The Sigh

The Sigh #2020

The Sigh From the author of Persepolis comes this illustrated fairy tale Rose is one of three daughters of a rich merchant who always brings gifts for his girls from the market One day Rose asks for the seed
  • Title: The Sigh
  • Author: Marjane Satrapi Edward Gauvin
  • ISBN: 9781936393466
  • Page: 176
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From the author of Persepolis, comes this illustrated fairy tale Rose is one of three daughters of a rich merchant who always brings gifts for his girls from the market One day Rose asks for the seed of a blue bean, but he fails to find one for her She lets out a sigh in resignation, and her sigh attracts the Sigh, a mysterious being that brings the seed she desired toFrom the author of Persepolis, comes this illustrated fairy tale Rose is one of three daughters of a rich merchant who always brings gifts for his girls from the market One day Rose asks for the seed of a blue bean, but he fails to find one for her She lets out a sigh in resignation, and her sigh attracts the Sigh, a mysterious being that brings the seed she desired to the merchant But every debt has to be paid, and every gift has a price, and the Sigh returns a year later to take the merchant s daughter to a secret and distant palace.
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    The story is not original Samad Behrangi also has it in his Azarbaijan stories anthology In Persian, it has so many different kinds of connotation and symbolism that was lost in translation Awkward translation went hand in hand with the strange mix of modern day drawings that had little to do with the old world feel of the story As you can see I am disappointed and expected so much from Satrapi who is an icon for me I unfortunately can only afford two stars.

    Marjane Satrapi is mostly known for Persepolis , a work I have not had the opportunity to read yet I thought The Sigh might be a good introduction to her work, given its short length, but I was slightly disappointed First of all, this is not a graphic novel but rather an illustrated fairytale The story was pleasant but nothing too impressive It is certainly a quick and easy read, but nothing sort of life changing.

    I am looking it this story with an adult eye Last time I have read it, it was a SAMAD BEHRANGI collection and I was a hothead teenager with revolutionary ideas Now it seems a grownup story with different meaning layer upon layer of hidden meaning I wish Ms Satrapi re write this story from a modern perspective instead of only directly translate the original BEHRANI version

    Wow I really didn t like this I picked it up because the cover is beautiful and it s a short book I bought this at a used book store, so I m unsure if it is generally for younger audiences, but even that is still terrible This is the most instalove story I ve read in a long time and the main genre I read is YA, so that is hard to do if this is for kids, I get it The story has to move along quickly so they don t get bored BUT SERIOUSLY IT S WAY TOO WEIRD Just in case you want to read this, I m go [...]

    La vita non che un sospiro Marjane Satrapi, l autrice di Persepolis, che si d al racconto fiabesco, ma con il suo solito stile personalissimo e forse in quest opera pi che in altre c il riflesso della sua persona nata in Iran, diventata adulta in Francia Cos questa fiaba ricorda per molti versi quelle europee, ma con tinte e risvolti a La mille e una notte.Mondo distanti che si incontrano anche in una semplice fiaba, adoro la Satrapi anche per questo.

    I m such a fan of Marjane Satrapi s other books that I didn t think twice about shelling out 10 for The Sigh at my local bookstore The Persepolis series A thought provoking historical and personal narrative Chicken With Plums A heartbreaking romantic tale of Byron esque proportions Embroideries A funny, insightful exploration of female relationships The Sigh Ummmm a prettily illustrated fairy tale of sorts about a woman who feels a need to punish herself after accidentally harming her lover I ge [...]

    I m utterly confused as to whether this is a legit book, or just a fairytale picture book o_oThe reason this matters is because in fairytales with princesses and witches and magic spells, shit never makes sense but it s okay, because it s a fairytale, and nobody questions it But in a legitimate novel People ll be up your ass Why does she have a nose if she s a mermaid Beastiality is an unhealthy lifestyle Voodoo can t actually turn people into frogs Or, my all time favourite Why are all the Disn [...]

    The Sigh tells the story of Rose, the youngest daughter of a merchant who promises to bring his daughter s heart s desires upon returning from his travels When he returns, he was unable to being the seed of a blue bean that Rose requested In her disappointment, she lets out a deep sign which summons Ah the Sigh from the Kingdom of Sighs Ah offers Rose s father the gift He accepts, offering anything in return We can see where this is goingAs we can expect, Ah returns in a year and requests Rose F [...]

    A familiar story which could have been interesting if presented critically, subversively, but unfortunately it was just misogynist The villains were all women, with stereotypical motives and offenses The only viable reward for a woman s good behavior was marriage The main character s arc was driven by men men s decisions and men s well being Very disappointing.

    It is a beautiful story, but I am very disappointed that Satrapi has not mentioned that this book is a rendition of several very old Iranian stories.

    Not having read the original fairy tail I don t think anyway I feel a little ham stringed but I really want to get back in the swing of reviewing things, so here goes Disclaimer Do not pick up this book if you are expecting everything Satrapi does to resemble Persepolis, The Sigh is a completely different story and you may be sourly disappointed.Unlike some of Satrapi s other works, The Sigh is an all ages illustrated traditional fairy tale The key word here being traditional Heads up, some part [...]

    Rose is the youngest of three daughters of a merchant who brings back presents for his daughters when he goes on his business trips Except the one time when Rose asks him for a blue bean, he returns empty handed And then there is a knock on the door A strange spirit like creature called Ah has the blue bean From there, Rose will go on a journey that will take in a magical kingdom, a kidnapped prince, a dragon, a Bandit Queen, and true loveMarjane Satrapi s latest book isn t a comic book per se, [...]

    The Sigh is a fairy tale about the youngest of three daughters It starts similarly to Beauty and the Beast, and then moves to another fairy tale type where the wife accidentally does something to her husband when she shouldn t exposed him to light when she was warned not too, takes something magical away from him, etc and then has to save him bring him back to life there are several of these tale types.I liked the fairy tale well enough, though it was a bit predictable But I was primarily readin [...]

    3.5 stars I always enjoy Marjane Satrapi s voice, constructed from her drawings and her words In the other books that I have read, the drawings are the force that propels the story This is the first book that has the feeling of a story that she illustrated More to the point, the drawings don t seem to have an even pacing throughout the book Towards the end, the drawings are less frequent and smaller, as if she discovered that the book was going to be a lot longer than intended if she didn t get [...]

    If you read Marjane s Persepolis 1 2, The Sigh might be a bit disappointment for you The plot and the drawings are definitely not the same as those 2 previous books The Sigh is a leisure reading, for those who need a break from heavy reading and any reader can finish the whole book in one day The Sigh narrated on the power of love, loyalty, patience and kindness From my point of view as a reader, The Sigh is another escapism from those thick books on my reading shelf, waiting dearly for me to re [...]

    Loved it Although it is far from the splendid full edition of Persepolis I had the pleasure to hear once Marjane s voice but in a different context It is a beautiful metaphoric folktales on life and humanity However, I believe that in its original language it d be much better I ll also read it in French It is magical and enchanting for children but really does teach important lessons to adults The cover is a beauty Everytime, I took it out somewhere to read a page or two, people would stare at [...]

    Definitely not my favorite Satrapi, but it s interesting enough to keep me reading Only read this if you have an open mind if you expect it to be like Persepolis, you will be disappointed Also, only read this if you enjoy fairy tales and won t take offense at the seeming misogyny The story is a retelling of a well known tale and is not meant to be taken as a reflection of Satrapi s sociopolitical views by any means.

    A little weird, but perfectly compatible with current trends in fairy tales I wonder if anyone will throw a fit about the prince s nighstalking ways, or if Satrapi is too much cooler than Stephenie Meyer to get the criticism.

    I m trying to appreciate this for the fairy tale it is, but could we do it with a little less selling women as slaves and fathers and husbands fighting over who owns a daughter There were beautiful elements to this story, no doubt, but I expected something else from Satrapi.

    A Persian fairy tale illustrated by the wonderful Marjane Satrapi Mysterious maybe a bit creepy and dreamlike with a young woman protagonist who takes action, plus a romantic ending.

    If I were to rank the books I had read this year by how pretty the covers are, The Sigh would easily make the top ten Unfortunately I can t exactly say the same about the contents The illustrations are quite lovely, as I would expect in reading something from Satrapi From what I have read elsewhere, the story of The Sigh is a re telling of an Iranian fairy tale, which drew me in as much as the gorgeous cover I honestly went in with rather high expectations Marjane Satrapi telling an Iranian fair [...]

    REVIEW ALSO ON dailyblam news 2011 12Once upon a time a widowed man had three daughters who he each granted three wishes The youngest daughter, Rose, wishes for the seed of a blue bean, the consequences of which take her on a fantastical adventure with Ah the Sigh This illustrated short story by Persepolis author Marjane Satrapi is an all ages feel good tale about life and love.This is a classic fairy tale at its best, complete with a whimsical storyline, a moral, and the rule of three Full of c [...]

    This review and others posted over at my blogThe Sigh is a fairy tale and, as the back of the book proclaims, contains content suitable for readers of all ages so you could even read it to a child as a bedtime story The general outline is a familiar one a father has three daughters, each of whom asks for a gift when he returns from his journey Unable to procure the gift his youngest, Rose, wishes for, she sighs and thus, The Sigh is called He gives her the gift she wanted and in exchange the fat [...]

    Beautiful book with meaningful lessons befit for teens, young adult and an adult audience.When I decided to give The Sigh a review I was not completely sure what the book was about other than it was sort of a fairy tale The Sigh is an edgy sort of a Cinderella type story but slightly on the darker side The main character, Rose, has three sisters with her being the most beautiful of the bunch The girl s mother has died and the father Papa, who is a merchant, travels to far away lands and brings [...]

    To see a great artist experiment is always its own kind of joy, and that s exactly what Marjane Satrapi brings to the table with The Sigh She takes the very steep turn from autobiography, in an incredibly proficient graphic novel format, into a mishmash of prose and illustration This is, by all appearances, a Satrapi fairy tale It evokes a book for very young readers, but never feels as though it s talking down or, even, aiming at a particular audience There are echoes of Cinderella in the story [...]

    Marjane Satrapi is one of my favorite memoirists Persepolis and Persepolis 2 are on my continual reading lists I didn t even realize Satrapi had released The Sigh at the end of 2011 until I came across a brief reference in a newspaper I bought it as soon as I learned it was available.One positive It s a quick read I m quite busy right now so I gained a sense of accomplishment by being able to read an entire book in about half an hour The book transported me back to my childhood days, when fairy [...]

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