MetaMaus: A Look Inside a Modern Classic, Maus
***NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD WINNER***Visually and emotionally rich, MetaMaus is as groundbreaking as the masterpiece whose creation it reveals. In the pages of MetaMaus, Art Spiegelman re-enters the Pulitzer prize–winning Maus, the modern classic that has altered how we see literature, comics,... show more
***NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD WINNER***Visually and emotionally rich, MetaMaus is as groundbreaking as the masterpiece whose creation it reveals. In the pages of MetaMaus, Art Spiegelman re-enters the Pulitzer prize–winning Maus, the modern classic that has altered how we see literature, comics, and the Holocaust ever since it was first published twenty-five years ago. He probes the questions that Maus most often evokes—Why the Holocaust? Why mice? Why comics?—and gives us a new and essential work about the creative process. MetaMaus includes a bonus DVD-R that provides a digitized reference copy of The Complete Maus linked to a deep archive of audio interviews with his survivor father, historical documents, and a wealth of Spiegelman’s private notebooks and sketches. Compelling and intimate, MetaMaus is poised to become a classic in its own right.
Publish date: October 4th 2011
Pages no: 300
Edition language: English
, World War II
, Sequential Art
, Graphic Novels
I read everything except the Vladek transcripts. Really, really great interview about art, comics, memory, family, honesty. And speculation that hearing about Maus led eventually to An American Tail being made.
I actually haven't read this cover-to-cover (I just skimmed the transcript of the interview with Vladek at the end), nor have I checked out the CD that comes with the book yet (though I plan to), but the bulk of this book, which is an interview between Hillary Chute and Art Spiegelman was *fantastic...
An extraordinarily insightful, intimate look inside the creative process and the evolution of a masterpiece.
MetaMaus is based off a series of interviews Hillary Chute conducted with Art Spiegelman over the course of several years. The book is set up in a Q&A format that mirrors the process Spiegelman used to interview his own father for the information in Maus. Intentionally, I'm sure. It's meant to be Sp...
This book is a good companion to the graphic history of Maus. Done mainly though interviews, the book covers the concept, creation, and response to Maus. It is quite an easy read. Also of note is the DVD, which includes a copy of the graphic novel and losts of bonus materials, including some sour...