Read Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return (Persepolis, #3-4) Online Free - In Persepolis, heralded by the Los Angeles Times as “one of the freshest and most original memoirs of our day,” Marjane Satrapi dazzled us with her heartrending memoir-in-comic-strips about growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. Here is the continuation of her fascinating story. In 1984, Marjane flees fundamentalism and the war with Iraq to begin a new life in Vienna. Once there, she faces the trials of adolescence far from her friends and family, and while she soon carves out a place for herself among a group of fellow outsiders, she continues to struggle for a sense of belonging.
Finding that she misses her home more than she can stand, Marjane returns to Iran after graduation. Her difficult homecoming forces her to confront the changes both she and her country have undergone in her absence and her shame at what she perceives as her failure in Austria. Marjane allows her past to weigh heavily on her until she finds some like-minded friends, falls in love, and begins studying art at a university. However, the repression and state-sanctioned chauvinism eventually lead her to question whether she can have a future in Iran.
As funny and poignant as its predecessor, Persepolis 2 is another clear-eyed and searing condemnation of the human cost of fundamentalism. In its depiction of the struggles of growing up—here compounded by Marjane’s status as an outsider both abroad and at home—it is raw, honest, and incredibly illuminating.
|Title||:||Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return (Persepolis, #3-4)|
|Number of Pages||:||187 pages|
December 28, 2016
In 1984, Marjane flees fundamentalism and the war with Iraq to begin a new life in Vienna.
This review contains *spoilers*.
It’s been so long since I’ve had that feeling of wanting to read a story long into the night, but Persepolis brought it back.
I felt this indescribable pull from the very firs...
November 14, 2015
Persepolis is the Greek name for the ancient city of Parsa, located seventy miles northeast of Shiraz in present-day Iran.
...because I had been wondering about that.
Alright, the second half of this story (#3 & #4) is less about the revolution, and more about a young woman growing up, and disc...
September 18, 2009
Everyone needs to step off! Geez! This book is great. It doesn't have that cute little panache of the first book because, duh, it's not about pre-teen issues which are cute and naive--it's about the world of impulsive effacement that drags a teenager to become a young adult. She comes to be a par...
December 06, 2015
This is the continuing story of Marjane when her parents send her away to Austria where she has to live in a bunch of different places and doesn't understand a lot of what's going on. It's still a really sad story.
I watched this dvd and my friends link will show some of the gifs from the movie....
September 30, 2014
Persepolis the First was touching. Persepolis the Second was not. The teen-aged Marjane is sent to Vienna where she is bounced from place to place by both circumstance and her own big mouth. Marjane, abandoned and isolated, turns to drugs and questionable friends and lovers to get through this ti...
February 12, 2016
I think what ultimately made this novel fall flat for me is that I was prepared for something more along the lines of "thought-provoking" and "eye-opener" and instead finished this feeling rather disappointingly underwhelmed.
I thought the author's idea of writing her autobiography in the form of...
May 10, 2008
I borrowed both parts one and two of Persepolis from my friend Margaret. I flew through them both in one afternoon.
They are a stunningly beautiful story of a girl growing up. People talk about the politics, the history and all of that... Yeah, that stuff is there, but ultimately its a story about...
March 14, 2008
i almost like this installment better than Persepolis, but i know that's because of how amazing the first book was.
this installment finds marji in austria, where she is shuttled from place to place, getting her french education, while her family and friends remain in tehran.
it's the story of a...
April 12, 2009
I made the mistake of reading some other reviews that claim that Marjane's depiction of alienation, drug use, and homeless in Austria was largely her own fault, which somehow makes this second part of Satrapi's memoir less enjoyable, which is a ridiculous assertion. From a war torn country, a you...
January 29, 2010
I wasn't too impressed with the first "Persepolis" book and, sorry to say, but I am impressed with "The Story of a Return" even less.
Unlike many readers, I like the cartoon-like art of Satrapi's books. I also enjoy her anecdotes. The writer is at her best when she infuses humor in her otherwise d...