Metamaus. Art Spiegelman (Maus)
Visually and emotionally rich, MetaMaus is as groundbreaking as the masterpiece whose creation it reveals.
In the pages of MetaMaus, Art Spiegelman re-enters the Pulitzer prize–winning Maus, the modern classic that has altered how we see literature, comics, and the Holocaust ever since it was first published twenty-five years ago.
He probes the questions that Maus most often
Spiegelman discusses the amount of thought he put into the animal metaphor of the Holocaust to drive his point home. For example, he chose to represent Polish people as pi...more
(Just as a side note, I was a little disturbe...more
The DVD ROM that accompanies it is a bit clunky but does incl...more
Maus is the story of Art Spiegelman's father, a Nazi camp survivor. The book chronicles not only the father's experiences but Art's difficulties in making the book itself. In this way, Maus is already "meta". But MetaMaus takes anot...more
The enclosed disk of all Maus books was useful to have along with the hard-copy.
I have read volumes of holocaust books, from the time I was young, from Anne Frank's diary to most of Wiezel's work, from good to sleazy. So, how did Maus add to that body of work? First, the book focused on the relationship between the father and son, Art and Vladek. And it tells a family story. For any of us who know camp survivors, have read the literatu...more
OK, when I first started reading about this book and people were saying that this book was
I have to admit I was sceptical.
Graphic Novel Fun Fact: Maus was the first graphic novel I ever read and anyone knows me and my reading tastes will know that I will defend the graphic novel to the death.
So, needless to say, it made an impression on...more
Spiegelman explains his motivations and challenges in creating “Maus”, which is based on his parents’ Holocaust experiences. He also explains why he used a comic book format, as well as the difficulties he had in maintaining an accurate picture that corresponded to his father’s stories. Spiegelman also discusses how the world received “Maus” and his challenges in maintaining its integrity.
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It's not a story, at least not a fictional one, rather a serious study of the background to one of the most important graphic novels ever created: Art Speigelman's MAUS.
Here we get to see so much ranging from the creative process from the gestation of the idea through to the actual starting of the work, to the though process behind the story, panel co...more
The book is divided into three large sections, reflecting what Spiegelman says are the three questions that he's asked most often...more