Description Maus is a Holocaust (auto)biography about a father who survived Auschwitz and his difficult relationship with his son, who was born after the war. In this graphic novel, humans wear animal masks: the Jews are depicted as mice and the Nazis and traitors as cats or pigs, based, presumably, on the characteristics of each group. Maus was the first graphic novel to be awarded the prestigious Pulitzer Prize. Combined here are 'Maus I: A Survivor's Tale' and 'Maus II' - the complete story of Vladek Spiegelman and his wife, living and surviving in Hitler's Europe. By addressing the Holocaust through cartoons the author captures the everyday reality of fear and the sensation of survival.
Maus - Customer Choice by Desi Boesveld An amazing piece of art and a compelling story of his own fatherís survival during WW2. I have to reread it from time to time and each time I am bewildered by the details in the drawings and the cleverness with which Spiegelman tells the tale. A comic book that even the most avid dislikers of comic books will probably love.
The Complete Maus - Customer Choice by Tess van Brummelen Mentioning a graphic novel is vital to any good favorites-list of mine! Maus has raw, dark and minimalistic illustrations, which fits the painful story of the authorís father: a Jewish WWII survivor. The graphic novel is of course heartbreaking and terribly shocking, but also personal and down to earth, with a subtle touch of silly jokes to get you through the hard parts.
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