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Maus II

a survivor's tale : and here my troubles began

1st ed.
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This edition was published in by Pantheon Books in New York.

Written in English

135 pages

A memoir of Vladek Spiegleman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe, and about his son, a cartoonist who tries to come to terms with his father, his story, and history.

Cartoon format portrays Jews as mice, Nazis as cats. Using a unique comic-strip-as-graphic-art format, the story of Vladek Spiegelman's passage through the Nazi Holocaust is told in his own words. Acclaimed as a "quiet triumph" and a "brutally moving work of art," the first volume of Art Spiegelman's Maus introduced readers to Vladek Spiegelman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe, and his son, a cartoonist trying 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.

As the New York Times Book Review commented," [it is] a remarkable feat of documentary detail and novelistic vividness...an unfolding literary event." This long-awaited sequel, subtitled And Here My Troubles Began, moves us from the barracks of Auschwitz to the bungalows of the Catskills. Genuinely tragic and comic by turns, it attains a complexity of theme and a precision of thought new to comics and rare in any medium. Maus ties together two powerful stories: Vladek's harrowing tale of survival against all odds, delineating the paradox of daily life in the death camps, and the author's account of his tortured relationship with his aging father. Vladek's troubled remarriage, minor arguments between father and son, and life's everyday disappointments are all set against a backdrop of history too large to pacify. At every level this is the ultimate survivor's tale -- and that too of the children who somehow survive even the survivors.

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Maus II
July 2006, Emece Editores
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Maus II
October 1994, Emece Editores
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Maus II: And Here My Troubles Began
April 2, 1992, Andre Deutsch Ltd
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Maus II: a survivor's tale : and here my troubles began
1991, Pantheon Books
in English - 1st ed.
Cover of: Maus II
Maus II: And Here My Troubles Began
November 5, 1991, Pantheon
in English
Cover of: Maus II
Maus II: a survivor's tale : and here my troubles began
1991, Pantheon Books
in English - 1st ed.

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Maus II

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Work Description

A memoir of Vladek Spiegleman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe, and about his son, a cartoonist who tries to come to terms with his father, his story, and history.

Cartoon format portrays Jews as mice, Nazis as cats. Using a unique comic-strip-as-graphic-art format, the story of Vladek Spiegelman's passage through the Nazi Holocaust is told in his own words. Acclaimed as a "quiet triumph" and a "brutally moving work of art," the first volume of Art Spiegelman's Maus introduced readers to Vladek Spiegelman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe, and his son, a cartoonist trying 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.

As the New York Times Book Review commented," [it is] a remarkable feat of documentary detail and novelistic vividness...an unfolding literary event." This long-awaited sequel, subtitled And Here My Troubles Began, moves us from the barracks of Auschwitz to the bungalows of the Catskills. Genuinely tragic and comic by turns, it attains a complexity of theme and a precision of thought new to comics and rare in any medium. Maus ties together two powerful stories: Vladek's harrowing tale of survival against all odds, delineating the paradox of daily life in the death camps, and the author's account of his tortured relationship with his aging father. Vladek's troubled remarriage, minor arguments between father and son, and life's everyday disappointments are all set against a backdrop of history too large to pacify. At every level this is the ultimate survivor's tale -- and that too of the children who somehow survive even the survivors.

Excerpts

Summer vacation. Francoise and I were staying with friends in Vermont...
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Classifications

Library of Congress D804.3 .S66 1991
Dewey 741.5/973

Maus II

a survivor's tale : and here my troubles began

1st ed.

This edition was published in by Pantheon Books in New York.


Edition Notes

Cover title: And here my troubles began.

Other Titles
Maus 2., Maus two., And here my troubles began.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
741.5/973
Library of Congress
D804.3 .S66 1991

The Physical Object

Pagination
135 p. :
Number of pages
135

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL1567289M
Internet Archive
mausiisurvivorst00spie
ISBN 10
0394556550
LC Control Number
91052739
Library Thing
2601087
Goodreads
764588

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