Maus : A Survivor’s Tale. I. My Father Bleeds History. II. And Here My Troubles Began Review


  • A boxed edition of the two paperback volumed of this 1992 Pulitzer Prize-winning illustrated narrative of Holocaust survival.
  • Maus tells 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. Maus approaches the unspeakable through the diminutive. Its form, the cartoon (the Nazis are cats, the Jews mice), shocks us out of any lingering sense of familiarity and succeeds in “drawing us closer to the bleak heart of the Holocaust” (The New York Times).
  • Maus is a haunting tale within a tale. Vladek’s harrowing story of survival is woven into the author’s account of his tortured relationship with his aging father. Against the backdrop of guilt brought by survival, they stage a normal life of small arguments and unhappy visits. This astonishing retelling of our century’s grisliest news is a story of survival, not only of Vladek but of the children who survive even the survivors. Maus studies the bloody pawprints of history and tracks its meaning for all of us.

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This book is the reason I started reading graphic novels. This is one of the most powerful WWII narratives I’ve ever read. It’s visually poetic, poignant, shockingly witty, and emotionally powerful.By Paul Bulger

A comic memoir, one of its kind. I am not Jew and felt very touched by this book. Hard to put down once you start reading it. I read it twice in a few hours.By Chris

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Product Details

Author: Art Spiegelman
Kindle Price: Hardcover from $25.00, Paperback $20.03
Paperback: 300 pages
Publisher: Pantheon; Box set edition (October 19, 1993)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0679748407
ISBN-13: 978-0679748403
Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 1 x 9.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars (405 customer reviews)
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,775 in Books