Maus II: A Survivor’s Tale: And Here My Troubles Began (Pantheon Graphic Novels)


Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began (Pantheon Graphic Novels) Author Art Spiegelman
ISBN-10 0679729771
ISBN-13 9780679729778
Year 1992-09-01
Pages 144
Language English
Publisher Pantheon
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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 Mausintroduced 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 Mausties 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 taleand that too of the children who somehow survive even the survivors

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