Simidchieva, Marta: "Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis through the Lens of Persian Historiography." In: International Journal of Persian Literature 2.1 (2017), S. 87–137.
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Keywords: "Persepolis", France, History comics, Iran, Satrapi. Marjane
Collection: International Journal of Persian Literature
This article tests the applicability of the term “Persianate literature” to diasporic works through a case study of Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, first published in France. Since much of Satrapi’s “graphic narrative” engages with the Iranian revolution of 1979, it is treated as a historical writing, and assessed against the distinctive traits of classical Persian historiography, as highlighted in Julie Scott Meisami’s seminal monograph Persian Historiography to the End of the Twelfth Century and other sources on pre-modern Persian history-writing. The article also examines the creative choices—the domain of sabk—which allow the author to successfully negotiate cultural differences and to translate the Iranian experience into the cultural language of her French target audience, while affirming her Iranian roots.
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