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Maus: a survivor's tale: I: My father bleeds history: II: And here my troubles began

Maus: a survivor's tale: I: My father bleeds history: II: And here my troubles began

Spiegelman, Art, 1948-; Spiegelman, Art, 1948-

The Complete Mausby Art Spiegelman-the Pulitzer prize-winning Holocaust survivor story 'The most affecting and successful narrative ever done about the Holocaust' Wall Street Journal 'The first masterpiece in comic book history'The New Yorker The Pulitzer Prize-winningMaustells 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.Mausapproaches 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). Mausis 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.Mausstudies the bloody pawprints of history and tracks its meaning for all of us. This combined, definitive edition includesMaus I: A Survivor's TaleandMaus II. Art Spiegelman is a contributing editor and artist for the New Yorker. His drawings and prints have been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Maus, and a Guggenheim fellowship. It was also nominated for the National Book Critics Award. His other books include:Breakdowns: From Maus to Now, an Anthology of Strips; The Wild Party; Open Me, I'm A Dog; Jack Cole and Plastic Man: Forms Stretched to Their Limits; In the Shadow of No Towers; Breakdowns: Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@&*!; Be a Nose; Jack and the BoxandMetaMaus.He lives in New York

Book. English.
Published London: Penguin, 2003
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Details

Statement of responsibility: Art Spiegelman
ISBN: 0141014083, 9780141014081
Note: Cover and spine title: The complete Maus.
Physical Description: 295p : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 Personal narratives, Jewish Comic books, strips, etc. Fiction.; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) Comic books, strips, etc. Fiction.
Added Entry: The complete Maus.

Contents

  1. Maus. Originally published: New York: Pantheon, 1986
  2. London: Deutsch, 1987 - Maus II. Originally published: New York: Pantheon, 1991
  3. London: Deutsch, 1992.

Author note

Art Spiegelman is a contributing editor and artist for the New Yorker. His drawings and prints have been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Maus, and a Guggenheim fellowship. It was also nominated for the National Book Critics Award. He lives in New York.