Persepolis

Persepolis Author
ISBN-10 0375422307
Year 2003
Pages 153
Language en
Publisher Pantheon
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The great-granddaughter of Iran's last emperor and the daughter of ardent Marxists describes growing up in Tehran in a country plagued by political upheaval and vast contraditions between public and private life.

The Complete Persepolis

The Complete Persepolis Author Marjane Satrapi
ISBN-10 0375714839
Year 2007
Pages 341
Language en
Publisher Pantheon Books
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Collects a groundbreaking two-part graphic memoir, in which the great-granddaughter of Iran's last emperor and the daughter of ardent Marxists describes growing up in Tehran, a country plagued by political upheaval and vast contradictions between public and private life. Original. 50,000 first printing.

Embroideries

Embroideries Author Marjane Satrapi
ISBN-10 9780375714672
Year 2005
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Pantheon
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A collection of stories and anecdotes, told in the form of a graphic novel, reveals the love and sex lives of a group of women as revealed during an afternoon of conversation and tea-drinking in which the author's grandmother, mother, eccentric aunt, and friends share their thoughts on sex, love, and the peculiarities of Iranian men. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.

Thirst

Thirst Author Mahmoud Dowlatabadi
ISBN-10 9781612193014
Year 2014-08-12
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Melville House
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“Dowlatabadi draws a detailed, realist picture of Iranian life . . . in language that is complex and lyrical.” —The Financial Times In the midst of the Iran–Iraq War, an Iraqi journalist is given a tour of a military prison. The Major in charge of the camp informs the writer of what is expected: he is to write a fabricated report about a murder that has occurred in the camp, with the aim of demoralizing Iranian soldiers. Reluctant to write the report, the writer spends a long night talking and drinking with the Major and detailing a work of fiction he is composing about a group of soldiers trapped on a hill, dying of thirst as they battle for a water tank with a group of enemy soldiers perched on the opposite hill. The tank remains undamaged, but neither group has a hope of reaching it without being killed. In a narrative riddled with surreal images, shifting perspectives, and dark humor, Mahmoud Dowlatabadi—widely acknowledged as the most important living Iranian writer—offers a kaleidoscopic portrait of the warring countries as he questions the meaning of national identity and does something that has been nearly impossible to do in Iran for the last century: tell a true story. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Persepolis I II

Persepolis I   II Author Marjane Satrapi
ISBN-10 9781407070759
Year 2008-09-04
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Random House
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CHOSEN BY EMMA WATSON FOR 'OUR SHARED SHELF' FEMINIST BOOK CLUB The Story of a Childhood and The Story of a Return The intelligent and outspoken child of radical Marxists, and the great-grandaughter of Iran's last emperor, Satrapi bears witness to a childhood uniquely entwined with the history of her country. Persepolis paints an unforgettable portrait of daily life in Iran and of the bewildering contradictions between home life and public life. This is a beautiful and intimate story full of tragedy and humour - raw, honest and incredibly illuminating.

          Author Craig Thompson
ISBN-10 9780375424144
Year 2011
Pages 655
Language en
Publisher Pantheon
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A graphic tale by the author of Blankets follows the relationship between two refugee child slaves who are thrown together by circumstance and who struggle to make a place for themselves in a world fueled by fear and vice, in a visual parable that touches on themes of cultural divisions and the shared heritage of Christianity and Islam.

The Sigh

The Sigh Author Marjane Satrapi
ISBN-10 1936393468
Year 2011-12-07
Pages 56
Language en
Publisher Archaia
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From the author of Persepolis, comes this illustrated fairy tale. Rose is one of three daughters of a rich merchant who always brings gifts for his girls from the market. One day Rose asks for the seed of a blue bean, but he fails to find one for her. She lets out a sigh in resignation, and her sigh attracts the Sigh, a mysterious being that brings the seed she desired to the merchant. But every debt has to be paid, and every gift has a price, and the Sigh returns a year later to take the merchant's daughter to a secret and distant palace.

Maus

Maus Author Art Spiegelman
ISBN-10 9780679406419
Year 1997-01
Pages 295
Language en
Publisher Pantheon
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In a world where Jews are mice, Germans are Cats and the Polish are pigs, a son documents his parents' experience during the Holocaust and his relationship with his father.

Less

Less Author Andrew Sean Greer
ISBN-10 9780316316149
Year 2017-07-18
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Lee Boudreaux Books
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A breakout romantic comedy by the bestselling author of five critically acclaimed novels Who says you can't run away from your problems? You are a failed novelist about to turn fifty. A wedding invitation arrives in the mail: your boyfriend of the past nine years is engaged to someone else. You can't say yes--it would be too awkward--and you can't say no--it would look like defeat. On your desk are a series of invitations to half-baked literary events around the world. QUESTION: How do you arrange to skip town? ANSWER: You accept them all. What would possibly go wrong? Arthur Less will almost fall in love in Paris, almost fall to his death in Berlin, barely escape to a Moroccan ski chalet from a Saharan sandstorm, accidentally book himself as the (only) writer-in-residence at a Christian Retreat Center in Southern India, and encounter, on a desert island in the Arabian Sea, the last person on Earth he wants to face. Somewhere in there: he will turn fifty. Through it all, there is his first love. And there is his last. Because, despite all these mishaps, missteps, misunderstandings and mistakes, Less is, above all, a love story. A scintillating satire of the American abroad, a rumination on time and the human heart, a bittersweet romance of chances lost, by an author The New York Times has hailed as "inspired, lyrical," "elegiac," "ingenious," as well as "too sappy by half," Less shows a writer at the peak of his talents raising the curtain on our shared human comedy.

Epileptic

Epileptic Author David B.
ISBN-10 9780224079204
Year 2006
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Random House
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The most acclaimed European graphic novel of the last ten years, Epileptic is David B.'s story of his brother's battle with epilepsy - but it turns into a penetrating and sometimes lacerating self-examination on the author's part, as he delves into his own complex emotions and his family's troubled history, as well as his own youthful fantasy life. Particularly pointed is his description of the family journey from one attempted cure to another, including acupuncture, spiritualism and macrobiotics. David B.'s drawing is utterly extraordinary, balancing literal representation and expressionist psychological distortion.

Arabian Jazz

Arabian Jazz Author Diana Abu-Jaber
ISBN-10 0393324222
Year 2003
Pages 374
Language en
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
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Jordanian immigrant Matussem Ramoud and his two daughters live in a poor, mostly white town in upstate New York, where "ethnics" are few and far between, in this story about the individual search for self and for home. A first novel. Reprint.

The Graphic Novel Classroom

The Graphic Novel Classroom Author Maureen Bakis
ISBN-10 9781629140889
Year 2014-08-05
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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Every teacher knows that keeping adolescents interested in learning can be challenging—The Graphic Novel Classroom overcomes that challenge. In these pages, you will learn how to create your own graphic novel in order to inspire students and make them love reading. Create your own superhero to teach reading, writing, critical thinking, and problem solving! Secondary language arts teacher Maureen Bakis discovered this powerful pedagogy in her own search to engage her students. Amazingly successful results encouraged Bakis to provide this learning tool to other middle and high school teachers so that they might also use this foolproof method to inspire their students. Readers will learn how to incorporate graphic novels into their classrooms in order to: Teach twenty-first-century skills such as interpretation of content and form Improve students’ writing and visual comprehension Captivate both struggling and proficient students in reading Promote authentic literacy learning Develop students’ ability to create in multiple formats This all-encompassing resource includes teaching and learning models, text-specific detailed lesson units, and examples of student work. An effective, contemporary way to improve learning and inspire students to love reading, The Graphic Novel Classroom is the perfect superpower for every teacher of adolescent students!

Documentary Graphic Novels and Social Realism

Documentary Graphic Novels and Social Realism Author Jeff Adams
ISBN-10 3039113623
Year 2008
Pages 214
Language en
Publisher Peter Lang
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This book analyses graphic novels which document social crises. It demonstrates that artists' documentary use of this medium is a form of social realism, inextricably bound up with politics and ideology. Theoretical and visual approaches are employed throughout, introducing the principal themes of the graphic novels under scrutiny: political realism, visual documentary, traumatic childhood, ethnic discrimination, state oppression, and military occupation. The key works examined are Keiji Nakazawa's "Barefoot Gen," Joe Sacco's "Palestine," Marjane Satrapi's "Persepolis," W.G. Sebald's "Emigrants "and Art Spiegelman's "Maus." Innovative techniques, radical methods of depiction, sequence and text organisation are analysed throughout to explain how the authors use visual realism to represent these social crises. The book is well illustrated as a visual support for its exploration of this emerging and vital documentary medium.

Monsters Are Afraid of the Moon

Monsters Are Afraid of the Moon Author Marjane Satrapi
ISBN-10 9781582347448
Year 2006-09-05
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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When Marie brings the moon into her bedroom, it scares away the monsters who have tormented her but also causes problems which only the village cats can help solve.

A Reader s Guide to Marjane Satrapi s Persepolis

A Reader s Guide to Marjane Satrapi s Persepolis Author Heather Lee Schroeder
ISBN-10 0766031667
Year 2010-01-01
Pages 152
Language en
Publisher Enslow Publishers, Inc.
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"An introduction to Marjane Satrapi's graphic novel Persepolis for high school students, which includes biographical background on the author, explanations of various literary devices and techniques, and literary criticism for the novice reader"--Provided by publisher.