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

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I rarely if ever read books on the subject of sex or marriage, but Embroideries is about much more than these things.

Satrapi told of her experiences growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution.

As the blurb on the book says, these stories “will strike us as at once deeply familiar and profoundly different from our own” and I’m inclined to agree. Nonetheless, the comic lacked in depth and wasn’t as well put together as Persepolis. Young Marjane is sent off to prepare the samovar, while her mother, her aunt, her grandmother and their friends do the washing-up. Explore the Home Gift Guide. I wondered if the public library in my town might have some of her books on hand since they’ve just added in a collection of graphic novels upstairs for adult readers.

They’re sit back and relax in the afternoon while sipping a hot cup of tea. Buy the selected items together This item: More By and About This Author. Embroideries is a wonderfully funny graphic novel detailing the romantic lives of women in Iran.

Embroiderieshowever, couldn’t be a more different take on illustrating her own experiences. Ni buku kocak syekali ternyata, hiyahahaha. After an almost deadly bout of pneumonia, she returned to Iran.

This way, everyone is happy! Embroideries is appealing enough: This is a great gift to give to your best girl friend and then swap your own stories inspired by the ones of Marjane and her various friends and family members.

Seperti apa kata nenek Marji di akhir cerita “Begitulah yg namanya hidup! Share your thoughts with other customers.

Prior to reading this book the first time, I was unaware of how independent-thinking Iranian women are. Marjane Satrapi was born in in Rasht, Iran, and currently lives in Paris. I have actually not ready her other work that is so popular but plan to after having read this fantastic book on women in Iran.


Naturally, the subject turns to love, sex embroieries the vagaries of men.

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That these stories are veritas embroideriees what grants them their gravitas. But immediately after closing the smooth brown and cream cover of this tiny hardcover I knew I would have to go back to savor each thickly drawn page. About Embroideries From the best—selling author of Persepolis comes this gloriously entertaining and enlightening look into the sex lives of Iranian women.

In Embroideries the art was not as carefully done looked slapped together, too hectic at times as in her Persepolis series, but I still enjoyed the story.

Essentially, this is just meant to be a glimpse into the culture Satrapi has been immersed in and struggles with. She currently lives in Paris. Leggere “Taglia e cuci” trasporta il lettore normalmente escluso in quanto maschio e soprattutto la lettrice in un consesso in cui si parla e si sparla liberamente, si ride e si beve.

It merely narrates these thoughts as conversations aimed at the reader while offering no solutions, conclusions or judgments for the various issues discussed by its participants.

Embroideries starts out with Marjane Satrapi and her family and friends sitting down with their drinks to devote themselves to their favorite activity: Kimberly Reflections of a Book Addict http: More sadness that you’d have to take that small victory when you’re more likely stuck in a marriage that you didn’t and don’t want.

I also was unaware of the numerous tactics used to maintain this freedom in what is a very male-dominated society and when you learn what embroidery means By turns revealing and hilarious, these are stories about the lengths to which some women will go to find a man, keep a man or, most important, keep up appearances.

Full of surprises, this introduction to the private lives of some fascinating women, whose life stories and lovers will strike us as at once deeply familiar and profoundly different from our own, is sure to bring smiles of recognition to the faces of women everywhere—and to teach us all a thing or two. Don’t get us wrong: Who would not like to be a part of it or even get a glimpse of customs in Iran. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.


I picked up this book after reading Persepolis, which I felt examined a lot of issues in a surprisingly deep way.

Embroideries and the Layering of Women’s Relationships Through Comics

In this slice of an ” To speak behind others’ backs is to ventilate the soul. Dec 24, Malia rated it really liked it Shelves: A conversation over a cup of tea one afternoon in Tehran over sex and secrets being shared among the women in you family and neighbourhood. While the story left a lot to be desired, the drawings are wonderful. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

Reading this graphic novel was like being invited to tea with a group of Iranian women, except that the talk turned interestingly enough to arranged marriages, cheating husbands, and faking your virginity. That totally rubbed me the wrong way and left a bitter taste in my mouth.

So I wanted to read another one of her books. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

No doubt this book touches on the broad subject of feminism, which is, concern for women’s sa Marjane Satrapi is most embroideires my favorite emhroideries novel illustrator.

I would recommend the book only to Satrapi fans. No doubt this book touches on the broad subject of feminism, which is, concern for women’s sanctity of civil rights and for women to be understood as human beings.

If you multiply these kids by generation you have, I don’t know,princes [and princesses].