MetaMAUS: Art Spiegelman Looks Inside His Modern Classic, Maus

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Viking, 2011 - Cartoonists - 299 pages
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Spiegelman has turned the exuberant fantasy of comics inside out by giving us the most incredible fantasy in comics' history: something that actually occurred. MAUS is terrifying not for its brutality, but for its tenderness and guilt. (New Yorker). MAUS is widely renowned as one of the greatest pieces of art and literature ever written about the Holocaust. It is adored by readers and studied in colleges and universities all over the world. But what led Art Spiegelman to tell his father's story in the first place? Why did he choose to depict the Jews as mice? How could a comic book confront the terror and brutality of the worst atrocity of the twentieth century? To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the book's first publication, MetaMAUS, prepared by the author, is a vital companion to the classic text and includes never-before-seen sketches, rough and alternate drafts, family and reference photos, notebook and diary entries and the transcript of his interviews with his father Vladek as well as a long interview with Art, in which he discusses the book's extraordinary history and origins. The book includes a brand new DVD packed with extra images, video and commentary.

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Review: MetaMaus: A Look Inside a Modern Classic, Maus (Maus Meta)

User Review  - Jayme Herschkopf - Goodreads

I read this book after visiting the Art Spiegelman retrospective at New York's Jewish Museum, and it was a fabulous way to delve deeper into some of the themes of that exhibit. I've been a Maus fan ... Read full review

Review: MetaMaus: A Look Inside a Modern Classic, Maus (Maus Meta)

User Review  - Rachel Jackson - Goodreads

MetaMaus is a book packed full of insight and backstory into a graphic novel that is often heralded as an innovative art form for changing the way people view comic book stories. And sure, the ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Art Spiegelman is a contributing editor and artist for the New Yorker. His drawings and prints have been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world. He won the Pulitzer Prize for MAUS, and a Guggenheim fellowship. It was also nominated for the National Book Critics Award. He lives in New York with his French wife and two children.

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