Maus

Maus Cover

Maus

A Survivor's Tale

By Art Spiegelman; Art Spiegelman

Pantheon Books, Paperback, 9780394747231, 160pp.

Publication Date: August 12, 1986

Description

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



About the Author
Art Spiegelmanhas been a staff artist and contributing editor atThe New Yorker, as well as the cofounder/coeditor ofRAW, the acclaimed magazine of avant-garde comics and graphics. In addition toMaus which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and twice nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award he is the author ofBreakdownsandIn the Shadow of No Towers. He lives in New York City with his wife, Francoise Mouly . . . and a cat."


Praise For Maus

"Maus is a book that cannot be put down, truly, even to sleep. When two of the mice speak of love, you are moved, when they suffer, you weep. Slowly through this little tale comprised of suffering, humor and life's daily trials, you are captivated by the language of an old Eastern European family, and drawn into the gentle and mesmerizing rhythm, and when you finish Maus, you are unhappy to have left that magical world."--Umberto Eco



NPR
Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with author and illustrator Art Spiegelman about how his book Maus, the very antithesis of Nazi propaganda, was purged from Moscow stores because of a swastika on the cover. More at NPR.org

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