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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It was good to see how freely all of these women talked about their embroiderues lives and that guilt and shame weren’t part of the equation.

View all 6 comments. Told in beautiful illustrations from the author of the equally incredible PersepolisEmbroideries gives a face and a voice to Islamic women who wish to share a story that we can all relate to in one way or another, whether we’re a man or a woman, whether we’re religious or atheists, whether we’re free or trapped or liberal or conservative, it doesn’t matter as long as we’re real and alive. It’s hard to judge these women, though.

The tales themselves are entertaining, though the folksiness and common themes of regret and elation feel familiar.

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Are the anecdotes authentic and representative of most women’s views? In this slice of an ” To speak behind others’ backs is to ventilate the soul. She says, “to speak behind others’ backs is the ventilator of the heart.

This is the last book I’ve read of hers that is autobiographical, and it doesn’t necessarily hold up to the weight of the Persepolis series, but it is valuable in its own way. See 1 question about Embroideries…. In this novel, Satrapi and her female relatives discuss their love lives and embroideried sex lives, and they especially discuss societal issues regarding virginity. Satrapi makes her points, but there’s little beyond that — and certainly no discussion of the issues involved.

Catharsis through ribald storytelling.

They’re sit back and relax in the afternoon while sipping a hot cup of tea. Bold, bewitchingly humorous and politically astute. In the way most of them are presented they remain memorable — if at all — for their particular sexual mishap the woman with the razor blade I rarely if ever read books on the subject of sex or marriage, but Embroideries is about much more than these things.


The chat moves from semen to razor blades to gay husbands back to womens’ rights with amazing grace. A much more chatty account than Persepolis but one full of warmth, humour and a group of fascinating women sharing their wisdom.

For them, since the problem embroideriee sex is resolved, they can move on to other things!

They catch their readers by surprise, too, marrying words and images in odd and alluring ways to draw us into huge and hugely controversial terrain, and – before they have even begun to fill in the background – they make us feel as if we’re there, in the thick of it.

Dan setelah meriksa KTP buat ngecek umur dari tarik urat leher sama penjualna ahirna bukuna satraip di bawa pulang dengan harga 15 rebu. There was talk of marriage, love, unfeasible men, sex, double standards, body image That there is no need to have prior knowledge of the events she witnesses at first hand – the fall of the shah, the rise of the ayatollahs, and the Iran-Iraq war – was brought home to me when my and year-old daughters picked up these books in idle curiosity only to shut themselves up in their rooms until they had devoured every page.

The Best Books of The ridiculousness of the prevalent marhane mores is self-evident, but Satrapi also does little to explore either the reasons for these or the implications of other possible attitudes. The topic never veers even once from stories of sex marjnae the veiled sexuality of the last several decades in Iran. She tells the stories of about 7 women I was disappointed by Marjane Satrapi’s follow up to the fantastic two volume “Persepolis”.

Embroieries charm of the book is in its simplicity of narration. Mrajane motto here is: Persepolis was my first literary introduction to Iranian culture. Nonetheless, the comic lacked in depth and wasn’t as well put together as Persepolis. Paperbackpages.

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. Leggere “Taglia e cuci” trasporta il lettore normalmente escluso in quanto maschio e soprattutto la lettrice in un consesso in cui si parla embroidrries si sparla liberamente, si ride e si beve.

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And the story begin The segment that best showcases Satrapi’s skill comes toward the middle. Apr 18, Pages. Though this is a story that 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.


Finished in one shot, that’s how amazing and laughable this book was. This slight follow-up to Satrapi’s acclaimed Persepolis books explores the lives of Iranian women young and old. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. This is the reason they progress!!!

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But the impression is marjxne fairly fleeting and shallow one, and it’s swtrapi enjoyed in the moment and has little resonance. Sono occasioni di incontro e di confronto in cui un’apparente leggerezza dei toni permette di affrontare temi complicati e di ottenere, emboideries necessario, un consiglio o una sgridata. Short but not shallow! It concerns a young woman named Nahid, who has gone off to say goodbye to her secret lover a few weeks before her arranged marriage and, without quite intending to do so, has lost her virginity.

Embroideries Marjane Satrapi, Author. Feb 10, Rebecca McNutt rated it it was amazing Shelves: She grew up in Tehran, where she studied at the French school, before leaving for Vienna and then Strasbourg to study illustration.

By extension, she challenges all readers to think about our relationships, and more importantly, to talk about them without fear. The next page is a full picture of an elderly gargoyle-looking man nuzzling her chest, she says, “Of course this idiot doesn’t know every time he kisses my breasts, it’s actually my ass he’s kissing Marjane’s mmarjane advises taking a razorblade into the marriage bed.

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