MetaMaus : Art Spiegelman looks inside his modern classic, Maus ; [a look inside a modern classic, Maus]

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Pantheon Books, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 299 pages
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***NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD WINNER***

Visually and emotionally rich, MetaMaus is as groundbreaking as the masterpiece whose creation it reveals.

 
In the pages of MetaMaus, Art Spiegelman re-enters the Pulitzer prize-winning Maus, the modern classic that has altered how we see literature, comics, and the Holocaust ever since it was first published twenty-five years ago.
 
He probes the questions that Maus most often evokes--Why the Holocaust? Why mice? Why comics?--and gives us a new and essential work about the creative process.
 
MetaMaus includes a bonus DVD-R that provides a digitized reference copy of The Complete Maus linked to a deep archive of audio interviews with his survivor father, historical documents, and a wealth of Spiegelman's private notebooks and sketches.
 
Compelling and intimate, MetaMaus is poised to become a classic in its own right.

 

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User Review  - jasonli - LibraryThing

"MetaMaus" is a behind-the-scenes look at how Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel "Maus" was made, released 25 years after the original work's publication. The bulk of the book is a streaming ... Read full review

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User Review  - eeio - LibraryThing

i don't want to call this a review. more like commentary on reading this book... initially i thought it was going to be heavy handed and overtly academic but it is actually quite engaging. the book ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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Section 4
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Section 5
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Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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Section 40
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Section 41
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Section 42
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About the author (2011)

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 of Breakdowns and In the Shadow of No Towers. He lives in New York City with his wife, Françoise Mouly . . . and a cat.

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