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by Marjane Satrapi


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She is the author of the internationally bestselling and award-winning graphic novel autobiography in two parts, Persepolis and Persepolis 2, also a major international motion picture.

Embroideries is categorized as a memoir, though it's more like a book of short stories, told by different female characters living in Iran, done in Marjane's usual graphic novel style.

simply put, Embroideries included everything I love discussing with my Family gossip is my Achilles' heel. I live for those moments when my mother and I get to discuss old memories of hers and mine. So this graphic novel fit right like a glove

She is also the author of the internationally best-selling and award-winning comic book autobiography in two parts, Persepolis and Persepolis 2. Библиографические данные. Embroideries Pantheon Books.

The time: the early 1990s. The place: a well-appointed house in Tehran

The time: the early 1990s. The place: a well-appointed house in Tehran. A formal luncheon party is just coming to an end. After the man of the house has complimented his wife on the food, he and all the other men go off to take naps. Young Marjane is sent off to prepare the samovar, while her mother, her aunt, her grandmother and their friends do the washing-up. Only when the women have retired to the sitting room to enjoy their teas are they ready for the most important business of the day: gossip.

From the bestselling author of Persepolis comes this humorous and enlightening look at the sex lives of Iranian women. Embroideries gathers together Marjane's tough-talking grandmother, stoic mother, glamorous and eccentric aunt and their friends and neighbours for an afternoon of tea-drinking and talk Издательство: "Jonathan Cape" (2008).

From the best-selling author of Persepolis comes this gloriously entertaining and enlightening look into the sex lives of Iranian women. 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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Embroideries gathers together Marjane's tough-talking grandmother, stoic mother, glamorous and eccentric aunt .

Embroideries gathers together Marjane's tough-talking grandmother, stoic mother, glamorous and eccentric aunt and their friends and neighbours for an afternoon of tea-drinking and talk  . She grew up in Tehran, where she studied at the French school, before leaving for Vienna and then Strasbourg to study illustration.

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.As the afternoon progresses, these vibrant women share their secrets, their regrets and their often outrageous stories about, among other things, how to fake one’s virginity, how to escape an arranged marriage, how to enjoy the miracles of plastic surgery and how to delight in being a mistress. 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 importantly, keep up appearances. Full of surprises, this introduction to the private lives of some fascinating women, whose life stories and lovers and 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.

Comments: (7)

Onoxyleili
Embroideries is categorized as a memoir, though it's more like a book of short stories, told by different female characters living in Iran, done in Marjane's usual graphic novel style. Marjane and her family and a few friends are sitting down to tea to gossip after lunch while the men nap. These women relate stories about past or present relationship issues and I think that most female readers will find that they've done something similar with their own family or friends. I can't really describe the plot because each little tale has it's own - but they range from cheating husbands, old lovers, sexual experiences, marriage and more. This is definitely not a book intended for children. I found myself laughing out loud several times, especially when the women are discussing the male anatomy. As the blurb on the book says, these stories "will strike us as at once deeply familiar and profoundly different from our own" and I'm inclined to agree. I enjoyed this little book very much and would recommend it to most - as long as you have a sense of humor and don't mind people discussing sex and the naked body.
Zyniam
Marjane Satrapi has a gift of bringing images of Iran to life with minimal words and simple but elegant drawings. EMBROIDERIES details much about Iranian women through a discussion between women of various generations at a tea time. Satrapi was in charge of the samovar and stated that the tea at noon and night functioned as a gathering time for women to discuss men, love, sex and even plastic surgery. Prior to reading this book the first time, I was unaware of how independent-thinking Iranian women are. I also was unaware of the numerous tactics used to maintain this freedom in what is a very male-dominated society (and when you learn what embroidery means....). I think the funniest moment was the woman who tried to cut herself with a razor on her wedding night so her husband would think she was a virgin but instead the woman cut her husband! However, the naivete was also very apparent as one woman married a man, received many jewels as wedding gifts, and then allowed her husband to leave for Switzerland 10 days or so after their wedding with all of her jewels- and of course he asked for a divorce after he had taken all of her jewels and safely left the country. Reading this book was like getting a tiny but intimate glimpse into the lives of Iranian women and realizing that they are just like American women in many ways. I highly recommend this book but will state I enjoyed it better the second time than the first.
Berkohi
I'd already read Marjane Satrapi's books Persepolis 1 & Persepolis 2, which I really enjoyed reading a lot.. So I wanted to read another one of her books. I decided to read Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi as it sounded really appealing to me as a graphic novel. It did not disappoint. I loved the writing and artwork contained with in this graphic novel.
Goltigor
Embroideries is a wonderfully funny graphic novel detailing the romantic lives of women in Iran. Each woman's story spans just a few pages, but touching, amusing punchlines are delivered every time. The illustrations are lively and gestural, capturing the personalities of Marjane's family and friends. The book is very relatable. It would be a good discussion starter for a book club or a parent broaching the subject of love, romance and courtship to young women.

One of the more amusing stories is told by a woman who, after noticing that her middle aged husband was being distracted from her middle age self by twenty-something women, had plastic surgery that took fat from her behind and used it to perk up her breasts. He loves her new breasts - but in fact is kissing her rear!
Ielonere
I picked up this book after reading Persepolis, which I felt examined a lot of issues in a surprisingly deep way. I expected this book to have some unexpected insights into Iranian women and their thoughts on sexuality, marriage, and men.

So I was disappointed by this comparatively shallow book. 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. 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.

It is a great way to entertain yourself on a rainy afternoon, and the author's illustrations are quirky and expressive as usual, but don't expect to want to press this book on your friends and relatives after reading it, the way I think many of us did with Persepolis.
Usanner
Excellent excellent excellent. Purchase for yourself purchase for friends. I have actually not ready her other work that is so popular but plan to after having read this fantastic book on women in Iran.

It is illustrated so a short quick read. When you finish you'll want to flip to the beginning and start again!
Diredefender
I ordered this book for a friend's birthday as she is a huge fan of Marjane Satrapi. When the book arrived I think I read it at least 3 times before gifting it to her!

If you are a fan of Persepolis then you are already familiar with Satrapi's writing/drawing style. This book is a little lighter of a read since it does not deal as much with war and politics. This is a great gift to give to your best girl friend and then swap your own stories inspired by the ones of Marjane and her various friends and family members. It is an amazing book, as expected.
Beautiful book. It's a funny take on adulthood, womanhood, and sisterhood.
Embroideries download epub
Specific Groups
Author: Marjane Satrapi
ISBN: 0375423052
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Specific Groups
Language: English
Publisher: Pantheon (April 19, 2005)
Pages: 144 pages