Maus, Volume 1

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Pantheon Books, 1986 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 159 pages
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A story of a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe and his son, a cartoonist who tries to come to terms with his father's story and history itself.

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Amazing storytelling. - Goodreads
I found it sad, the ending was sad. - Goodreads
A great tale and insight to a strong survivor of WWII. - Goodreads
I felt like the ending was a little abrupt though. - 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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About the author (1986)

Art Spiegelman has been a staff artist and contributing editor at The New Yorker,as well as the cofounder/coeditor of RAW, the acclaimed magazine of avant-garde comics and graphics. In addition to Maus--which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and twice nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award--he is the author ofBreakdowns and In the Shadow of No Towers. He lives in New York City with his wife, Françoise Mouly . . . and a cat.