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The Complete Maus: A Survivor's Tale - Art Spiegelman, Fred Jordon
The Complete Maus: A Survivor's Tale
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On the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of its first publication, here is the definitive edition of the book acclaimed as “the most affecting and successful narrative ever done about the Holocaust” (Wall Street Journal) and “the first masterpiece in comic book history” (The New... show more
On the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of its first publication, here is the definitive edition of the book acclaimed as “the most affecting and successful narrative ever done about the Holocaust” (Wall Street Journal) and “the first masterpiece in comic book history” (The New Yorker).The Pulitzer Prize-winning Maus tells the story of Vladek Spiegelman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler’s Europe, and his son, a cartoonist coming to terms with his father’s story. Maus approaches the unspeakable through the diminutive. Its form, the cartoon (the Nazis are cats, the Jews mice), shocks us out of any lingering sense of familiarity and succeeds in “drawing us closer to the bleak heart of the Holocaust” (The New York Times).Maus is a haunting tale within a tale. Vladek’s harrowing story of survival is woven into the author’s account of his tortured relationship with his aging father. Against the backdrop of guilt brought by survival, they stage a normal life of small arguments and unhappy visits. This astonishing retelling of our century’s grisliest news is a story of survival, not only of Vladek but of the children who survive even the survivors. Maus studies the bloody pawprints of history and tracks its meaning for all of us.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780679406419 (0679406417)
ASIN: 679406417
Publisher: Pantheon
Pages no: 296
Edition language: English
Series: Maus (#1)
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Malin
Malin rated it
4.0 #CBR8 Book 81: The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman
The two volumes of Maus are Art Spiegelman's attempts to document the struggles of his parents before and during the Second World War, as well as his not always harmonious relationship with his elderly father. The framing narrative shows Art interviewing his father Vladek about his recollections of ...
Url Phantomhive
Url Phantomhive rated it
4.5 Maus
This work combines the two parts 'My father bleeds history' and 'And here my troubles began'. Even when I was reading Maus I knew it would not be easy to write a review of it. Many things, if not everything has been said about it, so I will just focus on explaining some of my thoughts while I was...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
5.0 The Complete Maus: A Survivor's Tale
bookshelves: spring-2015, biography, e-book, holocaust-genocide, jewish, nonfiction, published-1991, art-forms Read from April 30 to May 01, 2015 Art Spiegelman warns of 'dangerous' outcome as Russian shops ban Maus This has been on my wishlist forever -looks like this is a good time to read it...
Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it
3.0 Maus / Art Spiegelman
The Pulitzer Prize-winning Maus tells the story of Vladek Spiegelman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler’s Europe, and his son, a cartoonist coming to terms with his father’s story. Maus approaches the unspeakable through the diminutive. Its form, the cartoon (the Nazis are cats, the Jews mice), shocks us ...
boghunden
boghunden rated it
3.0 The Complete Maus
This was a very interesting read, but somehow very depressing.I read this in Danish, and the writing style was very annoying. "Den mand, den hus, den vej, den skole." 'Den, den, den,' all the time! I think it would have been much better in English, although I have no idea if that's correct or not. I...
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