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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Review: The Complete Maus: A Survivor's Tale (Maus #1-2)User Review - Gary - Goodreads
Never would you expect a holocaust story to be told via the medium of comics. Perhaps in and of itself, the comic format became a character in the story. The visually metaphorical character ... Read full review
Review: The Complete Maus: A Survivor's Tale (Maus #1-2)User Review - Sukanta Maikap - Goodreads
The best graphic novel I've read till date and probably one of the best first person description of holocaust. I guess author's choice of medium and presentation somewhat downplayed the atrocities ... Read full review