Satrapi'nin ülkesinin geçmişini (ve bugününü) okudum. Umarım ülkemin geleceğini okumamışımdır.
  • Piya
    "Nothing's worse than saying goodbye. It's a little like dying." My very first graphic memoir and wow… what a read ! Clever, funny and very informative .:). Marjane gives us a glimpse into the day to day life of someone living in an extremely oppressive regime, but she does it with so much humour and satire. I have so much love for her Grandma.I wish she had written a memoir too. "I have always thought that if women's hair posed so many problem...
  • F
    loved this
  • Matthew
    Graphic novel was the perfect medium for this story. I am not saying I would not have enjoyed it if it had been prose, but Satrapi's words and images together drew me in right away and I flew through the story. This is another important story from a region with lots of important stories to tell. The theme is that we are all people even though we are often defined by our government, media, religion, etc. We cannot truly know who someone is without...
  • Carlos Peguer
    Una de las mejores novelas gráficas que he leído. Pronto os hablaré más de ella en el canal, pero en resumen: me ha encantado, me he reído muchísimo y he aprendido un montón. 100% recomendada. ♥
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    I learnt so much reading this!Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes:- 41. A book about a major world event (The Islamic Revolution)
  • Cata
    Sem dúvida uma experiência diferente da primeira leitura. Vou ter que pensar melhor na classificação e escrever uma nova opinião. Ou revisão da opinião 1ª Opinião. *a ser revista*
  • Helen
    Persepolis is the memoir of Marjane Satrapi, who grew up in Iran during and after the years of the Iranian Revolution in an affluent middle class family. Given the setting you would expect this graphic novel to cover some seriously heavy subject matter, which it does, but it’s also surprisingly humorous and sprinkled with many light-hearted moments. For a book that deals with such dark themes and refers to so many character deaths, there is a s...
  • Adrianne Mathiowetz
    A question I heard a lot while I was reading this book was "how does it compare with Maus?" -- and if I were to answer that question, I would say, I suppose, that I thought that Maus was more compelling, with more classically heroic characters, detailed, careful artwork (and-I-mean-come-ON it was about the holocaust, haven't we all agreed that's the official trump card?) -- but I'm not sure that it actually makes much sense to compare this book w...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    There's so much I love about this graphic novel. It's both culturally relevant and impactful. It's both amusing and emotionally real. It's probably the single best book I read in middle school. This is so much more than just a politically relevant story. It's a story of one specific person in 1970s Iran, not of every Iranian woman, and it never tries to be everyone's story. Marjane Satrapi owns up to her mistakes in life, to her darker side. She ...
  • Calista
    Powerful and Honest. I didn't know a whole lot about Iranian history before this story. I knew the basics. Marjane's childhood was much different than mine. I have always wondered how people live through such long wars like they had too and it looks terrible.It almost reads like a dystopian novel with the repressive government. That has always felt so terrible to me. It seems against God to force people to conform when we are meant to be a garden...
  • Paula Fialho Silva
    É um livro fantástico que todos deveriam ler!