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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From the best—selling author of Persepolis comes this gloriously entertaining and enlightening look into the sex lives of Iranian women. Naturally, the subject turns to love, sex and the From the best—selling author of Persepolis comes this gloriously entertaining and enlightening look into the sex lives of Iranian women.
Naturally, the subject turns to love, sex and the vagaries of men. By turns revealing and hilarious, these are stories about the lengths to which some women will go to find a man, keep a man or, most important, keep up appearances. 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.
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Sep 12, Nat rated it it was amazing Shelves: Family gossip is my Achilles’ heel. I live for those moments when my mother and I get to discuss embrooideries memories of hers and mine.
So this graphic novel fit right like a glove. Embroideries starts out with Marjane Satrapi and her family and friends sitting down with their drinks to devote themselves embroiceries their favorite activity: There was talk of marriage, love, unfeasible men, sex, double standards, body image Here are a few of my favorite talks between Marjane’s tough-talking grandmother, stoic mother, glamorous and eccentric aunt and their friends and neighbors: I was cry-laughing at this part.
This is why I adored Marji’s mother in Persepolis 2. Her grandmother was as wise as ever. I almost choked laughing so hard. This conversation really hit embroidedies for me.
Tea and adversity
To put it plainly, Embroideries was all I could have wanted from Marjane Satrapi and yet I long for more and more. I’m an Amazon Affiliate. If you’re interested in buying Embroideriesjust click on the image below to go through my link.
I’ll make a small commission! Buy a Coffee for nat bookspoils with Ko-fi. In this slice of an ” To speak behind others’ backs is to ventilate the soul. The effortless gossipy manner in which they discuss their private lives, which Satrapi captures in her Spartan yet fluid black and white illustrations, are equally touching and a delight to read.
Observing a young Satrapi in the company of her mother, grand mother, aunts and other female friends sitting around their tea — while the male members are enjoying a nap after a family dinner — and gossiping, is an experience like the observer is right among them sipping tea — at times even feeling like a voyeur – and listening to their confidential lives, their anxieties, their own personal struggle against social and personal oppression and their intimate feelings of guilt and pleasure.
The charm of the book is in its simplicity of narration.
It merely narrates these thoughts as conversations aimed at the reader while offering no solutions, conclusions or judgments for the various issues discussed by its participants.
It is left for the reader to think about. View all 5 comments. Feb 10, Rebecca McNutt rated it it was amazing Shelves: I rarely if ever read books on the subject of sex mebroideries marriage, but Embroideries is about much more than these things.
It’s about normal women satrpi have adapted to oppression and learned how to expertly hide who they really are. It’s about the thrill of secrets, the fear of being caught and the brief taste of freedom that comes along with living in such uncertain times. It’s about fashion, fun and also fright. Told in beautiful illustrations from the author of the equally incredible PersepolisEm I rarely if ever read books on the subject of sex or marriage, but Embroideries is about much more than these things.
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.
Reading this graphic novel was like being satrpi to tea with a group satra;i Iranian women, except that the talk turned interestingly enough to arranged marriages, cheating husbands, and faking your virginity.
The images strengthened the words in such a way that when I was done reading it I watrapi felt like I knew and had spent a little time with these women. It’s interesting, because their conversation makes it seem like they have some power while living under harsh social restrictions but as Reading this graphic novel was like being invited to tea embriideries a group of Iranian women, except that the talk turned interestingly enough to arranged marriages, cheating husbands, emrboideries faking your virginity.
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, embroixeries idea of what constitutes power is hard to accept.
Like many women, they talk about plastic surgery – nothing unusual there. One woman even goes so far as to admit that she had fat removed from her ass and injected into her breasts, which led to this comment about her husband: Of course this idiot doesn’t know that every time he kisses my breasts, it’s actually my ass he’s kissing But to me, there’s not a lot of power in that.
More sadness that you’d have to take that small victory when you’re more likely stuck in a marriage that you didn’t and don’t want. It’s hard to judge sstrapi women, though. Their stories are told in such a way that it’s easy to just listen and admire them for having a voice and telling their stories.
Many are in fact divorced, and share many of the same love concerns and troubles as women everywhere, as well as the same strengths and weaknesses. It’s definitely worth reading as a reminder that women everywhere share a connection. View all 11 comments. This author is great.
Her graphic novel Persepolis is remarkable and hilarious, and her notable humor is present here as well. Story about various Iranian women. They’re sit back embtoideries relax in the afternoon while sipping a hot cup of tea. But not just that, they all have a tale to tell. And the story begin Pertama-tama ketika nge- mark as to read gw pernah komen “Mari ngebordir”yang dikasi komen sama Lita di message 1 dan saya ngasi komen “wah, rok mini mah cepet keknya ngebordirnya, siap lah” di message 2.
Nah, setelah beres membaca b Story about various Iranian women. Nah, setelah beres membaca bukunya, dengan ini embfoideries nyatakan kalau saya menarik kembali kedua komen saya itu. Dan setelah meriksa KTP buat ngecek umur dari tarik urat leher sama penjualna ahirna bukuna bisa di bawa pulang dengan harga 15 rebu.
Nah, setelah itu bukuna disimpen aja gak dibuka dulu sehari, niatna masukin aja dulu bukuna di rak gudrid tapi ahirna memutuskan baca dulu ripyu dari teman2 yang sudah ngerating buku ini dan muncul lah kalimat2 seperti ini: Tomo Sesepuh Jaduler Dan yang diomongin bukan soal ranjang Namanya juga ebroideries, tambah dilarang tambah nekat ama penasaran ; Pas baca Gubrak, Tuing tuing, yaelah, aduh, hahahaha pantes aku gak embroieeries baca Ahirnya diputuskan merobek sampul plastikna dan baca bukuna dan setelah sekitar menit baca.
Ni buku kocak syekali ternyata, hiyahahaha. D Jadi kalo mengacu sarapi ke “bordir” yang dimaksud disini dan komen sayah “mari ngebordir” jelas jadi ngaco jadina. D Pelajaran yang saya tarik dari buku ini: View all 99 comments. Dec 24, Malia rated it really liked it Shelves: This is a short, amusing read, though not at all on par with the impactful Persepolis books by the same author. That being said, it’s an easy read and gives a glimpse of Iranian culture among women.
Find more reviews and bookish fun at http: Dec 26, Manny rated it really liked it Shelves: You keep wanting to embrideries in. What a great story! Now let me tell you about something that happened to a friend of mine Mar 19, Hilda rated it it was ok Recommends it embrooideries I was disappointed by Marjane Satrapi’s follow up to the fantastic two volume “Persepolis”. In “Embroideries”, the setting is an after-dinner tea party between several women of different ages telling their stories abut love and sex.
The embroidefies is fantastic to really delve into the beliefs and traditions surrounding these topics. But rather than tell the complete stories with depth, she merely flits over them, so that you get a taste but little substance.