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The Complete Maus  : A Survivor's Tale : 1st Edition - Art Spiegelman

The Complete Maus

A Survivor's Tale : 1st Edition

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Published: 24th November 2003
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Acclaimed as 'the most affective and successful narrative ever done about the Holocaust ' (Wall Street Journal) and 'the first masterpiece in comic book history' (New Yorker), Maus is 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. Against the backdrop of guilt brought by survival, they stage a normal life of small arguments and unhappy visits. An astonishing retelling of the twentieth-century's grisliest news, Maus studies the bloody paw-prints of history and tracks its meaning for all of us.

About the Author

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. He lives in New York.

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4.0

Remarkable

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  • Confronting
  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Engaging Characters
  • Suspenseful
  • Thought Provoking
  • Well Written

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  • Upsetting

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  • Older Readers

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A thoughtfully written masterpiece very challenging concept

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4.0

Pulitzer Prize winning graphic novel

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    Comments about The Complete Maus:

    This is studied currently by VCE students in Victoria. There are reasons why that is so, and reasons as to why it was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. In a simple and easy to read format it is a book that rewards thought and contemplation. Highly recommended.

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    4.0

    Great graphic novel. Very informative about holocaust

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    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Engaging Characters
    • Informative

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      • Education Text
      • Travel Reading
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      Comments about The Complete Maus:

      One of the best true story based graphic novels ever written. Would make an excellent tool for educating children and teens about the holocaust and experiences of victims thereof.

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      ISBN: 9780141014081
      ISBN-10: 0141014083
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 296
      Published: 24th November 2003
      Country of Publication: GB
      Dimensions (cm): 22.7 x 15.5  x 2.0
      Weight (kg): 0.66
      Edition Number: 1