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The Complete Maus

Spiegelman, Art (Book - 1997 )
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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 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.
Authors: Spiegelman, Art
Title: The complete Maus
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [1997]
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 295 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Art Spiegelman
Contents: My father bleeds history
And here my troubles began
ISBN: 9780679406419
0679406417
Branch Call Number: ygn 940.5318 SPIEGELMA
Subject Headings: Spiegelman, Vladek Comic books, strips, etc Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) Poland Biography Comic books, strips, etc Holocaust survivors United States Biography Comic books, strips, etc Spiegelman, Art Comic books, strips, etc Children of Holocaust survivors United States Biography Comic books, strips, etc
Genre/Form: Graphic novels
Topical Term: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Holocaust survivors
Children of Holocaust survivors
LCCN: 96032796
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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.

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. A haunting story.

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A man struggles to come to terms with his parents' brutal past at Auschwitz in this seminal graphic novel.


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