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: Maus, II: And Here My Troubles Began (Maus #2)User Review - Elizabeth - Goodreads
This was just as good as the first part. The story continues to be fascinating, the art continues to fit it perfectly, the method of storytelling is prefect. Vladek's story of the Holocaust broke my ... Read full review
Review: Maus, II: And Here My Troubles Began (Maus #2)User Review - Kate Hughes - Goodreads
A heartwrenching continuation of Maus 1. After reading the first book, I thought, "surely this cannot get any sadder". Obviously, I was gravely mistaken. I applaud Spiegelman for creating a graphic ... Read full review