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Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began

Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began

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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.

Author: Art Spiegelman
Publisher: Pantheon Books
Published: 09/01/1992
Pages: 144
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.77lbs
Size: 9.12h x 6.42w x 0.41d
ISBN: 9780679729778

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 3.1
Point Value: 2
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 70910 / Maus: A Survivor's Tale, II: And Here My Troubles Began


Review Citation(s):
Booklist 01/01/2001 pg. 979
Publishers Weekly 09/07/1992

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 the 1992 Pulitzer Prize, 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 children, Nadja and Dashiell.

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