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Her most famous works are the comic book Persepolis and its film adaptation , and Chicken with Plums. Satrapi was born in Rasht , Iran. When the Iranian Revolution took place in , they were oppressed by the Muslim fundamentalists who took power. During her youth, Marjane was exposed to the growing brutalities of the various regimes.

Many of her family friends were persecuted, arrested, and even murdered. She found a hero in her paternal uncle, Anoosh, who had been a political prisoner and lived in exile in the Soviet Union for a time. Young Marjane greatly admired her uncle, and he in turn doted on her, treating her more as a daughter than a niece. Once back in Iran, Anoosh was arrested again and sentenced to death. Anoosh was only allowed one visitor the night before his execution, and he requested Marjane.

His body was buried in an unmarked grave in the prison. Although her parents encouraged Marjane to be strong-willed and defend her rights, they grew concerned for Marjane's safety. Barely in her teens by this time, she was skirting trouble with police for disregarding modesty codes and buying music banned by the regime. Eventually, she was homeless and lived on the streets for three months, until she was hospitalized for an almost deadly bout of pneumonia. Upon recovery, she returned to Iran.

She studied visual communication, eventually obtaining a master's degree from Islamic Azad University in Tehran. Satrapi married Reza, a veteran of the Iran—Iraq War , when she was 21, whom she later divorced.

She then moved to Strasbourg , France. Her parents told her that Iran was no longer the place for her, and encouraged her to stay in Europe permanently. Satrapi is married to Mattias Ripa, a Swedish national. They live in Paris. Satrapi became famous worldwide because of her critically acclaimed autobiographical graphic novels , originally published in French in four parts in — and in English translation in two parts in and , respectively, as Persepolis and Persepolis 2 , which describe her childhood in Iran and her adolescence in Europe.

In , Chicago schools were ordered by the district to remove Persepolis from classrooms because of the work's graphic language and violence. This incited protests and controversy. Comics Alliance listed Satrapi as one of 12 women cartoonists deserving of lifetime achievement recognition.

Satrapi prefers the term "comic books" to "graphic novels. Change it to 'graphic novel' and that disappears. No: it's all comics. Persepolis was adapted into an animated film of the same name.

However, the Iranian government denounced the film and got it dropped from the Bangkok International Film Festival. Satrapi and Paronnaud continued their successful collaboration with a second film, a live-action adaptation of Chicken with Plums , released in late Curie was merely her surname by marriage to Pierre, by convention of that era. She patriotically named her second discovered element as Polonium in honour of her country of birth.

The film title is Radioactive. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Iranian-French graphic novelist, cartoonist, illustrator, film director, and children's book author. For the jurisdiction of an ancient Persian governor, see Satrap. Satrapi at the Cannes Film Festival. Retrieved 8 December The Washington Post.

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The time: the early s. The place: a well-appointed house in Tehran. A formal luncheon party is just coming to an end. After the man of the house has complimented his wife on the food, he and all the other men go off to take naps. Young Marjane is sent off to prepare the samovar, while her mother, her aunt, her grandmother and their friends do the washing-up. Only when the women have retired to the sitting room to enjoy their teas are they ready for the most important business of the day: gossip.



Amazon wishlist. Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi. Our Assessment: B : nicely drawn, some decent stories, but too simple and simplistic. Please note that these ratings solely represent the complete review 's biased interpretation and subjective opinion of the actual reviews and do not claim to accurately reflect or represent the views of the reviewers. Similarly the illustrative quotes chosen here are merely those the complete review subjectively believes represent the tenor and judgment of the review as a whole. We acknowledge and remind and warn you that they may, in fact, be entirely unrepresentative of the actual reviews by any other measure.


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After a hearty lunch in Tehran, the men go off to sleep while the women wash the dishes. Marji prepares the samovar, steeping the tea for the proper forty-five minutes. She serves the older women in the drawing room, and thus begins an Olympic bout of trashtalking, Iranian style. The scene is Tehran in the early s. Marji, the child narrator of Marjane Satrapi's powerful cartoon novel, Persepolis, is now a young woman in her early twenties. Satrapi has a keen eye for the deceptions that men and women practice on one another in a society poised uneasily between tradition and modernity. Marji's grandmother tells the story of Nahid, an old friend who lost her virginity to her lover shortly before entering into an arranged marriage with a stranger.

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