The Complete Persepolis

The Complete Persepolis
Author by: Marjane Satrapi
Release: 2008-05-09
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 341
ISBN: 1435276256
Language: un
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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.

The Complete Persepolis

The Complete Persepolis
Author by: Marjane Satrapi
Release: 2007
Editor: Pantheon Books
Pages: 341
ISBN: UOM:39076002833734
Language: un
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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.

Persepolis 2

Persepolis 2
Author by: Marjane Satrapi
Release: 2009-07-01
Editor: Everbind
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0784817669
Language: en
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Biography, autobiography, and memoir is among the best ways to teach students to appreciate nonfiction reading.

Persepolis 2

Persepolis 2
Author by: Marjane Satrapi
Release: 2004
Editor: Pantheon
Pages: 187
ISBN: 9780375422881
Language: en
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The great-granddaughter of Iran's last emperor and the daughter of ardent Marxists continues her description of growing up in Tehran--a country plagued by political upheaval and vast contradictions between public and private life. 50,000 first printing.

Persepolis 2

Persepolis 2
Author by: Marjane Satrapi
Release: 2005
Editor: Pantheon
Pages: 187
ISBN: 9780375714665
Language: un
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The great-granddaughter of Iran's last emperor and the daughter of ardent Marxists continues her description of growing up in Tehran, a country plagued by political upheaval and vast contradictions between public and private life, in a memoir told in the form of a graphic novel. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

Culture as Weapon

Culture as Weapon
Author by: Nato Thompson
Release: 2017-01-17
Editor: Melville House
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781612195742
Language: en
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One of the country's leading activist curators explores how corporations and governments have used art and culture to mystify and manipulate us. The production of culture was once the domain of artists, but beginning in the early 1900s, the emerging fields of public relations, advertising and marketing transformed the way the powerful communicate with the rest of us. A century later, the tools are more sophisticated than ever, the onslaught more relentless. In Culture as Weapon, acclaimed curator and critic Nato Thompson reveals how institutions use art and culture to ensure profits and constrain dissent--and shows us that there are alternatives. An eye-opening account of the way advertising, media, and politics work today, Culture as Weapon offers a radically new way of looking at our world.

Embroideries

Embroideries
Author by: Marjane Satrapi
Release: 2010-07-06
Editor: Random House
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781407016795
Language: en
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From the bestselling author of Persepolis comes this humorous and enlightening look at the sex lives of Iranian women. Embroideries gathers together Marjane's tough-talking grandmother, stoic mother, glamorous and eccentric aunt and their friends and neighbours for an afternoon of tea-drinking and talk. Naturally, the subject turns to loves, sex and vagaries of men...

The Complete Persepolis

The Complete Persepolis
Author by: Marjane Satrapi
Release: 2015
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:1012156551
Language: un
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Munnu A Boy From Kashmir

Munnu  A Boy From Kashmir
Author by: Malik Sajad
Release: 2015-06-18
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780007513734
Language: en
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SUMMARY:

A beautifully drawn graphic novel that illuminates the conflicted land of Kashmir, through a young boy’s childhood.

If I Ran the Zoo

If I Ran the Zoo
Author by: Dr. Seuss
Release: 2014
Editor: Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9780385379052
Language: en
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SUMMARY:

Gerald tells of the very unusual animals he would add to the zoo, if he were in charge.

From Rufio to Zuko

From Rufio to Zuko
Author by: Dante Basco
Release: 2019-11-04
Editor: SCB Distributors
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781945649448
Language: en
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From Rufio to Zuko is a personal examination of the upbringing, culture, and work of Dante Basco. Basco ruminates on the formative power of his Filipino-American heritage, his family, the dynamics that evolved throughout his career, and his experiences behind playing a couple of America's most popular characters.

The Sigh

The Sigh
Author by: Marjane Satrapi
Release: 2011-12-07
Editor: Archaia
Pages: 56
ISBN: 1936393468
Language: en
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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.

Chicken with Plums

Chicken with Plums
Author by: Marjane Satrapi
Release: 2006
Editor: Pantheon
Pages: 84
ISBN: 9780375714757
Language: en
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The author relates the story of her great-uncle, Nasser Ali Khan, one of Iran's most acclaimed musicians, who discovers that his beloved instrument has been irrevocably damaged and renounces the world, its pleasures, and life itself.

After Birth

After Birth
Author by: Elisa Albert
Release: 2015-02-17
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780544273733
Language: en
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In snowy upstate New York, Ari, a struggling mother of a one-year-old, and Mina, a nine-months-pregnant woman who is new to town, become comrades-in-arms.

Quicklet on Marjane Satrapi s Persepolis CliffNotes like Summary

Quicklet on Marjane Satrapi s Persepolis  CliffNotes like Summary
Author by: Natacha Pavlov
Release: 2012-02-24
Editor: Hyperink Inc
Pages: 31
ISBN: 9781614641643
Language: en
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ABOUT THE BOOK Satrapi enjoyed the art of both writing and drawing and felt combining them were better than choosing one or the other. This is how, “inspired, Satrapi created a book of black-and-white comic strips about living in Tehran from ages six to 14,” (www.noteablebiographies.com) and then wrote a second volume chronicling her events in Austria from 14 up until her return to Iran at age 18, ending with her college years at 25. Since Persepolis was originally written in French, it “was published in France in two volumes in 2000 and 2001,” and eventually “appeared in the United States in 2003 and 2004.” (www.noteablebiographies.com) In 2007, The Complete Persepolis was published in a single volume, combining Persepolis 1: The Story of a Childhood and Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return. The books can either be purchased as single volumes or as ‘one’ volume combining both stories. MEET THE AUTHOR A current San Francisco Bay Area resident, Natacha Pavlov has been an avid reader and writer since her early years spent growing up in Brussels, Belgium. She earned her B.A. in Comparative World Literature from San Francisco State University and constantly flirts with the notion of earning her Master’s/PhD someday. She has French-English non-profit translation experience and looks forward to increasing her writing through various platforms in the near future. Although the list keeps growing, she has interest in reading and writing about classics, mythology (of any/all traditions), horror/gothic fiction, 18th and 19th century French novels, Middle Eastern history and politics (particularly Palestine-Israel) and early Christianity. Fueled by her culturally diverse heritage, her educational and personal interests have led her to engage in extensive travel and to live in places such as Paris, France and Jerusalem, Israel. Amidst all, pens, papers and books have always proven loyal companions. And she won’t lie... chocolate has always helped too! She strives to keep exploring the world through books as well as further travel experiences that will ensure continued growth. You can read about some of her experiences in Jerusalem at www.aneasterinjerusalem.blogspot.com. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Iranians are very unhappy with the Shah’s rule, leading many people to protest. Ever ready to stand up for what was right, Marjane is always pleading to join her parents in political demonstrations, which they refuse due to her young age. However, we find that Satrapi can also have a rebellious side, as proven in the incident in which she has her maid Mehri accompany her to a demonstration on the worst day they could’ve gone: Black Friday. Indeed, Marjane’s mother slaps them both when they return home, as this was the day when so many people had died in one neighborhood that a rumor spread that it was Israeli soldiers who had attacked them, when indeed it had been their own who attacked. (Persepolis 1, pg. 38-39) Things start to look up when the Shah finally leaves his post, overthrown by the 1979 Islamic Revolution, leading the whole country to rejoice. Marjane meets two political prisoners who are released after the Shah’s departure: two Communists named Siamak and Moshen. Buy a copy to keep reading!

A History of Iran

A History of Iran
Author by: Michael Axworthy
Release: 2016-05-24
Editor: Basic Books
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780465098774
Language: en
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Iran is a land of contradictions. It is an Islamic republic, but one in which only 1.4 percent of the population attend Friday prayers. IranÕs religious culture encompasses the most censorious and dogmatic ShiÕa Muslim clerics in the world, yet its poetry insistently dwells on the joys of life: wine, beauty, sex. Iranian women are subject to one of the most restrictive dress codes in the Islamic world, but make up nearly 60 percent of the student population of the nationÕs universities. In A History of Iran, acclaimed historian Michael Axworthy chronicles the rich history of this complex nation from the Achaemenid Empire of sixth century B.C. to the present-day Islamic Republic. In engaging prose, this revised editionÊexplains the military, political, religious, and cultural forces that have shaped one of the oldest continuing civilizations in the world, bringing us up modern times. Concluding with an assessment of the immense changes the nation has undergone since the revolution in 1979, including a close look at IranÕs ongoing attempts to become a nuclear power, A History of Iran offers general readers an essential guide to understanding this volatile nation, which is once again at the center of the worldÕs attention.

Summary of Educated By Tara Westover Free book by QuickRead com

Summary of  Educated  By Tara Westover   Free book by QuickRead com
Author by: QuickRead,Lea Schullery
Release: 2021
Editor: QuickRead.com
Pages: 329
ISBN:
Language: en
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Want more free books like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries. The captivating memoir of a woman who grew up isolated from society, abused by her family, and despite zero childhood education, she broke the restraints of her father’s twisted worldly views and earned her Ph.D. at Cambridge and Harvard University. Born on a rural farm in Idaho to strict Mormon parents, Tara Westover spent her childhood and teen years working in her father’s junkyard and helping her mother create herbal medicine while attending a small, devout church. Tara’s parents were skeptical of public education, medical institutions, and the government’s role in the lives of its citizens. This skepticism led to their self-sufficient lifestyle, homeschooling their children and even tending to serious burns and injuries with herbal remedies. Plagued with physical and emotional violence, Tara’s household became a space filled with turmoil and brutality. As Tara grew older, she gained a curiosity about the world beyond her family and set out to receive higher education. Going against her father’s wishes, Tara attended Brigham Young University, a Mormon college in Utah, and eventually went on to study at Cambridge University and complete a fellowship at Harvard. As Tara continued her education, her home life became more abusive and violent, eventually forcing her to make the difficult decision to choose between her family and education.

The Secret to Superhuman Strength

The Secret to Superhuman Strength
Author by: Alison Bechdel
Release: 2021-05-04
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780544385788
Language: en
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From the author of Fun Home, a profoundly affecting graphic memoir of Bechdel's lifelong love affair with exercise, set against a hilarious chronicle of fitness fads in our times Comics and cultural superstar Alison Bechdel delivers a deeply layered story of her fascination, from childhood to adulthood, with every fitness craze to come down the pike: from Jack LaLanne in the 60s ("Outlandish jumpsuit! Cantaloupe-sized guns!") to the existential oddness of present-day spin class. Readers will see their athletic or semi-active pasts flash before their eyes through an ever-evolving panoply of running shoes, bicycles, skis, and sundry other gear. But the more Bechdel tries to improve herself, the more her self appears to be the thing in her way. She turns for enlightenment to Eastern philosophers and literary figures, including Beat writer Jack Kerouac, whose search for self-transcendence in the great outdoors appears in moving conversation with the author’s own. This gifted artist and not-getting-any-younger exerciser comes to a soulful conclusion. The secret to superhuman strength lies not in six-pack abs, but in something much less clearly defined: facing her own non-transcendent but all-important interdependence with others. A heartrendingly comic chronicle for our times.

The Persepolis Project

The Persepolis Project
Author by: John L. Kirkhoff
Release: 1999-10-01
Editor: Four Seasons Pub
Pages: 145
ISBN: 1891929283
Language: en
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Moving from London to Amsterdam, Paris, and Tehran, a novel of conflict and struggle centers around a prize of one hundred million dollars.

Lon Chaney Speaks

Lon Chaney Speaks
Author by: Pat Dorian
Release: 2020
Editor: Pantheon
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781524747435
Language: en
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A stunning graphic debut: the life of the legendary silent-film actor Lon Chaney (the original Phantom of the Opera and Hunchback of Notre Dame), as imagined by an artist whose work recalls the style and skill of early-era New Yorker cartoonists. From the artist: 'No one will ever love me!' I believe it was this near-universal fear that makes Lon Chaney's characters continue to resonate with us today. On their surface, most of them are distinctly unlikeable: they are monsters, outcasts, criminals. But through his unique magic, Chaney makes them empathetic. He pioneered the craft of makeup artist long before that term ever existed, and he used his expertise to hide himself from public view--what if nobody loved him? PART OF THE PANTHEON GRAPHIC LIBRARY