Chicken with Plums is a feast you’ll devour.” —Newsweek Acclaimed graphic artist Marjane Satrapi brings what has become her signature. Chicken with Plums (Pantheon Graphic Library) [Marjane Satrapi] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. “Chicken with Plums is a feast you’ll. The question of what makes a life worth living has rarely been posed with as much poignancy and ambition as it is in Satrapi’s dazzling new.

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Chicken with Plums

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Use the HTML below. Marjane Satrapi and her beautiful picture books can make even the most grim subjects a mrjane of laughter. Irane eventually complies with her father’s wishes. Lili, adulte Mathis Bour Chicken with Plums by Marjane Satrapi – 4 stars. Her insights, keen eye for details, refreshing sense mqrjane humor and fantastic storytelling abilities made each of the cartoon frames in Persepolis brim with the essence of life.

There was one page that really struck me as a genial page, which was the page I believe of day 6 or 7, where the musician’s sister came by and was drawn as a silhouet somewhat far away.

At this point, his master gifts him with a Tar a musical instrument like a guitar and his life starts to swirl around it! After deciding that he has nothing else to live for he takes to his bed and waits to die. Gang of the Jotas Also I could empathize very well with some of the painful sattrapi, such as the hurt of the p,ums when his wife broke his tar or the hurt of his wife when he said he had never loved her.


Iranian-born Satrapi is an extrovert, full of humour. After an almost deadly bout of pneumonia, she returned to Iran. Matthieu Amalric does a standup job as Nasser Ali, bringing a certain world-weariness to his character as well as youthful optimism in the flashback scenes.

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Paronnaud, a Frenchman, is quietly sardonic, sharply dressed, bearded and rake-thin. Her uncle took to his ,arjane one day and decided he was going to die. Like every Iranian film-maker, Satrapi is frequently asked about such matters as the imprisonment of influential film-maker Jafar Panahi in Tehran, the collapse of the green revolution, and the alleged irregularities at the elections that saw President Ahmadinejad hold on to power.

Eight days later, he does. Quotes from Chicken with Plums.

Chicken with Plums by Marjane Satrapi

I liked the author’s less personal tone here but I did not feel more sympathy for the main character at the book’s end than when I started it. And this next part with Azrael, the Angel of Death, was astounding: A luggage mix-up at the airport brings together the lives of two friends preparing for a badminton tournament with a woman on the run from a gang who killed her sister.

I probably take to Satrapi’s women characters more, anyway. On another note, I did tire of the black background of the flashback scenes, and wished for more visual variety. It was short, but our time together was just wonderful. Satrapi believes “lack of poetry and imagination” is what distorts people’s lives; Chicken with Plums is intended as a “celebration of beauty”.


Blinded by my new found love, I immediately sought out Embroideries — a humorous and enlightening look at the sex lives of Iranian women — but was eventually led down by its superficiality and its homophobic undertones.

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Majane help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. The film feels like a fairy tale at times, with a sense of whimsy and free-flowing creativity that flies in the face of rather depressing subject matter.

When he believed that love was withdrawn, he lost the will to live. It’s a story of highs and lows, not in the sense that it’s about highs and lows per se but in the sense that the pacing and artwork sort of intertwine and work against each other from page to page creating a chaotic mix of despair and frustration that forces you through each painful page.