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The Shabbat (from Persepolis)

Marjane Satrapi (1969 -  ) is an Iranian-born author who currently lives in Paris, France.  Her graphic novel, Persepolis, was published in 2000.  In this cartoon-based novel, Satrapi uses several short stories or segments to describe the hardships she faced while growing up in Teheran, Iran during the Iranian Revolution and Iran-Iraq War of the 1970’s and 1980’s.  One short story, “The Shabbat,” concerns a Jewish friend of Satrapi who was killed by an Iraqi missile on the Jewish Sabbath.

LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms

  • Satrapi (Books – Containing the Words - -East Campus)
  • Shabbat from Persepolis (Books – Containing the Words – East Campus)

Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

  • DS266 .M92 2006
  • PN6071 .C5 C57 2007
  •  PN6747 .S245 P4713 2003

Circulating Books and Materials – A Selected List

  •  Adiele, Faith (Ed.). Coming of Age Around the World. 2007.

                        Call Number:  PN6071 .C5 C57 2007  *(See pages 217-218, concerning Persepolis overall.)

  • Satrapi, Marjane. Persepolis. 2003.

                        Call Number:  PN6747 .S245 P4713 2003  *(See Introduction and pages 135-142.)

  •  Zanganeh, Lila (Ed.).  My Sister, Guard Your Veil; My Brother, Guard Your Eyes. 2006.

                        Call Number:  DS266 .M92 2006  *(See pages 20-23, for background about Persepolis.)

Reference Material

  • Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace. Call Number:  REF PN56 .W3 L48 2006

o Volume 2, pages 424-438, especially page 430

Research Databases

To access Valencia’s research databases, open your Atlas account, select “Search the Library,” then select “Databases A-Z.”  *( Search the following databases using the terms Satrapi and Persepolis, for information about the graphic novel overall.)

  • Academic Search Complete
  • JSTOR
  • Literary Reference Center Plus
  • Literature Resources from Gale
  • OmniFile Full Text Mega
  • Virtual Reference Library  *(Use Subject Guide Search.  Use  Satrapi only.  Click on  Satrapi,     Marjane.  View Text  regarding  Persepolis.)

This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia  College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check the LINCCWeb, Valencia East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.

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