Cover of: The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman
An edition of The Complete Maus (1986)

The Complete Maus

A Survivor's Tale

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An edition of The Complete Maus (1986)

The Complete Maus

A Survivor's Tale

  • 4.64 ·
  • 42 Ratings
  • 102 Want to read
  • 2 Currently reading
  • 45 Have read
Publish Date
Publisher
Pantheon
Language
English
Pages
296

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On the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of its first publication, here is the definitive edition of the book acclaimed as “the most affecting and successful narrative ever done about the Holocaust” (Wall Street Journal) and “the first masterpiece in comic book history” (The New Yorker).

The Pulitzer Prize-winning Maus tells 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. 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 and succeeds in “drawing us closer to the bleak heart of the Holocaust” (The New York Times).

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.

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Cover of: The Complete Maus
The Complete Maus
1997, Pantheon Books
in English - 1st ed.
Cover of: The Complete Maus
The Complete Maus: A Survivor's Tale
November 19, 1996, Pantheon
Hardcover in English

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First Sentence

"I went out to see my Father in Rego Park."

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Number of pages
296
Dimensions
9.5 x 6.7 x 1 inches
Weight
1.9 pounds

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OL7698522M
ISBN 10
0679406417
ISBN 13
9780679406419
Library Thing
6046618
Goodreads
331692

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I went out to see my Father in Rego Park.
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