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It’s hard to judge these women, though. Young Marjane is sent off to prepare the samovar, while her mother, her aunt, her grandmother and their friends do the washing-up. She married him at the maejane of 21, but divorced roughly three years later.

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That these stories are veritas is what satrqpi them their gravitas. The book’s title refers to surgery, ‘the full embroidery’, to reinstate a woman’s virginity. ComiXology Broedries of Digital Comics. His dirty shirt, his disgusting underwear, his daily ironing, his bad breath, his hemorrhoid attacks, his fuss, not to mention his bad moods, and his tantrums. Dec 26, Manny rated it really liked it Shelves: Nah, setelah beres membaca bukunya, dengan ini saya nyatakan kalau saya menarik kembali kedua komen saya itu.

When a married man comes to his mistress There was talk of marriage, love, unfeasible men, sex, double standards, body image In Embroideries, she works on a smaller canvas; the satrappi is set around marjwne samovar in Tehran, the young Satrapi joining her grandmother, mother and relatives and neighbours to talk of love and sex while their menfolk have a nap.

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Bold, bewitchingly humorous and politically astute. I have to say that it actually made me happy in part to know that women the world over no matter how repressive of a country they live in still found time to be normal women. Marjane Satrapi has a gift of bringing images of Iran to life with minimal words and simple but elegant drawings.

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.

It read like an Iranian Cosmo – lots of light, fun tidbits but no truly compelling stories or insights that stood out, or that I can even remember the day after finishing it. Buy the selected items together This item: Sep 22, Ceilidh rated it really liked it. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. The stories weren’t connected in any way that gave them depth, and individually they had the feel of overhearing some gossip on the bus about someone you don’t know – mildly interesting but nothing to think about after it is over.

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To broderkes other readers questions about Embroideriesplease sign up. One woman even goes so far as to admit that she had fat removed from her ass marjaje injected into her breasts, which led to this comment about her husband: There has been no effort to tone down the shocks and horrors raining msrjane on Satrapi’s world: It is also a book which, despite the despair in it, is genuinely life-enhancing.


From the best—selling author of Persepolis comes this gloriously entertaining and enlightening look into the sex lives of Iranian women. But it’s ultimately also pretty thin stuff — and feels closer in quality and presentation to a TV sit-com than a decent book. Embroideries is a humorous and enlightening look at the sex lives of Iranian women.

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Few graphic novelists are so charming or so personable and this is a very appealing book. A girl married off to a wealthy expat, who turns out to be a psychopath and sleeps under her bed at night howling like a jackal, is depicted actually as a jackal rather than as a man.

I’ll still read her other book about Iran, “Chicken with Plums” and hope that she’s returned to her evocative story-telling. There were also examples of some women who weren’t quite as open minded — the balance was brilliantly done. But rather than tell the complete stories with depth, she merely flits over them, so that you get a taste but little substance.