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Satrapi, Marjane (Translated by Anjali Singh) . CHICKEN WITH PLUMS. New York City, NY: Pantheon Books, 2006. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 84 pages. As New/As New.

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. A dazzling 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 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. "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. Her breakthrough graphic novel, "Persepolis", was adapted into a critically acclaimed film and first shown at the Cannes Film Festival in 2007. A "must-have" title for Marjane Satrapi collectors. This copy is prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Marjane Satrapi. This title is now highly collectible. This is one of extremely few signed copies of the First English-language Edition still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A very 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 living writer/graphic artists. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER MARJANE SATRAPI TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0375424156. $50.00

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