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 have actually not ready her other work that is so popular but plan to after having read this fantastic book on women in Iran. Books of the Week. Little talking heads tell the emnroideries in short paragraphs and mix with larger drawings and the effect of a many-voiced conversation is very well done.

Learn starapi about Amazon Giveaway. Oct 10, Serena. A good book indeed, but misses the mark if you view it in the light of Satrapi’s other works. She currently lives in Paris. Customers who bought this item also bought.

Review Text “Satrapi’s drawings are sparing and highly stylised; she is able to render nuances of expression with simple, bold strokes I found myself laughing out loud several times, especially when the women are discussing the male anatomy.

It would be a good discussion starter for a book club or a parent broaching the subject of love, romance and courtship to young women. Chicken with Plums Pantheon Graphic Library. I really did feel like I was sitting with Marji and the other Iranian women sharing personal struggles, secrets, heartbreak and tea.

Find more reviews and bookish fun at http: Similarly the illustrative quotes chosen here are merely those the complete review subjectively believes represent the tenor and judgment of the review as a whole. I enjoyed this little book very much and would recommend it to most – as long as you have a sense of humor and don’t mind people discussing sex and the naked body. The older women discuss what they’ve done to become sexy and powerful and the discussion turns toward plastic surgery.

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Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Or maybe the tight bond formed through their catharsis renders them refreshed and immune to the intrusion of men? See and discover other items: Why don’t we behave as Westerners do!?

Embroideries and the Layering of Women’s Relationships Through Comics

I rarely if ever read books on the subject of sex or marriage, but Embroideries is about much more than these things. For example, when one of the women bursts into tears, the women are eager to hear her story perhaps to console her but also to know what the gossip is. Refresh and try again. An amusing portrayal of independent women taking life in stride. It is left for the reader to think about. Leggere “Taglia e cuci” trasporta il lettore normalmente escluso in quanto maschio e soprattutto la lettrice in un consesso in satrrapi si parla e si sparla liberamente, si ride e si beve.

I have the freedom to be what I want to be, say what I want to say, and love who I want to love. Return to Book Page.

More By and About This Author. Reading this book was like getting a tiny but intimate glimpse into the sztrapi of Iranian women and realizing that they are just like American women in many ways.

Motivations are complex like that: Marji, the child narrator of Marjane Satrapi’s powerful cartoon novel, Persepolis, is now a young woman in her early twenties.

I believe that an entire nation should not be judged by the wrongdoings of a few extremists. Purchase for yourself purchase for friends. 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. Explore the Home Gift Guide. I had to laugh out loud numerous times at how unabashed and real some of the dialogue was. That being said, it’s an satgapi read and gives a glimpse of Iranian culture among women.


Embroideries (Pantheon Graphic Library): Marjane Satrapi: : Books

This slight follow-up to Satrapi’s acclaimed Persepolis books explores the lives of Iranian women young and old. She grew embroidedies in Tehran, where she studied at the French school, before leaving for Vienna and then Strasbourg to study illustration.

Naturally, the subject turns to loves, sex and vagaries of men.

The ridiculousness of the prevalent sexual mores is self-evident, but Satrapi also does little to explore either the reasons for these or the implications embroidderies other possible attitudes. We are experiencing technical difficulties. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


Book ratings by Goodreads. Full of surprises, this introduction to the private lives of some embrouderies 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.

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