Title: CHICKEN WITH PLUMS - Scarce Fine Copy of The...
Publisher: New York City, NY: Pantheon Books, 2006
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 84 pages. Published in 2006. The author/graphic artist's fourth memoir in graphic-novel form. Now considered a contemporary classic. The first appearance of the title in English. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. A brilliant production by Marjane Satrape and Jean-Christophe Menu: Regular-sized volume format. Pictorial hard boards with titles on spine, as issued. Graphic art and text by Marjane Satrapi. Printed on pristine-white, thick uncoated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ which has a die-cut in the center and yellow titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents Marjane Satrapi's "Chicken With Plums" in a felicitous English translation. Her most reflective memoir-narrative. "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 effort. Presents the story of her great-uncle Nasser Ali Khan, one of Iran's most revered musicians, who takes to bed after realizing that he'll never be able to find an instrument to replace his beloved, broken tar. Eight days later, he dies. Because everything is being filtered through Satrapi's formidable imagination, we are treated to classical Persian poetry, bits of history, folk stories as well as an occasional flash-forward into lives Nasser Ali will never have a chance to see. Each episode is illustrated with Satrapi's characteristically child-like drawings, which take on the stark expressiveness of block prints" (Publisher's blurb). Born in 1969, Marjane Satrapi is now a French citizen based in Paris. She is a regular contributor to The New Yorker Magazine and The New York Times. An absolute "must-have" title for Marjane Satrapi collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Marjane Satrapi. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of very few such signed copies of the First American Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. Winner of the Fernando Buesa Blanco Prize in Spain and the Alex Award by the American Library Association for "Persepolis". One of the most brilliant writer/graphic artists of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER MARJANE SATRAPI TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0375424156. Bookseller Inventory # 10913
Synopsis: In her acclaimed Persepolis books and in Embroideries, Marjane Satrapi rendered the events of her life and times in a uniquely captivating and powerful voice and vision. Now she turns that same keen eye and ear to the heartrending story of her great-uncle, a celebrated Iranian musician who gave up his life for music and love.
We are in Tehran in 1958, and Nasser Ali Khan, one of Iran?s most revered tar players, discovers that his beloved instrument is irreparably damaged. Though he tries, he cannot find one to replace it, one whose sound speaks to him with the same power and passion with which his music speaks to others. In despair, he takes to his bed, renouncing the world and all its pleasures, closing the door on the demands and love of his wife and his four children. Over the course of the week that follows, his family and close friends attempt to change his mind, but Nasser Ali slips further and further into his own reveries: flashbacks and flash-forwards (with unexpected appearances by the likes of the Angel of Death and Sophia Loren) from his own childhood through his children?s futures. And as the pieces of his story slowly fall into place, we begin to understand the profundity of his decision to give up life.
Marjane Satrapi brings what has become her signature humor, insight, and generosity to this emotional tale of life and death, and the courage and passion both require of us. The poignant story of one man, it is also a story of stunning universality?and an altogether luminous work.
About the Author: Marjane Satrapi was born in 1969 in Rasht, Iran. She now lives in Paris, where she is a regular contributor to magazines and newspapers throughout the world, including The New Yorker and The New York Times. She is also the author of several children?s books, Embroideries, and the internationally best-selling and award-winning comic book autobiography in two parts, Persepolis and Persepolis 2. Persepolis is currently being made into an animated feature film, cowritten and codirected by Satrapi, which will be distributed by Sony Picture Classics in 2007.
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