interview with Satrepi (author of Persepolis)
April 26, 2005 2:13 AM   Subscribe

Great Salon interview with Marjane Satrapi (author of Persepolis). via
posted by Tlogmer (6 comments total)
Great article! There's another good one here . As Satrapi says, "You know, talking about sex and pussy is always a joy for me."
posted by ibeji at 6:22 AM on April 26, 2005

When I spoke to Satrapi by phone from her home in Paris, I was reluctant to make comparisons between Iran's tyrannical mullahs and our homegrown Christian theocrats, because I didn't want to trivialize her country's exponentially greater suffering. She, however, had no such qualms. "They are the same!" she said in a rush of slightly broken, accented English. "The secular people, we have no country. We the people -- all the secular people who are looking for freedom -- we have to keep together. We are international, as they" -- the fanatics of all religions -- "are international."

Sounds like a great gal; I'll have to read her book.

When I glanced at this post as I scrolled up the page, I thought it said "Great Satan interview with Marjane Satrapi (author of Persepolis)."
posted by languagehat at 6:32 AM on April 26, 2005

Great interview, thanks. Persopolis I and II are great reads, beautifully drawn and articulated. I can't wait to read Embroideries, although I've heard it's very different from the others.
posted by livii at 7:05 AM on April 26, 2005

Both Persepolis are excellent; the first reads like a bizarre childrens story. Really great stuff.
posted by chunking express at 7:16 AM on April 26, 2005

thanks for this link, I wouldn't have found it otherwise and I love Satrapi.
posted by BuddhaInABucket at 9:37 AM on April 26, 2005

Thanks for the link! This ties in well with the Iranian Identities class I'm taking right now.
posted by blendor at 2:09 PM on April 26, 2005

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