Complete Maus

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Pantheon Books, Jan 1, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 295 pages
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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.
 

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Amazing storytelling. - Goodreads
Finally an ending to Art Spiegelman's tragic story. - Goodreads
A great tale and insight to a strong survivor of WWII. - Goodreads
I found it sad, the ending was sad. - Goodreads
A daring journey of life in pictures. - Goodreads
Only a good writer can do this. - Goodreads

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: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History (Maus #1)

User Review  - Amber - Goodreads

Although I am a lover of history, World War II is not my thing. It has never been my thing; however, the premise of this book has always had me interested and I finally picked it up. This is such an emotional story told through an different medium than I normally see with historical books. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
10
Section 2
13
Section 3
33
Section 4
40
Section 5
50
Section 6
58
Section 7
64
Section 8
85
Section 18
153
Section 19
156
Section 20
166
Section 21
192
Section 22
194
Section 23
224
Section 24
238
Section 25
244

Section 9
86
Section 10
103
Section 11
105
Section 12
107
Section 13
109
Section 14
121
Section 15
134
Section 16
144
Section 17
145
Section 26
251
Section 27
256
Section 28
264
Section 29
275
Section 30
281
Section 31
282
Section 32
286
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About the author (1997)

Art Spiegelman is a contributing editor and artist for The New Yorker, and a co-founder / editor of Raw, the acclaimed magazine of avant-garde comics and graphics. His drawings and prints have been exhibited in museums and galleries here and abroad. Honors he has received for Maus include the Pulitzer Prize, a Guggenheim fellowship, and nominations for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He lives in New York City with his wife, Françoise Mouly, and their two children, Nadja and Dashiell.