Maus II: A Survivor's Tale

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Pantheon Books, Dec 1, 1991 - History - 294 pages
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Maus is the story of Vladek Spiegelman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe, and his son Art, a cartoonist who tries to come to terms with his father, his father's terrifying story, and history itself. Its form, the cartoon (the Nazis are cats, the Jews mice), succeeds perfectly in shocking the reader out of any lingering sense of familiarity with the events described, approaching the unspeakable through the diminutive. The first volume describes how the Spiegelman parents survived during the Holocaust, while the second volume focuses on Art's relationship with his father, as a child who survives even the survivors. -- Jacket.

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Review: The Complete Maus (Maus #1-2)

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DNF I did not like the artwork at all. It was pretty distracting, too cluttered and unclear. It took away from the text and the story. As of now I don't see myself picking it up again, but who knows maybe later. My boyfriend does like it so it'll stay in my collection. Read full review

Review: The Complete Maus (Maus #1-2)

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I understand why it won a Pulitzer award. I have never been so engrossed into a comic book till now. Not only does the storyline itself take your breath away but how the author chose to portray the ... Read full review

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About the author (1991)

Artist and writer Art Spiegelman is a teacher at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the creator of Maus, a graphic novel that depicts his father's struggles in Hitler's Europe, and which earned Spiegelman a Pulitzer Prize.

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