The Complete MAUS

The Complete MAUS

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Graphic Novels, Manga & Comics, Graphic Novels & Graphic Non-Fiction
Paperback Published on: 02/10/2003
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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.

This combined, definitive edition includes Maus I: A Survivor's Tale and Maus II.

Art Spiegelman is a contributing editor and artist for the New Yorker. His drawings and prints have been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Maus, and a Guggenheim fellowship. It was also nominated for the National Book Critics Award.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141014081
  • Number of pages: 296
  • Weight: 700g
  • Dimensions: 230 x 160 x 25 mm

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The Complete MAUS
the complete maus
great book, such a moving book
lanky Dave
The Complete MAUS
The Maus Review and Synopsis
I believe that Maus was an extremely engaging story, with an in depth story line. There was a relatable story unlike usual ones where there are facts about... READ MORE
Adam George
The Complete MAUS
More than just a Maus
I've known about this for quite awhile but never got around to reading it until it was recommended to me and now I find myself wondering why it took me so ... READ MORE
The Complete MAUS
Somewhat authentic, Interesting and Enjoyable
The book was recommended to me by someone as we often discuss art. I decided to purchase the full works. The picture story book is something I have not e... READ MORE
Vicki  Kelso
The Complete MAUS
A dark time in history revisited in a fresh, personal and moving way
The Complete Maus was the first comic book/graphic novel to win the Pulitzer Prize and quite rightly so. Art Spiegelman introduces us to his father Vladek ... READ MORE
Rachel Matthews