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Author Spiegelman, Art, author

Title Maus II : a survivor's tale : and here my troubles began / Art Spiegelman
Edition First edition
Published New York : Pantheon Books, 1991
New York : Pantheon Books, [1991]
©1991

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Description 135 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Maus ; 2
Maus ; 2
Contents Mauschwitz -- Auschwitz (time flies) -- ... and here my troubles began ... -- Saved -- The second honeymoon
Summary A memoir of Vladek Spiegleman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe, and about his son, a cartoonist who tries to come to terms with his father, his story, and history. Cartoon format portrays Jews as mice, Nazis as cats. Using a unique comic-strip-as-graphic-art format, the story of Vladek Spiegelman's passage through the Nazi Holocaust is told in his own words. Acclaimed as a "quiet triumph" and a "brutally moving work of art," the first volume of Art Spiegelman's Maus introduced readers to Vladek Spiegelman. The story 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. As the New York Times Book Review commented, "[it is] a remarkable feat of documentary detail and novelistic vividness ... an unfolding literary event." This long-awaited sequel, 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. 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. Vladek's troubled remarriage, minor arguments between father and son, and life's everyday disappointments are all set against a backdrop of history too large to pacify. At every level this is the ultimate survivor's tale--and that too of the children who somehow survive even the survivors
Notes "Manufactured in the United States of America ; Book design: Art Spiegelman and Louise Fili"--Title page verso
Audience Young Adult
Notes Accelerated Reader AR UG 3.1 2.0 70910
Also issued online
American Book Award, 1992
Subject Spiegelman, Art -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Spiegelman, Vladek -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Spiegelman, Art -- Cartoons and comics
Spiegelman, Vladek -- Cartoons and comics
Auschwitz (Concentration camp) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Adventure and adventurers -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Cats -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Children of Holocaust survivors -- United States -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Death -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Fathers and sons -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Holocaust survivors -- United States -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Holocaust survivors -- Poland -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Biography.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Poland -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Poland -- Biography.
Medicine -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Mice -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Nazis -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Prisoners -- Comic books, strips, etc.
War -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Cartoons and comics.
Children of Holocaust survivors -- United States -- Biography -- Cartoons and comics
Graphic novels.
Holocaust survivors -- United States -- Biography -- Cartoons and comics
Holocaust survivors -- United States -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Poland -- Biography -- Cartoons and comics
Genre/Form Graphic novels.
Comics (Graphic works)
Biographies.
Author Fili, Louise, book designer
Spiegelman, Art, book designer
Pantheon Books, publisher
LC no. 91052739
ISBN 0394541553
0394556550
0394747232
0679729771
1417816422
9780394541556
9780394556550
9780394747231
9780679729778
9781417816422
Other Titles And here my troubles began
Maus 2
Maus two
And here my troubles began
Maus II