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Maus I : a survivor's tale : my father bleeds history /
Art Spiegelman.
imprint
New York : Pantheon Books, 1986.
description
159 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0394747232 :, 9780394747231
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Book
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imprint
New York : Pantheon Books, 1986.
isbn
0394747232 :
9780394747231
local note
Victoria University Library copy donated by The Friends of Victoria University Library Book Sale.
catalogue key
989097
 
Gift to Victoria University Library. Friends of Victoria University Library Book Sale. 2009/09/23.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Art Spiegelman is co-founder/editor of Raw, the acclaimed comics and graphics. His work has been published in the New York Times, Playboy, the Village Voice, and many other periodicals, and his drawings have been exhibited in museums and galleries here and abroad. Honors he has received for Maus include a Guggenheim fellowship, and nomination for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Mr. Spiegelman lives in New York City with his wife, Francoise Mouly, and their daughter, Nadja.
Excerpts
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Maus is the story of Vladek Spiegelman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe, and his son, 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 us out of any lingering sense of familiarity with the events described, approaching, as it does, the unspeakable through the diminutive. It is, as the New York Times Book Review has commented, "a remarkable feat of documentary detail and novelistic vividness...an unfolding literary event." Moving back and forth from Poland to Rego Park, New York, Maus tells two powerful stories: The first is Spiegelman's father's account of how he and his wife survived Hitler's Europe, a harrowing tale filled with countless brushes with death, improbable escapes, and the terror of confinement and betrayal. The second is the author's tortured relationship with his aging father as they try to lead a normal life of minor arguments and passing visits against a backdrop of history too large to pacify. At all levels, this is the ultimate survivor's tale-and that, too, of the children who somehow survive even the survivors. Part I of Maus takes Spiegelman's parents to the gates of Auschwitz and him to the edge of despair. Put aside all your preconceptions. These cats and mice are not Tom and Jerry, but something quite different. This is a new kind of literature. Art Spiegelman is co-founder/editor of Raw, the acclaimed magazine of avant-garde comics and graphics. His work has been published in the New York Times, Playboy, the Village Voice, and many other periodicals, and his drawings have been exhibited in museums and galleries here and abroad. Honors he has received for Maus include a Guggenheim fellowship, and nomination for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Mr. Spiegelman lives in New York City with his wife, Francoise Mouly, and their daughter, Nadja.
Reviews
Review Quotes
"Maus is a book that cannot be put down, truly, even to sleep. When two of the mice speak of love, you are moved, when they suffer, you weep. Slowly through this little tale comprised of suffering, humor and life's daily trials, you are captivated by the language of an old Eastern European family, and drawn into the gentle and mesmerizing rhythm, and when you finish Maus, you are unhappy to have left that magical world."--Umberto Eco
This item was reviewed in:
Booklist, September 1986
Booklist, January 1987
Booklist, March 1987
School Library Journal, May 1987
Booklist, November 1988
Booklist, September 1989
Booklist, February 1991
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
Volumes one and two of the Pulitzer Prize-winning tale of a mouse's experiences in Nazi-occupied Europe and in German concentration camps.
Main Description
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.
Table of Contents
The Sheikp. 9
The Honeymoonp. 25
Prisoner of Warp. 41
The Noose Tightensp. 71
Mouse Holesp. 95
Mouse Trapp. 129
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