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Trousdale, Rachel. "A Female Prophet? Authority and inheritance in marjane satrapi." Drawing from Life. Memory and Subjectivity in Comic Art. Ed. Jane Tolmie. Jackson: Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2013. 241–63. 
Added by: joachim (7/28/14, 12:32 PM)   
Resource type: Book Chapter
Language: en: English
DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617039058.003.0011
BibTeX citation key: Trousdale2013
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Keywords: "Persepolis", Autobiography, Ethics, France, Iran, Modernity, Satrapi. Marjane
Creators: Tolmie, Trousdale
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi (Jackson)
Collection: Drawing from Life. Memory and Subjectivity in Comic Art
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This chapter examines how personal and public rebellions coincide and the ways in which bearing witness not only engages with universal narratives but also produces individuals/individualism. Drawing on Marjane Satrapi’s memoir Persepolis, it stresses the importance of carrying one’s own moral authority within himself. It considers the apparent conflict between West and East, modernity and fundamentalism, individualism and collectivity, in Persepolis. It also discusses Satrapi’s constant attempts to replace prescriptive with descriptive storytelling, and traditional authority figures with family-sanctioned self-determination. Finally, the chapter looks at the juxtaposition of God and Karl Marx in Persepolis.
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