Persepolis Comic Chronicles Life Through the Iranian Revolution and Iran-Iraq War
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 21, 2003 - 12:51
The NY Times has an article on Marjane Satrapi's comic book memoir, "Persepolis," which was published in an American edition last month by Pantheon. Her story has sold more than 120,000 copies in France and has been translated from French into six languages; it recently won the Fernando Buesa Blanco Peace Prize in Spain. The American edition combines the first two volumes of this four-part series, which uses woodcutlike drawings with touches of classical Persian art to set Ms. Satrapi's childhood against the backdrop of Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution and its eight-year war with Iraq.