Embroideries: Book summary and reviews of Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi

Embroideries

by Marjane Satrapi

Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi
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  • Published in USA  Apr 2005
    144 pages
    Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

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From the best-selling author of Persepolis comes this gloriously entertaining and enlightening look into the sex lives of Iranian women. Embroideries gathers together Marjane's tough-talking grandmother, stoic mother, glamorous and eccentric aunt and their friends and neighbors for an afternoon of tea drinking and talking. Naturally, the subject turns to love, sex and the vagaries of men.

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"This work, while charming at times, feels like an afterthought compared to Satrapi's more distinguished work on Persepolis and its sequel. " - PW

"In line with the book's aura of abandoned constraints, Satrapi dispenses with panel frames; she also elides most background detail; and those choices make the book less graphic-novelish than cartoonish a la, say, Jules Feiffer. The sparkling verbal content, however, triumphs." - Booklist

"Lighter in subject matter than her previous work, Satrapi keeps things semicomical, even when relating matters of severe heartbreak, and her dashed-off drawings (with their slightly childlike expressions) help matters along." -- Kirkus Reviews.

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