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Maus, II by Art Spiegelman
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Jan 17, 09

bookshelves: graphic-comics, biography, history
Recommended for: Everyone
Read in January, 2009

My other literary experience with the Holocaust, Elie Wiesel's Night, was so disturbing and depressing that I could only stand to read it when I was in a warm, sunny place. Maus is far less bleak, (though not at all sparing of the real horrors visited on the Jews of Poland).

Spiegelman has masterfully blended a story almost too big for the human imagination, the Holocaust, with the universal theme of a child struggling to understand his parents. The two volumes of Maus prove that graphic novels can have as much depth as classic literature.
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