Start by marking “Chicken with Plums” as Want to Read: Chicken with Plums tells the heartrending story of a celebrated Iranian musician who gives up his life for music and love. When Nasser Ali Khan, Marjane Satrapi’s great-uncle, discovers that his beloved instrument is. Chicken with Plums is a graphic novel by Iranian author Marjane Satrapi. Contents. 1 Synopsis; 2 Publication history; 3 Awards; 4 Film adaptation. Synopsis. The book narrates the last eight days of the life of Nasser Ali Khan , a relative. “Chicken with Plums is a feast you'll devour.” — Newsweek Acclaimed The site Book Review Author interviews, book reviews, editors' picks, and more.
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Chicken with Plums is a feast you'll devour.” —Newsweek earn your way to a free book! Chicken with Plums by Marjane Satrapi. download. 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. Chicken With Plums is Marjane Satrapi's finest achievement to date. She is the author of several children's books, as well as the critically.
A beautiful graphic novel in the same art style as beloved The Complete 'Chicken with Plums' is the story of Nasser Ali Khan, one of Iran's most cherished tar traditional string instrument players. A beautiful graphic novel in the same art style as beloved The Complete Persepolis that encloses the tragedy of lost loves and broken hearts and the complication of relationships.
Marjane Satrapi is a genius and I really want to eat chicken with plums now. Zanimljivo predstavljeni koncepti ljubavi, ocekivanja, samodestrukcije i inspiracije. Crtez je bas lijep i sve je nekako melankolicno nije sve prekrasno u crtezu kao u npr.
Habibi, gdje je svaka stranica malo umjetnicko djelce , ali mi se ovdje bas jako svidaju jednostavne linije. Zapravo sam uzela usporedivati to dvoje zbog melankolicnog tona u svakom potezu i svakoj rijeci. Posebno dirljiv trenutak je kad Naser u krevetu razmislja o tome kako se netko uporno moli za njegovu dusu i na taj nacin Zanimljivo predstavljeni koncepti ljubavi, ocekivanja, samodestrukcije i inspiracije.
Chicken with plums
Posebno dirljiv trenutak je kad Naser u krevetu razmislja o tome kako se netko uporno moli za njegovu dusu i na taj nacin mu ne da da umre.
Sam kadar prikaza nevoljenog sincica u kadru nakon je bas mocan. I zapravo je suludo kako nas neke stvari prestanu inspirirati u trenutku kad se sudarimo s planetom i kako se nekad nesto u nama samo prekine i pukne Dec 21, Sara Alaee rated it liked it Shelves: Sad familiar story about love and its being the inspiration to create music.
Graphics are also great. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Personal Impression As usual, Satrapi amazes me in each of her books with a new topic to be discussed by her unique style and outstanding pictures. Here, she tells us about the story of her late uncle Nasser Ali Khan, about his conflict with wife he didn't love, household issues and his fondness of music.
A great incident happens to him which leads him to his grave. What's the most horrible incident could happen to a musician? It's to lose his own instrument. And hence, the artist loses his own Personal Impression As usual, Satrapi amazes me in each of her books with a new topic to be discussed by her unique style and outstanding pictures. And hence, the artist loses his own soul with. I'm taken by all Marjane Satrapi writes. Her way of writing and arranging the events is amazing.
Her picturing is simple but attractive and influential. She shows us how rich is her homeland with its stories, cultures, people and history.
I have known Iran in another way via Marjane.. True love is true love! Absolutely phenomenal. Breathtakingly sour and delightful at the same time.
Jul 16, Gisoo rated it liked it. Mar 22, Trish rated it it was amazing Shelves: Satrapi relates the death of her great-uncle and celebrated musician Nassar Ali Khan with the cool detachment of a reporter. Her drawings and captions do not reveal how she views the events she shares with us.
Her uncle took to his bed one day and decided he was going to die. It appears to have taken him eight days. The explanation Satrapi offers us is that he lived for his music. When his beautiful instrument was broken by his wife in a moment of rage, he never imagined his talent would abandon Satrapi relates the death of her great-uncle and celebrated musician Nassar Ali Khan with the cool detachment of a reporter. When his beautiful instrument was broken by his wife in a moment of rage, he never imagined his talent would abandon him.
But Khan believed he played so well because he carried within his heart an unfulfilled but requited love that sustained him and fed his talent. When he believed that love was withdrawn, he lost the will to live. Was he foolish?
I have heard that it is possible for a person to give up their will to live, but I have always thought it a conundrum: I would not have thought it so common in majority Christian Western democracies to find such abandonment of will, but I believe the Asian countries have many examples of suicide by simply refusing to live, and now Satrapi tells us it is apparently not unusual in the Middle East as well. It looks like a relatively peaceful, painless way to go, emotional trauma aside, if she describes it correctly.
This observation is separate from the discussion about whether it was a good choice. I would have to say, in his case, with the information we have of his life, it was not a good choice. He seems to lack the maturity to make a reasonable moral choice on the matter. Regarding the love affair: Unrequited love has been the impetus for, and subject of, many a grand piece of music.
The more unrequited the love, the grander the music.
He should have, too. I think his wife was right. He was a selfish bastard. This book is hard to rate with the star system. Nice controversial piece.
She's a devilish one, that Satrapi. Keep your eye on her. Jun 06, Neha rated it really liked it Shelves: Chicken with plums, candies and gums, clapping and drums, laughter and jumps. This is how the title makes you feel but believe me its far from it. Marjane Satrapi and her beautiful picture books can make even the most grim subjects a bag of laughter. She brings in the amazing human ability to laugh and live life even in the most hopeless situations.
This book is the testimony to it - as Marjane narrates 8 days before death of Naseer Ali Khan, his broken tar and heart. He lay there waiting for dea Chicken with plums, candies and gums, clapping and drums, laughter and jumps. He lay there waiting for death to come, giving up music, food and any hope to live, what can make the story any exciting at this point of time. Well the family visits, their stories, their memories and showing the futures unknown to them but past by now. Each incident is beautifully treated with fine strokes of warmth and irony, that you feel the inevitable sad ending but accept it as part of life.
So this book is more like.. Chicken with plums, life has its bumps, smile only trumps, happiness in the crumbs. To read more Book reviews and about Books, do visit my blog: After deciding that he has nothing else to live for he takes to his bed and waits to die. Eight days later he dies.
In between Nasser's wife, brother, sister, and children all try to convince him to stay in the living world as he dreams of what the future might be. Satrapi appears to be trying to show us some of the universal themes of live, love, and everything in between and uses her great-uncle's story as a way to demonstrate that.
But the story instead portrays her uncle as a shallow, vain man and its difficult to sympathize or relate to him in any way. I think I understand what Satrapi's is trying to say with this book, but it just doesn't work.
In the meantime I'll treasure Persepolis and I'll wait for another book that shows off Satrapi's brilliance. Jun 19, Kimberly added it. This is a story of eight days in Tehran. A cranky old man has taken to bed to die.
There are flashbacks and flash-forwards from several perspectives.
The man's regret and sorrow are taken to his grave but revealed to us. As in her three previous novels, Satrapi portrays brilliantly funny and resolute characters. The main one here is more distantly related to her than the ones in her earlier stories. In addition, he is a man and I think that gender plays a part in Satrapi's characterization. I liked the author's less personal tone here but I did not feel more sympathy for the main character at the book's end than when I started it.
I probably take to Satrapi's women characters more, anyway. On another note, I did tire of the black background of the flashback scenes, and wished for more visual variety.
But the internal struggle of a Great Artist isolated from family is a worthwhile read. Jan 15, Andrew rated it liked it Shelves: A moving, psychological examination of a man facing suicide.
I've been reading lots of Satrapi's work lately, I guess out of shame that I slept on her for so long. I really enjoy her stories and she tells them with lots of honesty and insight.
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This could have been a digress chapter in Persepolis as it concerns one of Satrapi's relatives in Iran in the 50s and continues her exploration of society and culture in 20th century Iran. Its a short book at only 80 pages, but it tells a complete story abou A moving, psychological examination of a man facing suicide.
Its a short book at only 80 pages, but it tells a complete story about the final 8 days of a man's life. I appreciate Satrapi's tone and her willingness to let the story stand on its own without any forced commentary. The reader gets to decide for themselves.
Its a shame that Marjane Satrapi seems to have left comics for film. Retrieved from " https: Hidden categories: Articles lacking sources from July All articles lacking sources Graphic novel pop All stub articles.
Chicken with Plums
And as the pieces of his story fall into place, we begin to understand the breadth of his decision to let go of life. The poignant story of one man, it is also stunningly universal—a luminous tale of life and death, and the courage and passion both require of us. Chicken with Plums is the most intricately laminated of her tales: The author shuffles past, present, and future like a cardsharp. Completely seamless. That Satrapi chose to tell her remarkable story as a gorgeous comic books makes it unique and totally indispensable.
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Join Reader Rewards and earn points when you download this book from your favorite retailer. Paperback —.He was once in love with a beautiful woman, but her parents forbid the marriage because he was a musician and couldn't support her. Satrapi continues to exploit the capacity of graphic novels to offer subtle insight into the motivations and feelings of her characters without telling the reader too much.
In the meantime I'll treasure Persepolis and I'll wait for another book that shows off Satrapi's brilliance. Children's Children's 0 - 18 months 18 months - 3 years 3 - 5 years 5 - 7 years 7 - 9 years 9 - 12 years View all children's. Persepolis Marjane Satrapi. Nicht ahnend, dass er falsch lag und es genau jenes Mitglied war, mit dem er die wenigste Verbindung sah.
But the story instead portrays her uncle as a shallow, vain man and its difficult to sympathize or relate to him in any way. Apr 08, MJ Nicholls rated it really liked it Shelves:
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