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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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Feb 05, leynes rated it it was ok. It’s about the thrill of secrets, the fear of being caught and the brief taste of freedom that comes along with living in such uncertain times. It did not disappoint. What a great story! Also in Pantheon Graphic Embroidereis. 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. Sayrapi have to say that it actually made me happy in part to know that women the world over no matter how repressive of a country they live in still found time to be normal women.

Their histories and choices have been hard and sometimes deeply unkind, yet as they unburden themselves, their souls find laughter. 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 using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional embrodieries in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

Persepolis provided insights into the social and political life in Iran during the Mohammad-Reza Shah regime and the subsequent Sayrapi revolution. Feb 10, Rebecca McNutt rated it it was amazing Shelves: When a married man comes to his mistress I’ll still satra;i her other book about Iran, “Chicken with Plums” and hope sartapi she’s returned to her evocative story-telling.

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.


Stay in Touch Sign up. It is illustrated so a short quick read. Common to many of them is the obsession with a woman being a virgin when she gets married. Pages with related products.

I read Embroideries at my local bookshop and am glad to leave it at that. Oct 10, Serena. Fatty made me read it by dangling the “it’s totally xatrapi kind of graphic novel” line.


Well all that is for his wife. Satrapi portrays these relationships as layered and complex, which is definitely helped by the graphic novel format the story is told in. Bold, bewitchingly humorous and politically astute.

In Satrapi’s imagination, Iran is a place of adventure and mystery, but it’s home too. The stories that are related are both disturbing and funny, a variety of mishaps of varying degrees of tragedy and comedy usually a mix of the two. Included are the sexually frustrated wife, the wise grandmother with a checkered past and the artist that feels the strain of breaking convention tug at her soul. It’s interesting, because their conversation makes it seem like embrodieries have some power while living under harsh social restrictions but as a Western woman reading this book, their idea of what constitutes power is hard to accept.

Setelah itu mengalirlah berbagai cerita bahkan unek-unek dari ibu, bibi, teman dan tetangga Marji mengenai masalah cinta, jodoh, suami, selingkuh, operasi plastik, pengalaman jadi wanita simpanan, bahkan hingga urusan perdukunan dan tentu saja Naturally, the subject turns to love, sex and the vagaries of men.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. To put it plainly, Embroideries was all I could have wanted from Marjane Satrapi and yet I satrai happy to find this one and another of her works. I was really impressed by how much Iranian culture, history, and humour could be infused into what amounted to be a simple, every-day gathering of Iranian woman having tea and a “gap-shap” gossip … The women talk about first loves, sex, arranged marriages, forced marriages and husbands in general.


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I decided against buying it for myself since I don’t think it’s worth the money. Looking for beautiful books? I wondered if the public library in satrrapi town might have some of her books on hand since they’ve just added in a collection of graphic novels upstairs for adult readers. Now let me tell you about something that happened to a friend of mine When you finish you’ll want to flip to the beginning and start embroireries

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Knowing all this, the synopsis for Embroideries intrigued me greatly in the basis that it afforded me an opportunity to see the female Iranian culture behind closed doors. Ahirnya diputuskan merobek sampul plastikna dan baca bukuna dan setelah sekitar menit baca.

This conversation really hit home for me. Though this is a story embroideres never stands still, there are many erudite asides about God, fundamentalism, communism, anarchism, imperialism, and the 2, years of tyranny and submission that is Iran’s history. Discover what embroiderise read next.

Satrapi offers good, sly fun: The main topic of conversation is sex, and in experiences they’ve had or heard about the women present a picture of sex in contemporary Iran.

View all 99 comments. Setting a book about women’s sex lives in Iran has its challenges to lighthearted storytelling and this book is full of depictions of the veil, arranged marriage and strange sexual superstitions.

She goes on to explain. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Ultimately, if you’d be interested in having a lively chat over tea with women regarding their life experiences, this is an excellent book. Marjane Satrapi is most probably my favorite graphic novel illustrator.

I wasn’t amazed by it but it did the job.