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The Complete Maus

(Maus #1-2)

4.56  ·  Rating details ·  130,244 ratings  ·  7,524 reviews
Combined for the first time here are Maus I: A Survivor's Tale and Maus II - the complete story of Vladek Spiegelman and his wife, living and surviving in Hitler's Europe. By addressing the horror of the Holocaust through cartoons, the author captures the everyday reality of fear and is able to explore the guilt, relief and extraordinary sensation of survival - and how the ...more
Paperback, 296 pages
Published October 2nd 2003 by Penguin Books (first published January 1st 1986)
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Ville-markus Nevalainen I do believe that Maus is something that everyone should read - the way it explores the holocaust is so real. It being a graphic novel and having anim…moreI do believe that Maus is something that everyone should read - the way it explores the holocaust is so real. It being a graphic novel and having animal characters might push some people away at first, but these elements are what truly create the story.

However, would like to point out that your dates are wrong. Part one was published 1986, part two 1991. It won the Pulitzer in 1992 and the complete edition was published in 1997. (Though these details do not matter that much.)(less)
Priyansha yes it is.......the best graphical novel never made...!!!!!

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Lisa
Nov 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
oh my god.

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This burrowed it's way deep into my heart. This made me feel so much. This was an experience, not just a "read". This was real and I can't even explain how this affected me because it was the most emotional thing I've ever read. Not made-up emotion. This was REAL and it affected me.

Vladek. He reminded me of my Grandfather, a little. I loved my Grandfather and I loved Vladek. His story, as told to his son Art Spiegelman, was one of the most powerful stories I've ever experienced.

This w
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Alejandro
Wonderful example of the power of a graphic novel!


This is the “Complete” edition of “Maus: A Survivor’s Tale” collecting both parts: “My Father Bleeds History” and “And Here My Troubles Began”.


OF MAUS AND MEN

But these damn bugs are eating me alive!

While it took long time of finally reading Maus,...

...I knew that it was a graphic novel referring about the Jew Holocaust, but using mice (Jews) and cats (Nazis) as the characters,...

...and even while I was sure that it will be a crude tel
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Raeleen Lemay
The art style was a bit distracting at times, but I really enjoyed this!
Steve
Mar 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
It didn’t dawn on me until later that this brilliant piece of graphic artistry and fiction is actually a very clever allegory. On the face of it, we’re led to believe that it’s a story of the terrible suffering perpetrated by the Nazis against the Jews in Poland and throughout Europe. But if you scratch beneath the surface, I think you’ll find that this particular holocaust story was made to symbolize something more pervasive and endemic. I speak of the horrific violence that persists to this da ...more
Leonard Gaya
Jan 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The young Adolf Hitler applied twice for admission to the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, and each time was rejected. One may dream: had he been successful, he might have had a different fate, and, as a result, Europe’s history might have taken some other shape… Sixty years later, on another continent, the young Art Spiegelman applied to the High School of Art and Design in Manhattan and passed the exam. His parents, Vladek and Anja Spiegelman, were two Jews from Poland who survived through the ...more
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Aug 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
LOVE
Fabian {Councillor}
Until just a few weeks ago, the only reason for why I read graphic novels now and then was because of people's constant recommendations about the beauty and the value of those kinds of books. I will be honest; I am guilty of never believing those words. Most likely did I read graphic novels which didn't suit my personal tastes, but Art Spiegelman was capable of shattering my expectations and completely stunning me with the art of his writing and his illustrations.

But let's start at the beginning
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Matthew
Maus was more than I expected. I knew it would be about World War II and the Holocaust with the charaters being anthropomorphic mice, cats, pigs, dogs, etc. What I didn't realize was it would expand even farther in to the specific lives of the Spiegelmans before, during, and after the war.



Throughout the book the artist/author is a featured character struggling with his curmudgeonly father while he tries to document the story of his father's time in 1930s and 40s Poland and Germany. His experienc
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Orsodimondo
MAI PIÙ JAMAIS PLUS NEVER AGAIN
Un bellissimo fumetto?
Uno splendido romanzo?
E perché non un ottimo film?
(In fondo le dimensioni delle vignette di Spiegelman fanno davvero venire in mente i fotogrammi di un film 35 mm).

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I nazisti descrivevano gli ebrei come immondi parassiti, portatori di peste e corruzione, che invadono l’Europa (qualcuno adesso prova a usare la stessa immagine per chi arriva d’oltremare): Spiegelman disegna gli ebrei come topi, i nazisti come gatti, i polacchi come maiali.
Anim
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Eliza Rapsodia
Feb 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Todo el mundo
Recommended to Eliza by: Nadie
Reseñar Maus supone una de las experiencias más gratificantes de mi vida porque es el segundo libro en 2015 al que le doy la nota máxima. Pues verán, desde hace muchos años siempre he sentido profunda fascinación por los temas históricos y sobre todo en torno a la segunda guerra mundial. Es un tema recurrente en mis lecturas y siempre me gusta aprender cosas nuevas sobre esta época terrible de la humanidad. Así que cuando conocí esta obra sabía que debía leerla en algún punto de mi vida y gracia ...more
Hamad
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Actual Rating: 3.5 stars

💉 This cover has been on my radar for a looooong time and it usually is on the most bought books in my country when I check the online bookstores. I am not a fan of history and so I avoided it for the longest time possible. A book I was reading did mention that it was a graphic novel about Jew people and what they went through and I became interested and found myself a copy!

💉 I like what the author did, he is very smart, Jew peop
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Svetlana
Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“The Jews are undoubtedly a race, but they are not human.”
- Adolf Hitler

This a graphic novel told from two timelines. In the narrative present, Art Spiegelman (author) is interviewing his father Vladek about his experiences as a Polish Jew and a Holocaust survivor. The narrative past depicts these very experiences from the mid 1930s to the end of the Holocaust in 1945. Spiegelman has utilised different species of animals to portray different nationalities and races - Jews as mice, Germans a
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Josu Grilli
Feb 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Una trágica historia de supervivencia que arroja una nueva luz a un periodo tan oscuro.

El concepto de Maus es confuso al principio. ¿Quién es Art? ¿Por qué los personajes son ratones, ranas, cerdos y gatos? Es con las páginas que comienzas a comprender la increíble metáfora que se ha montado el autor, y sobre todo, la manera tan inteligente de contar esta historia a través de duna doble narración.

Nunca había leído una novela gráfica meta y me ha gustado mucho la experiencia. Es interesante ver e
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LeeAnne
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Probably the most informative and intimate journal of the holocaust I have ever read.

Maus is really two parallel stories, not one. It jumps back and forth between the two stories, one set in the past (Poland), the other set in the present (NYC).

Story 1: 1940’s Poland: Vladek Spiegelman tells how he survived the holocaust as a Polish-Jew. From the invasion, to the spread of Naziam, to his time in Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp as a tin worker at the gas cha
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Eliasdgian
Jan 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Μερικές (πολύ) σκόρπιες σκέψεις σε σχέση με το αριστουργηματικό Maus του Art Spiegelman και την αιμάσσουσα ιστορία των γονιών του Vladek και Anja Spiegelman, επιζώντων του Ολοκαυτώματος:

Φύσηξε μακρυά την καρβουνόσκονη,
όση είχε απομείνει στα δάχτυλα,
κι αυτή, παραδομένη στις ριπές του ανέμου,
κάθισε στις ισχνές φιγούρες των σχεδίων του.
Αν δεν γίνεις το ουρλιαχτό τους,
η στερνή τους ανάσα,
δεν θα μπορέσεις να μιλήσεις για το Ολοκαύτωμα.
Σχεδίασε τις ζωές τους
κι ήταν σαν να αφουγκράστηκε
τους απόλυτους
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Jon Nakapalau
One of the most influential literary works ever...in or out of comics.
Rachel
I feel like anything I could say about this book is going to sound woefully inadequate, but I guess I'll give it a shot anyway. Maus had obviously been on my radar for ages as a critical piece of Holocaust literature as well as being the only graphic novel to ever win the Pulitzer Prize, so I was certainly expecting it to be good, but I don't think anything could have prepared me for how utterly harrowing of a read this ended up being. And again, yes, I did know that its subject matter was the H ...more
Emer (A Little Haze)
I never knew that a graphic novel could be so moving, so haunting and so phenomenally powerful.

The complete Maus tells the tale of Hitler's Europe and the experiences of one Jewish man, the author/illustrator Art Spiegelman's father Vladek. It is a book that doesn't hold any punches and is jaw dropping in its exploration of humanity through both the atrocities and ethnic cleansing of that time and of how this moulds a man forever.

I don't have the words to fully express all I'm feeling right no
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María
Dec 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
M A R A V I L L O S O.
Me ha gustado muchísimo esta novela. Para empezar, nunca había leído una novela gráfica y tenía miedo de que no me gustara, pero al leer esta, me he dado cuenta de que me encantan. Ver ilustrado cada cosa que ocurre me ayuda a acercarme más a la historia.
La forma en la que está contada la historia de Vladek Spiegelman también me ha gustado mucho. Vemos como él le va contando la historia a su hijo y también vemos la relación que tiene con su hijo y la vida que siguió llevand
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Leah
Jan 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
THE COMPLETE MAUS is, to date, the hardest, most emotionally draining novel I have read in my adult life. It was a heart-wrenching, but really necessary read for me, and I’m proud of myself for deciding to read something so far outside my comfort zone (I tend to shy away from both history and memoir/true story novels).

The book is a story within a story. Art shows himself interviewing his father, Vladek, and his time spent with his father for part of this book, and the rest of the story is Vladek
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Kat Kennedy
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Maria Soares
Sep 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5

Na minha primeira incursão no mundo das graphic novels optei por ler Maus, sendo que, como todos nós, estava familiarizada com diversos relatos sobre o Holocausto, e inúmeras histórias verídicas. No entanto, tenho a dizer que esta em especial me tocou profundamente e vai ser sem dúvida, uma que vou recordar por muito tempo.

A particularidade na obra de Spielgelman é a relação que cria entre o leitor e o pai, através dos seus olhos e a sua própria auto-culpabilização, por, sem ter experienciado
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Nickolas the Kid
Mar 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
Πεντάστερο αριστούργημα!
Χωρίς πολλά λόγια, μια εικονοιστορία που αξίζει να διαβαστεί από όλους, έτσι ώστε να μην ξεχνάει κανείς μας τις θηριωδίες των Ναζί στον ΒΠΠ.
Δικαίως βραβεύτηκε, δικαίως αγαπήθηκε και δικαίως φιγουράρει στα graphic novels με τις πιο υψηλές βαθμολογίες.

To σχέδιο δεν είναι κάτι το ιδιαίτερο αλλά η όλη ιστορία και η δυναμική των χαρακτήρων πραγματικά με έκαναν να μην θέλω να σταματήσω να διαβάζω. Η εξουσία του ανθρώπου πάνω σε συνανθρώπους του μπορεί να εξαλείψει τελείως την
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Miltos S.
Jun 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Θέλετε να κάνετε το όνομά σας γνωστό στον κόσμο των κόμικς? Δημιουργήστε ένα ασπρόμαυρο graphic novel.
Θέλετε να προκαλέσετε εντύπωση στους κύκλους της λογοτεχνίας? Γράψτε για το ολοκαύτωμα.
Συνδυάστε, δε, τα δύο παραπάνω και το όνομά σας θα μνημονεύεται στους αιώνες της βιβλιοφιλικής ιστορίας.

Και μετά τα παραπάνω, που έπρεπε οπωσδήποτε να τα γράψω, να πω ότι το Maus είναι ένα εξαιρετικό ανάγνωσμα, που δίνει με τον καλύτερο τρόπο τη φρίκη εκείνης της περιόδου της ανθρώπινης ιστορίας.
Συνιστώ οπωσδή
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Maksym Karpovets
Абсолютно шедевральна й водночас болюча річ. Історія Владека Шпіґельмана, батька автора цього графічного роману, про його перебування в Аушвіці врізається настільки глибоко, що довго не відпускає опісля. Це історія виживання, яка посилюється ще й тим, що люди тут в образі звірів: євреї - це миші, а німці - коти. Наглядна метафора, але Арт закладає ще й глибший, культурний підтекст, адже нацисти справді асоціювали євреїв із мишами, тому й Мікі Маус був утіленням єврейсько-американського домінуван ...more
Bettie


Art Spiegelman warns of 'dangerous' outcome as Russian shops ban Maus

This has been on my wishlist forever -looks like this is a good time to read it.
"My father pulled out 14 of his teeth to escape. If you missed 12 teeth they let you go."
- page 45, book I

"The guards, it was Jews with big sticks, they acted so, just like the Germans"
- page 106, book I




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Rebecca
“To die, it’s easy…but you have to struggle for life!” The only graphic novel to win the Pulitzer Prize, this brings the Holocaust home in a fresh way. Like Animal Farm, it uses the conceit of various animal associations: the Jews are mice, Poles are pigs, Nazis are cats, and Americans are dogs. Spiegelman draws what, from a distance of decades, his Polish father Vladek narrates about his almost unbelievable series of escapes, including time in Auschwitz. It’s often the minor stories that really ...more
Michelle
Sep 10, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everybody
Shelves: non-fiction
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Iva
Feb 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: all-gn
UPD: все ж, спромігся: ось є розгорнутіший огляд

Повторне прочитання було того варте.
Страшна книжка, звісно, страшна і щира через зображення поведінки людей, як воно є, зокрема, у сучасній частині оповіді, що стосується особисто автора.
У якості графічної новели "Маус" теж не без цікавостей: окрім заяложеної згадки про звірині маски окремих етносів, тут вам і гарне мінімалістичне передання мімічних виразів, і метанаратив, і документалістичні деталі-креслення, що органічно вставлені до емоційніши
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Feb 22, 2007 rated it it was amazing
I got volume 1 for my birthday, the day I also happened to fall down the stairs and fuck up my ankle. Luckily, I had this book to keep me company. I read it in one sitting and when I was done, forced my boyfriend to carry me to the nearest bookstore so I could get Maus 2, which I also read in one sitting.
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Feb 24, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Hey, I have read a comic book. A very powerful and important one.
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Feb 25, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Any one interested to learn more about World War II, and Jews' experiences during that time.
This is an illustrated book with a humorous language . It shows the author's art of writing since he nicely incorporated humor when telling tragic stories. It has won various international awards, and gives a good picture of every day life for Jews during world war II in Poland.
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I read Part I and Part II for a Social Studies class and loved it. I didnt expect it to be the way it is...makes you look at the tragedy completely differently.
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Art Spiegelman (born Itzhak Avraham ben Zeev) is New-York-based comics artist, editor, and advocate for the medium of comics, best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning comic memoir, Maus. ...more

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