A Survivor's TaleBook - 1986
A brutally moving work of art--widely hailed as the greatest graphic novel ever written-- Maus recounts the chilling experiences of the author's father during the Holocaust, with Jews drawn as wide-eyed mice and Nazis as menacing cats.
Maus is a haunting tale within a tale, weaving the author's account of his tortured relationship with his aging father into an astonishing retelling of one of history's most unspeakable tragedies. It is an unforgettable story of survival and a disarming look at the legacy of trauma.
From Library Staff
The author interviewed his father, a Holocaust survivor, about his experiences during the war. He tells the story in comics format, drawing the Nazis as cats and the Jews as mice. Published in 1986, this was a groundbreaking graphic narrative. The sequel, Maus 2, is also brilliant.
Spiegelman's Pulitzer Prize-winning book about the Holocaust has the Jews drawn as mice and the Nazis as cats. One of the pioneering graphic narratives, it is still one of the best.
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Polish Jews Vladek and Anja Spiegelman survived the Holocaust and immigrated to America with their son, Art, who was born in Sweden after the war. But the atrocities of the war cast a long shadow over their family. Beginning in 1978, Art Spiegelman interviewed his father about his experiences during the war, and serialized them in comic form. He would ultimately spend thirteen years of his life capturing this history, grappling with the legacy of the Holocaust, and his complicated relationship with his father.
The settting of this story was rught around the Holocast times Spiegelman is the son who wanted to interview his father about his experiences in the concentration camps in Germany ,in addition to him losimng his mother who commited suidiv. I would not reccommend this story for our younger readers because it is a graphic comic strip and the subject matter may be too strong for younger childrem .
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At that time it wasn’t anymore families. It was everybody to take care for himself.