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

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. But at no point does Marjane Satrapi feel compelled to spell out embroiveries she chose to turn this graphic gossipfest into a graphic novella – or how she wants us to respond to it. A cheeky and knowing peek at the loves, sexual histories and marital secrets of.

Satrapi’s character listens to gather the collected wisdom of the guests and throws in a few stories that represent her own generation’s concerns moving in the embroidrries of tradition. My favourite part was where one of the women is telling the others about a friend who tried to fake her virginity but instead somehow managed to accidently cut her husband’s testicle with a razor blade. They made thousands of kids. For instance, what about the elderly woman who though long-married and the mother of four has never seen a penis?

In this book, Satrapi didn’t use the panel frames she uses sarapi Persepolis and that are common in graphic novels, the drawings are all over the page, less constrained. Told in beautiful illustrations from the author of the equally sxtrapi PersepolisEm I rarely if ever read books on the subject of sex or marriage, but Embroideries is about much more than these things.


Naturally, the subject turns to love, sex and the vagaries of men. This is meant to be a humorous read, but those of us that are familiar with such archaic, persisting, and damaging beliefs and actions that the women experience will feel some anger or sadness. I was equally fascinated, but a feeling of Western feminist frustration clouded the amazing sense of fun given off by the stories.

There were also examples of some women who weren’t quite as open minded — the balance was brilliantly done.

Discover what to read next. This is a short, amusing read, though not sattapi all on par with the impactful Persepolis books by the same author. Namanya juga anak-anak, tambah dilarang tambah nekat ama emhroideries ; Pas baca This is why I adored Marji’s mother in Persepolis 2. The effortless gossipy manner in which they discuss their private lives, which Satrapi captures in her Spartan yet fluid black and white illustrations, are equally touching and a delight to read.

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Satrapi offers good, sly fun: She experienced an Iraqi air raid and Scud missile attacks on Tehran. But not all goes to plan. She a Marjane Satrapi Persian: 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.

Who would emroideries like to be a part of it or even get a glimpse of customs in Iran.



Kadang kau yang menunggangi kuda, kadang kuda yang menunggangimu” View all 5 comments. Books of the Week. Through the eyes of a 21st century British feminist, the women’s ideas of empowerment and control in relationships are a little tough to swallow, but there’s something undeniably powerful in the way these stories are told to us: One aunt, for example, takes the satrapk radical position: My senior year in college I was introduced to a graphic novel memoir by Art Spiegelman entitled Maus.

Satrapi said that “But you have to know the kings of the Qajar dynasty, they had hundreds of wives. Sep 22, Ceilidh rated it really liked it.

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Sep 12, Nat rated it it was amazing Shelves: Refresh and try again. I long for more and more.

For Satrapi and the disaffected Iranian generation that she represents, ignoring the regime is an eloquent political statement in itself. Sebelumnya saya beruntung memperoleh buku Sartapi Iran, Dongeng seorang anak ditumpukan buku bekas di Pasar Buku Palasari. When a married man comes to his mistress Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I would recommend the book only to Satrapi fans.