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

by Art Spiegelman (Author/Cartoonist)

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   Book 2   
Pages: 136

The second volume of the Pulitzer Prize-winning comic Maus 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 tale of survival against all odds, delineating the paradox of daily 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.

Recognition: National Book Critics Circle Award Nominee (1991); Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards for Best Graphic Album: Reprint (1992); Harvey Awards for Best Graphic Album of Previously Published Work (1992); Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction (1992); Prix du Festival d'Angoulême for Alph-art du meilleur album etranger (1993); Urhunden Prize for Foreign Album (1993)

Maus Series—Summary and Book Order

Series: Maus
Reading level: 13+
Books in series: 2
Read in order? Yes
Next release: Finished
Tags: graphic novel  non fiction  historical  culture  war  family 

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