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Maus II :a survivor's tale : and here my troubles began


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Acclaimed as a "quiet triumph"x and a "brutally moving work of art,"xx 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.

About the Author

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.

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(a survivor's tale : and here my troubles began )
Jordon, Fred
Pantheon Books
New York :
Holocaust survivors
Children of Holocaust survivors
Spiegelman, Art
Holocaust, jewish
Children of Holocaust survivors -- United States -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
Publication Date:
135 p.
9.43x6.63x.68 in. 1.05 lbs.

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