Maus

Maus

A Survivor's Tale. 01, My Father Bleeds History

Book - 1986
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The first installment of the Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel acclaimed as "the most affecting and successful narrative ever done about the Holocaust" ( Wall Street Journal ) and "the first masterpiece in comic book history" ( The New Yorker ).

A brutally moving work of art--widely hailed as the greatest graphic novel ever written-- Maus recounts the chilling experiences of the author's father during the Holocaust, with Jews drawn as wide-eyed mice and Nazis as menacing cats.

Maus is a haunting tale within a tale, weaving the author's account of his tortured relationship with his aging father into an astonishing retelling of one of history's most unspeakable tragedies. It is an unforgettable story of survival and a disarming look at the legacy of trauma.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c1986.
ISBN: 9780394747231
0394747232
Branch Call Number: 940.53180207 Spi
Characteristics: 159 p. : chiefly ill.
Alternative Title: My father bleeds history

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The story is about the author's father who is a Holocaust survivor. The characters are drawn as mice and the nazis are portrayed as cats.

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KateHillier Apr 25, 2014

Two volumes: "My Father Bleeds History" (pictured) and "And Here My Troubles Began"

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KateHillier Oct 17, 2013

Another one for the 'essential graphic novels' list. Not only a story of the author's father's experiences as a Polish Jew in WWII, but it's also the story of the relationship between father and son. This is part one so things have gone from bad to worse and I think can only get even worse in t... Read More »


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KateHillier Oct 17, 2013

Another one for the 'essential graphic novels' list. Not only a story of the author's father's experiences as a Polish Jew in WWII, but it's also the story of the relationship between father and son. This is part one so things have gone from bad to worse and I think can only get even worse in the second part. The art is stark and black and white, the only telling details are groups being depicted by different animals (mice are Jews, cats are Nazis, Pigs are non-Jews and when Jews pretend to be non-Jews they're depicted as wearing Pig masks)

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Jul 22, 2008

Violence: hangings; Nazi death camps; suicide

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