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The Good Life: Intellectual Heritage 0851

Professor Katie Brennan

Background / Overviews

What kind of sources should I look for?

In contrast to most of the other works in this section, Persepolis is a contemporary graphic novel. In order to find background information on the author and her work, you will need to search the following research databases. Relevant sources might be found in journals, newspapers, and magazines. Look for book reviews, interviews with the author, brief biographies, reports on author appearances, or more critical analyses of the author and her work (mainly in journal articles).

Remember, your research purpose is to find sources that help you to provide a classroom introduction to Persepolis.

A simple but good effective strategy is to use the title of the book (perspolis) and author last name (satrapi) together in a search: persepolis and satrapi.