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“Chicken with Plums is a feast you’ll devour.”
Acclaimed graphic artist Marjane Satrapi brings what has become her signature humor and insight, her keen eye and ear, to the heartrending story of a celebrated Iranian musician who gives up his life for music and love.
When Nasser Ali Khan, the author’s great-uncle, discovers that his beloved instrument is irreparably
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Through Chicken with Plums, Marjane Satrapi once again wields her magic wand to weave an emotional and dramatic t ...more
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کتاب، داستان ده روز آخر زندگی ناصر علی خان نوازنده تار رو در قالب تصویر تعریف می کنه. بعد از این که تار محبوب استاد تو یه دعوا و مشاجره توسط زنش دو تیکه میشه لذت بردن از همه علایق و دلگرمی های زندگی براش ناممکن میشه و در انتظار مرگ روز رو شب می کنه و شب رو به روز می رسونه.
این که چرا ناصر علی خان استاد تار ناصر علی خان شده و حالا به این روز افتاده با خوندن اتفاقات هشت روز باقی عمرش و فلاش بک های داستان به زمان های خیلی دور که با چاشنی طنز لطیفی ( یا شاید هم تلخ) ...more
Chicken With Plums is a story about Satrapi's great-uncle, Nasser Ali Khan. Nasser Ali Khan is a musician who decides to die after his beloved tar is broken by his wife. His marriage is pretty much a disaster, and as the novel progresses, we find out exactly why this is so - and it just so happens to be the same reason for why Nasser Ali Khan is so very upset o ...more
This is how the title makes you feel but believe me its far from it. Marjane Satrapi and her beautiful picture books can make even the most grim subjects a bag of laughter. She brings in the amazing human ability to laugh and live life even in the most hopeless situations.
This book is the testimony to it - as Marjane narrates 8 days before death of Naseer Ali Khan, his broken tar and heart. He lay there waiting for dea ...more
"Chickens with Plums" has the same great artwork of Persepolis that places the focus o ...more
The explanation Satrapi offers us is that he lived for his music. When his beautiful instrument was broken by his wife in a moment of rage, he never imagined his talent would abandon ...more
The story ostensibly covers eight days in the life of Satrapi's great-uncle and renowned tar player, Nassar Ali, but the use of flashbacks provide insights into the family and personal histo ...more
I enjoyed the story, it was interesting to read and surprising at the end (I didn't suspect the woman on the street to be the one girl the musician was in love with before). Also I like the realism of the characters, they are not stereotypically portrayed or forced into a typical story with a hero, antagonistic character, good vs bad, etc. It was a good plot to first introduce the character and his end, so readers were made curious on how the musician came to his end in ...more
This book is less sweeping than Persepolis but no less personal or touching. It's about Marjane's great uncle, Nasser Ali, and the events that lead up to his death. Satrapi's illustrations are e ...more
brpun dibilang buku ini isinya kisah org stres, g teteup kekeuh mo baca! in the end yg g temukan dari buku ini adalah kisah 'keteguhan' hati sang paman, Mr. Nasser Ali sepanjang hidup... demi cinta dan musik.
hidup seperti dlm penggambaran satrapi lainnya adalah perjuangan,
bagaimana menjadi seorang yg jujur dan berani.. suatu hal yg dipaksakan pada akhirnya tidak akan berbuah manis. Prasangka pun tidak akan melahirkan apa-apa selain sakit.
Pidin erityisesti kertomuksen takaumista ja ennakoinneista. Merkitsenpä muistiin, että kirja on erinomaista ...more
Ok, su forza, diciamo in coro "Margherita Dolcevita non ha capito niente della graphic novel, non ha colto le millemila sfumature, non ha colto l'essenza, la psicologia positivista dell'ermeneutica kantiana kafkiana che invade sofisticamente i disegni preraffaelliti e che permea platonicamente i d ...more
From the back of the book: We are in Tehran in 1958, and Nasser Ali Kahn, one of Iran’s most revered tar players, discovers that his beloved instrument is irreparably damaged. Though he tries, he cannot find one to replace it. In despair, he takes to his bed, renouncing the world and all its pleasures, closing the door on the demands and love of his wife and children.
Nasser Ali selfishly decides to die, but before he does so, he reflects back on his l ...more
Satrapi grew up in Tehran in a family which was involved with communist and socialist movements in Iran prior to the Iranian Revolution. She a ...more