from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An ancient city of Persia northeast of modern Shiraz in southwest Iran. It was the ceremonial capital of Darius I and his successors. Its ruins include the palaces of Darius and Xerxes and a citadel that contained the treasury looted by Alexander the Great.
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- proper n. an ancient city of Persia.
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- n. an ancient city that was the capital of the ancient Persian Empire; now in ruins
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"Persepolis" is the poignant story of a young girl coming-of-age in Iran during the Islamic Revolution.
Well it looks like Persepolis is now headed for the big screen, it will be nice to see an animated film that will make people think:
Persepolis is not so much a graphic novel as it is a graphic memoir.
The name in the cuneiform inscriptions at Persepolis is written Daryawus, from the root Darh, "to preserve," the Conservator
The art (done by Chari Pere) is stellar - it reminds me a bit of Marjane Satrapi's "Persepolis" - and the story is really riveting.
Originally written in French, Persepolis traces the first few decades of Satrapi’s life, from being a child during the Iranian Revolution to leaving for Europe, coming back, and then leaving again.
Hopefully it will receive one of the five nominations for the Animated Feature Oscar -- it can have the occasional foreign slot previously filled by titles like "The Triplets of Belleville" and "Persepolis" -- so there will be more interest for expanded distribution.
I recently read Persepolis, which is a fabulous graphic novel about a girl growing up in Iran.
You also really can't only lean towards the obvious "literary" titles Persepolis, Eisner, American Splendor.
A woman I worked with lent me a really interesting graphic novel 2 volumes, called Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi.