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Persepolis 2 by Marjane Satrapi
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Aug 02, 2007

it was amazing
Read in March, 2007

In some ways, even better than the first and I loved the first. Satrapi's shift from a child's concern of the world to an adult's search for a place in the world makes this memoir a real modern classic.
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message 1: by Barbara (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:49AM) (new) - added it

Barbara I think though, that Satrapi really edits herself in this one, really withholds a lot of the good details which places the first Persepolis right there in your face and in the moment. I am thinking this withholding in #2 *might* be because her adult self may be editing (mediating?) her adolescent trauma?


message 2: by Oscar (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:49AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Oscar I agree that Satrapi leaves out details but that's what keeps me connected to Persepolis' protagonist. The fact that the speaker is shiftng (omitting) viewpoints from the self to global back to the self as it serves her makes for surprising real-life turns.


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