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Complete Maus : A Survivor's Tale

Complete Maus : A Survivor's Tale - 91 edition

ISBN13: 978-0679406419

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ISBN13: 978-0679406419
ISBN10: 0679406417
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Edition/Copyright: 91
Publisher: Pantheon Books
Published: 1991
International: No
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Complete Maus : A Survivor's Tale - 91 edition

ISBN13: 978-0679406419

Art Spiegelman

ISBN13: 978-0679406419
ISBN10: 0679406417
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 91
Publisher: Pantheon Books

Published: 1991
International: No
Summary

It is the story of Vladek Speigelman, 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. 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.

Author Bio

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.

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