The Complete Persepolis

The Complete Persepolis
Author: Marjane Satrapi
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 341
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9780375714382
ISBN 13: 0375714383
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Persepolis Book Review:

Persepolis is the story of Marjane Satrapi's childhood and coming of age within a large and loving family in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution; of the contradictions between private life and public life in a country plagued by political upheaval; of her high school years in Vienna facing the trails of adolescence far from her family; of her homecoming--both sweet and terrible; and, finally, of her self-imposed exile from her beloved homeland.

Persepolis 2

Persepolis 2
Author: Marjane Satrapi
Publsiher: Everbind
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2009-07-01
ISBN 10: 9780784817667
ISBN 13: 0784817669
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Persepolis 2 Book Review:

Biography, autobiography, and memoir is among the best ways to teach students to appreciate nonfiction reading.

Persepolis 2

Persepolis 2
Author: Marjane Satrapi
Publsiher: Pantheon
Total Pages: 187
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 0375422889
ISBN 13: 9780375422881
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Persepolis 2 Book Review:

The great-granddaughter of Iran's last emperor and the daughter of ardent Marxists continues her description of growing up in Tehran--a country plagued by political upheaval and vast contradictions between public and private life. 50,000 first printing.

S rie unique L3 The complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi ex 1

S  rie unique L3    The complete Persepolis  by Marjane Satrapi   ex  1
Author: Marjane Satrapi
Publsiher: Pantheon Books
Total Pages: 341
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 0375714839
ISBN 13: 9780375714832
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

S rie unique L3 The complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi ex 1 Book Review:

Collects a groundbreaking two-part graphic memoir, in which the great-granddaughter of Iran's last emperor and the daughter of ardent Marxists describes growing up in Tehran, a country plagued by political upheaval and vast contradictions between public and private life. Original. 50,000 first printing.

Embroideries

Embroideries
Author: Marjane Satrapi
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2010-07-06
ISBN 10: 1407016792
ISBN 13: 9781407016795
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Embroideries Book Review:

From the bestselling author of Persepolis comes this humorous and enlightening look at the sex lives of Iranian women. Embroideries gathers together Marjane's tough-talking grandmother, stoic mother, glamorous and eccentric aunt and their friends and neighbours for an afternoon of tea-drinking and talk. Naturally, the subject turns to loves, sex and vagaries of men...

Feminism for the Americas

Feminism for the Americas
Author: Katherine M. Marino
Publsiher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-02-05
ISBN 10: 1469649705
ISBN 13: 9781469649702
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Feminism for the Americas Book Review:

This book chronicles the dawn of the global movement for women's rights in the first decades of the twentieth century. The founding mothers of this movement were not based primarily in the United States, however, or in Europe. Instead, Katherine M. Marino introduces readers to a cast of remarkable Latin American and Caribbean women whose deep friendships and intense rivalries forged global feminism out of an era of imperialism, racism, and fascism. Six dynamic activists form the heart of this story: from Brazil, Bertha Lutz; from Cuba, Ofelia Domingez Navarro; from Uruguay, Paulina Luisi; from Panama, Clara Gonzalez; from Chile, Marta Vergara; and from the United States, Doris Stevens. This Pan-American network drove a transnational movement that advocated women's suffrage, equal pay for equal work, maternity rights, and broader self-determination. Their painstaking efforts led to the enshrinement of women's rights in the United Nations Charter and the development of a framework for international human rights. But their work also revealed deep divides, with Latin American activists overcoming U.S. presumptions to feminist superiority. As Marino shows, these early fractures continue to influence divisions among today's activists along class, racial, and national lines. Marino's multinational and multilingual research yields a new narrative for the creation of global feminism. The leading women introduced here were forerunners in understanding the power relations at the heart of international affairs. Their drive to enshrine fundamental rights for women, children, and all people of the world stands as a testament to what can be accomplished when global thinking meets local action.

Lon Chaney Speaks

Lon Chaney Speaks
Author: Pat Dorian
Publsiher: Pantheon
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 1524747432
ISBN 13: 9781524747435
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lon Chaney Speaks Book Review:

A stunning graphic debut: the life of the legendary silent-film actor Lon Chaney (the original Phantom of the Opera and Hunchback of Notre Dame), as imagined by an artist whose work recalls the style and skill of early-era New Yorker cartoonists. From the artist: 'No one will ever love me!' I believe it was this near-universal fear that makes Lon Chaney's characters continue to resonate with us today. On their surface, most of them are distinctly unlikeable: they are monsters, outcasts, criminals. But through his unique magic, Chaney makes them empathetic. He pioneered the craft of makeup artist long before that term ever existed, and he used his expertise to hide himself from public view--what if nobody loved him? PART OF THE PANTHEON GRAPHIC LIBRARY

Quicklet on Marjane Satrapi s Persepolis CliffNotes like Summary

Quicklet on Marjane Satrapi s Persepolis  CliffNotes like Summary
Author: Natacha Pavlov
Publsiher: Hyperink Inc
Total Pages: 31
Release: 2012-02-24
ISBN 10: 1614641641
ISBN 13: 9781614641643
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quicklet on Marjane Satrapi s Persepolis CliffNotes like Summary Book Review:

ABOUT THE BOOK Satrapi enjoyed the art of both writing and drawing and felt combining them were better than choosing one or the other. This is how, “inspired, Satrapi created a book of black-and-white comic strips about living in Tehran from ages six to 14,” (www.noteablebiographies.com) and then wrote a second volume chronicling her events in Austria from 14 up until her return to Iran at age 18, ending with her college years at 25. Since Persepolis was originally written in French, it “was published in France in two volumes in 2000 and 2001,” and eventually “appeared in the United States in 2003 and 2004.” (www.noteablebiographies.com) In 2007, The Complete Persepolis was published in a single volume, combining Persepolis 1: The Story of a Childhood and Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return. The books can either be purchased as single volumes or as ‘one’ volume combining both stories. MEET THE AUTHOR A current San Francisco Bay Area resident, Natacha Pavlov has been an avid reader and writer since her early years spent growing up in Brussels, Belgium. She earned her B.A. in Comparative World Literature from San Francisco State University and constantly flirts with the notion of earning her Master’s/PhD someday. She has French-English non-profit translation experience and looks forward to increasing her writing through various platforms in the near future. Although the list keeps growing, she has interest in reading and writing about classics, mythology (of any/all traditions), horror/gothic fiction, 18th and 19th century French novels, Middle Eastern history and politics (particularly Palestine-Israel) and early Christianity. Fueled by her culturally diverse heritage, her educational and personal interests have led her to engage in extensive travel and to live in places such as Paris, France and Jerusalem, Israel. Amidst all, pens, papers and books have always proven loyal companions. And she won’t lie... chocolate has always helped too! She strives to keep exploring the world through books as well as further travel experiences that will ensure continued growth. You can read about some of her experiences in Jerusalem at www.aneasterinjerusalem.blogspot.com. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Iranians are very unhappy with the Shah’s rule, leading many people to protest. Ever ready to stand up for what was right, Marjane is always pleading to join her parents in political demonstrations, which they refuse due to her young age. However, we find that Satrapi can also have a rebellious side, as proven in the incident in which she has her maid Mehri accompany her to a demonstration on the worst day they could’ve gone: Black Friday. Indeed, Marjane’s mother slaps them both when they return home, as this was the day when so many people had died in one neighborhood that a rumor spread that it was Israeli soldiers who had attacked them, when indeed it had been their own who attacked. (Persepolis 1, pg. 38-39) Things start to look up when the Shah finally leaves his post, overthrown by the 1979 Islamic Revolution, leading the whole country to rejoice. Marjane meets two political prisoners who are released after the Shah’s departure: two Communists named Siamak and Moshen. Buy a copy to keep reading!

Qualification

Qualification
Author: David Heatley
Publsiher: Pantheon
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2019-10-01
ISBN 10: 1524747629
ISBN 13: 9781524747626
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Qualification Book Review:

“Say what you mean, but don’t say it mean.” —12-Step aphorism From the author of My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down, a new graphic memoir brimming with black humor, which explores the ultimate irony: the author's addiction to 12-Step programs. David Heatley had an unquestionably troubled and eccentric childhood: father a sexually repressed alcoholic, mother an overworked compulsive overeater. Then David's parents enter the world of 12-step programs and find a sense of support and community. It seems to help. David, meanwhile, grows up struggling with his own troublesome sexual urges and seeking some way to make sense of it all. Eventually he starts attending meetings too. Alcoholics Anonymous. Overeaters Anonymous. Debtors Anonymous. Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous. More and more meetings. Meetings for issues he doesn't have. With stark, sharply drawn art and unflinching honesty, David Heatley explores the strange and touching relationships he develops, and the truths about himself and his family he is forced to confront, while "working" an ever-increasing number of programs. The result is a complicated, unsettling, and hilarious journey—of far more than 12 steps.

Munnu A Boy From Kashmir

Munnu  A Boy From Kashmir
Author: Malik Sajad
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-06-18
ISBN 10: 0007513739
ISBN 13: 9780007513734
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Munnu A Boy From Kashmir Book Review:

A beautifully drawn graphic novel that illuminates the conflicted land of Kashmir, through a young boy’s childhood.

Chicken with Plums

Chicken with Plums
Author: Marjane Satrapi
Publsiher: Pantheon
Total Pages: 84
Release: 2009-04
ISBN 10: 0375714758
ISBN 13: 9780375714757
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chicken with Plums Book Review:

The author relates the story of her great-uncle, Nasser Ali Khan, one of Iran's most acclaimed musicians, who discovers that his beloved instrument has been irrevocably damaged and renounces the world, its pleasures, and life itself.

My Brother s Husband Volumes 1 2

My Brother s Husband  Volumes 1   2
Author: Gengoroh Tagame
Publsiher: Pantheon
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2020-02-11
ISBN 10: 0375715193
ISBN 13: 9780375715198
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Brother s Husband Volumes 1 2 Book Review:

The concluding volume in the story of Yaichi, his daughter Kana, and how their meeting Mike Flanagan—Yaichi's brother-in-law—changes their lives and their perceptions of acceptance of homosexuality in their contemporary Japanese culture. As Mike continues his journey of discovery concerning Ryoji's past, Yaichi gradually comes to understand that being gay is just another way of being human. And that, in many ways, remains a radical concept in Japan even today. In the meantime, the bond between Mike and young Kana grows ever stronger, and yet he is going to have to return to Canada soon—a fact that fills them both with impending heartbreak. But not before more than a few revelations come to light.

Culture as Weapon

Culture as Weapon
Author: Nato Thompson
Publsiher: Melville House
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-01-17
ISBN 10: 1612195741
ISBN 13: 9781612195742
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Culture as Weapon Book Review:

One of the country's leading activist curators explores how corporations and governments have used art and culture to mystify and manipulate us. The production of culture was once the domain of artists, but beginning in the early 1900s, the emerging fields of public relations, advertising and marketing transformed the way the powerful communicate with the rest of us. A century later, the tools are more sophisticated than ever, the onslaught more relentless. In Culture as Weapon, acclaimed curator and critic Nato Thompson reveals how institutions use art and culture to ensure profits and constrain dissent--and shows us that there are alternatives. An eye-opening account of the way advertising, media, and politics work today, Culture as Weapon offers a radically new way of looking at our world.

Fun Home

Fun Home
Author: Alison Bechdel
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9780618871711
ISBN 13: 0618871713
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fun Home Book Review:

A memoir done in the form of a graphic novel by a cult favorite comic artist offers a darkly funny family portrait that details her relationship with her father--a funeral home director, high school English teacher, and closeted homosexual.

Sequential Drawings

Sequential Drawings
Author: Richard McGuire
Publsiher: Pantheon
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2016-11-01
ISBN 10: 1101871601
ISBN 13: 9781101871607
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sequential Drawings Book Review:

From the author of the widely acclaimed graphic novel Here, awarded the 2016 Prix D'or for best graphic album at Angoulême, a new graphic work that celebrates another aspect of his incomparable genius. Sequential Drawings gathers together more than a decade of McGuire's witty and endlessly inventive spots—a veritable short-story collection—each drawing given its own spread, which, in turn, assures for the reader the experience of surprise and delight that the drawings unfailingly deliver. Richard McGuire's first series of "spot" drawings debuted in The New Yorker in February 2005 for the magazine's 80th anniversary issue. Spot drawings, scattered among the magazine's text, had been a long-running feature of The New Yorker, and over the years, many artists had contributed them. But McGuire was the first to conceive them as a sequence, and his drawings were something altogether new: deceptively simple images that imbued the series with movement and narrative, telling their own unexpected stories. (In a 3-7/8 x 5-7/8 trim size. With illustrations throughout and an introduction by Luc Sante)

Dinner with Persephone

Dinner with Persephone
Author: Patricia Storace
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2011-10-19
ISBN 10: 0307765334
ISBN 13: 9780307765338
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dinner with Persephone Book Review:

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year "Full of insights, marvelously entertaining . . . haunting and beautifully written." --The New York Review of Books "I lived in Athens, at the intersection of a prostitute and a saint." So begins Patricia Storace's astonishing memoir of her year in Greece. Mixing affection with detachment, rapture with clarity, this American poet perfectly evokes a country delicately balanced between East and West. Whether she is interpreting Hellenic dream books, pop songs, and soap operas, describing breathtakingly beautiful beaches and archaic villages, or braving the crush at a saint's tomb, Storace, winner of the Whiting Award, rewards the reader with informed and sensual insights into Greece's soul. She sees how the country's pride in its past coexists with profound doubts about its place in the modern world. She discovers a world in which past and present engage in a passionate dialogue. Stylish, funny, and erudite, Dinner with Persephone is travel writing elevated to a fine art--and the best book of its kind since Henry Miller's The Colossus of Maroussi. "Splendid. Storace's account of a year in Greece combines past and present, legend and fact, in an unusual and delightful whole. " --Atlantic Monthly From the Trade Paperback edition.

Drama

Drama
Author: Raina Telgemeier
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-07-29
ISBN 10: 0545779960
ISBN 13: 9780545779968
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drama Book Review:

From Raina Telgemeier, the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning author of Smile and Sisters! Callie loves theater. And while she would totally try out for her middle school's production of Moon over Mississippi, she can't really sing. Instead she's the set designer for the drama department's stage crew, and this year she's determined to create a set worthy of Broadway on a middle-school budget. But how can she, when she doesn't know much about carpentry, ticket sales are down, and the crew members are having trouble working together? Not to mention the onstage AND offstage drama that occurs once the actors are chosen. And when two cute brothers enter the picture, things get even crazier!

Persepolis

Persepolis
Author: Marjane Satrapi
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 343
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 009952399X
ISBN 13: 9780099523994
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Persepolis Book Review:

The Story of a Childhood and The Story of a Return The intelligent and outspoken child of radical Marxists, and the great-grandaughter of Iran's last emperor, Satrapi bears witness to a childhood uniquely entwined with the history of her country. Persepolis paints an unforgettable portrait of daily life in Iran and of the bewildering contradictions between home life and public life. This is a beautiful and intimate story full of tragedy and humour - raw, honest and incredibly illuminating.

Cambridge Learner s Dictionary with CD ROM

Cambridge Learner s Dictionary with CD ROM
Author: Cambridge University Press
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 908
Release: 2007-01-25
ISBN 10: 9780521682022
ISBN 13: 0521682029
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cambridge Learner s Dictionary with CD ROM Book Review:

Ideal for PET and FCE preparation Packed full of useful study extras, the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary helps you on your way to becoming a confident, natural English speaker. With clear definitions, written especially for intermediate level students, and thousands of examples that put the language into context, this dictionary is an invaluable companion, whether you are learning English for work or pleasure, or preparing for an exam. The best bits of the dictionary ... * NEW! Improved and expanded study pages include the innovative 'Talk' section, focussing on conversation, and how people really speak in day-to-day situations. * NEW! Word Partner boxes show how words are used together, helping you develop natural sounding English. * NEW! Special 'new words' section focuses on the latest words to enter the English language, ensuring that the language you learn is always up to date. * NEW! Thesaurus boxes make your English sound more natural by providing alternatives to over-used words, helping you to widen your vocabulary. * Learner Error notes taken from the Cambridge Learner Corpus - based on real student errors from Cambridge ESOL papers - help you to avoid typical mistakes. The Cambridge Learner's Dictionary CD-ROM includes the whole dictionary in a handy searchable format and much more, too! You can listen to every word in British and American English - and even record yourself for comparison. The best bits of the CD-ROM ... * UNIQUE! SMART thesaurus helps build vocabulary and allows you to create topic-related word lists at the click of a button. * QUICKfind, a mini pop-up version of the dictionary, lets you look up words as you work with no effort. * Hundreds of interactive vocabulary practice exercises - to use on-screen, or print out for classroom use - help you to monitor your progress.

Persian Historiography

Persian Historiography
Author: Charles Melville
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2012-01-27
ISBN 10: 0857723596
ISBN 13: 9780857723598
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Persian Historiography Book Review:

Persian literature is the jewel in the crown of Persian culture. It has profoundly influenced the literatures of Ottoman Turkey, Muslim India and Turkic Central Asia and been a source of inspiration for Goethe, Emerson, Matthew Arnold and Jorge Luis Borges among others. Yet Persian literature has never received the attention it truly deserves. "A History of Persian Literature" answers this need and offers a new, comprehensive and detailed history of its subject. This 18-volume, authoritative survey reflects the stature and significance of Persian literature as the single most important accomplishment of the Iranian experience. It includes extensive, revealing examples with contributions by prominent scholars who bring a fresh critical approach to bear on this important topic. In this volume the Editors offer an indispensable overview of Persian literature's long and rich historiography. Highlighting the central themes and ideas which inform historical writing, "Persian Historiography" will be an indispensable source for the historiographical traditions of Iran and the essential guide to the subject.