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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The ridiculousness of the prevalent sexual mores is self-evident, but Satrapi also does little to explore either the reasons for these or the implications of other possible attitudes. 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. This section also contains the best line in the book.

Oct 26, Aloke rated it it was amazing Shelves: Damn, Satrapi never stops to amaze you and make you laugh at the same time. Embroideries Marjane Satrapi, Author. The women try to get good husbands, have good sex and lead exciting lives under harsh social restrictions, even going as far as to have the “embroidery” a vaginal tightening surgery meant to simulate the feeling of virginity embroideriss the title, but there is not a sense of judgment in Satrapi’s framing of the stories, simply a fascination with the subject.

I wasn’t amazed by it but it did the job. So this graphic novel fit right like a glove. But not all goes to plan. But because we see all this through Marjane’s unaccepting eyes, the books speak to children even more powerfully than they do to embroiceries, and whatever makes no sense becomes a mystery.


Only when the women have retired to the sayrapi room to enjoy their teas are they ready for the most important business of the day: Common to many of them is the obsession with a woman being a virgin when she gets married.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Told in beautiful illustrations from the author of the equally incredible SatgapiEm I rarely marjae ever read books on the subject sxtrapi sex or marriage, but Embroideries is about much more than these things. Stay in Touch Sign up.

Satrapi then moved to Strasbourg, France. Story about various Iranian women. A much more chatty account than Persepolis but one full of warmth, humour and a group of fascinating women sharing their sarapi.

Tea and adversity

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. They do everything like men and get sewn up again to get married! Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi. That these stories are veritas is what grants them their gravitas.

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Nonetheless, the comic lacked in depth and wasn’t as well put together as Persepolis. Dec 07, Helly rated it liked it. Embroideries is a humorous and enlightening look at the sex lives of Iranian women. They’re sit back and relax in the afternoon while sipping a hot cup of tea. Namanya juga anak-anak, tambah dilarang tambah nekat ama penasaran ; Pas baca In Persepolis we see a culture where women were treated in a vastly different manner than men.

Comics and graphic novels Marjane Satrapi reviews. 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.


This is meant to be a humorous read, but those of us that are familiar with such archaic, persisting, and damaging beliefs and actions that the women experience will feel some anger or sadness. Her motto here is: D Pelajaran yang saya tarik dari buku ini: Her grandmother was as wise as ever. Dibuka dengan makan siang bersama di rumah keluar Embroideries adalah buku karya Marjane Satrapi kedua yang saya baca.

The satrrapi review ‘s Review:. Surely that can’t be the emvroideries she is trying to convey?


Their histories and choices have been hard and sometimes deeply unkind, yet as they unburden themselves, their souls find laughter.

View all 99 comments. View all 5 comments. She a Marjane Satrapi Persian: Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi. I was enamored by her stories and the way her drawings helped illustrate emhroideries feelings she had about herself and those around her.

I was really impressed by how much Iranian culture, history, and humour could be infused into what amounted to be a embroidegies, every-day gathering of Iranian woman having tea and a “gap-shap” gossip … The women talk about first loves, sex, arranged marriages, forced marriages and husbands in general.

Embroideries starts out with Marjane Satrapi and her family and friends sitting down with their drinks to devote themselves to their favorite activity: