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

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Like many marjanw, they talk about plastic surgery – nothing unusual there. Nonetheless, the comic lacked in depth and wasn’t as well put together as Persepolis.

I long for more and more. But it’s ultimately also pretty thin stuff — and feels closer in quality and presentation to a TV sit-com than a decent book. This is a short, amusing read, though not at all on par with the impactful Persepolis sagrapi by the same author. The scene is Tehran in the early s.


When one first thinks of the conservative Islamic regime one does not associate it with any type of sexual openness. But the impression is a fairly fleeting and shallow one, and it’s best enjoyed in the moment and has little resonance. Satrapi decided to only focus on the closed personal world of Iranian women.

Kimberly Reflections of a Book Addict http: If marjaje interested in buying Embroideriesjust click on the image below to go through my link. 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. Apr 18, Pages Buy. Are the anecdotes authentic and representative of most women’s views?

The mix of memoir and fiction here allow these stories to breathe and become more than a boring of examination marjanne East vs. She grew up in Tehran, where she studied at the French school, before leaving for Vienna and then Strasbourg to study illustration.


But rather than tell the complete stories with depth, she merely flits over them, so that you get a taste but little substance. Knowing all this, zatrapi synopsis for Embroideries intrigued me greatly in the basis that it afforded me an opportunity to see the female Iranian culture behind closed doors.

You keep wanting to join in. Here are a few of my favorite talks between Marane tough-talking grandmother, stoic mother, glamorous and eccentric aunt and their friends and neighbors: Books by Marjane Satrapi.

Her grandmother was as wise as ever. 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.

Furthermore, the comic displays homophobic statements which are not called out. Books of the Week. embbroideries

Embroideries starts out with Marjane Satrapi and her family and friends sitting down with their drinks to devote themselves to their favorite activity: The next page is a full picture of embroixeries elderly gargoyle-looking man nuzzling her chest, she says, “Of course this idiot doesn’t know every time he kisses my breasts, it’s safrapi my ass he’s kissing But not just that, they all have a tale to tell.

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The topic never veers even once embgoideries stories of sex and the veiled sexuality of the last several decades in Iran. Dove ero io quando dovevo conoscere la Satrapi? Knowing that they can be who they want to be behind closed doors with like-minded women increases my hope for a world where women are respected as equally as men are. The stereotypical character roles that tend to pepper fiction about women don’t get phased out in the land of comics.


Embroideries – Marjane Satrapi

It is left for the reader to think embroiferies. In addition, I didn’t like the illustrations this time around since they were printed in a larger format, which didn’t suit them as well as the smaller format in Persepolis. I was pleasantly surprised by how sex positive the comic was.

View all 11 comments. Which tells us something about the current state of revolutionary politics in Iran. Ni buku kocak syekali ternyata, hiyahahaha.

That being said, it’s an easy read and gives a glimpse of Iranian culture among women. View all 5 comments. It’s interesting, because their conversation makes it seem like they have some power while living under harsh social restrictions but as a Western woman reading this book, their idea of what constitutes power is safrapi to accept. D Jadi kalo marjae kembali ke “bordir” yang dimaksud disini dan komen sayah “mari ngebordir” jelas jadi ngaco jadina.

I was equally fascinated, but a feeling of Western feminist frustration clouded the amazing sense of fun given off by the stories. I was absolutely fascinated with their gossipy personalities and how comfortable they felt at poking fun at the men in their lives.

Jika dalam Dongeng seorang anak, cerita-cerita yang disajikan cukup “kelam”, bagaimana Marji kecil menghadapi revolusi Iran, dalam Embroideries diterjemahkan menjadi Bordir dibahas kisah lucu sekaligus getir yang terjadi di antara embeoideries wanita Iran tersebut. Satrapi said that “But you have to know the kings of the Qajar dynasty, they had hundreds of wives.