Maus II A Survivor’s Tale And Here My Troubles Began by Art Spiegelman
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***WINNER OF THE 1992 PULIZTER PRIZE*** Acclaimed as a quiet triumph and a brutally moving work of art, the first volume of Art Spiegelman’s Maus introduced readers to Vladek Spieglman, 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. This second volume, 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 take of survival against all odds, delineating the paradox of family life in the death camps, and the author’s account of his tortured relationship with his aging father. At every level this is the ultimate survivor’s tale–and that too of the children who somehow survive even the survivors.
In a comic-book-style tale of the author’s parents, Vladek and Anja, Vladek survives Auschwitz, is reunited with Anja, and sires young Art.
MAUS was the first half of the tale of survival of the author’s parents, charting their desperate progress from prewar Poland Auschwitz. Here is the continuation, in which the father survives the camp and is at last reunited with his wife.
The second installment of the Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel 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 ). 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.
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