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Rego Park, New York, Maus tells two pow- erful stories: The first is Spiegelman's father's account of how he and his wife survived. Hitler's Europe, a harrowing. Praise. “A loving documentary and brutal fable, a mix of compassion and stoicism [that] sums up the experience of the Holocaust with as much power and as little. One of the most acclaimed graphic novels of all time, Maus was written over a Maus tells the story of Vladek Spiegelman's experiences in Poland during the.

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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Paperback Verified Purchase. I am going to preface this review by saying that I have a general disdain for graphic novels. There was a time that I would never elect to read one of my own volition. That all changed when I was assigned Maus for an English class. Upon hearing that our syllabus included a graphic novel, I groaned in tacit protest.

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I read both volumes of Maus cover to cover before the assigned completion date, and was very moved by the story, which is about a son trying to understand his Holocaust-survivor father. There are no images of humans in this book--the Jews are portrayed as mice, the Nazis as cats, and the Poles as pigs.

The protagonist has always felt a void between he and his father, but develops some understanding and compassion as he begins interviewing him about his experiences in the Holocaust. In terms of Holocaust literature, I would deem this a "must-read".

Spiegelman depicts himself Artie as ambivalent but committed to his father, while Vladek is aloof, intense, but ultimately heroic for the mere fact of his survival.

A classic, through and through. Jun 02, Praj rated it it was amazing Shelves: Where should I commence to appraise this book? Art Spiegelman in this astounding graphic novel reveals a fractured father-son relationship whilst focusing on the perils of the Holocaust.

Written over a period of thirteen years, MAUS comprises of two volumes. Volume I: Young and vivacious Vladek is into the textile business who after having a torrid affair with Lucia ends up marrying a much wealthier Anja Zylberberg. Over the years Vladek is drafted into the Polish army where he endures severe anguish as a prisoner of war, captured by the Nazis.

After his release when he heads back home to see his infant son Richieu, the family is forced into hiding as the Nazis started to hound the Jews. Volume II: Finally, the prisoners are freed leading to the collapse of the Germans; however Vladek undergoes a tedious journey to Sosnowiec to be reunited with Anja.

Of the Holocaust? Vladek on the other hand, still relives the horror of the Holocaust in his trivial arguments with Mala or his reminiscing of the war.

A victim of any kind faces a genuine struggle to find acceptance and understanding in the aftermath life. Similarly, Vladek wished he could have found an undying bond with Art in all his solitary being.

MAUS is not a run of the mill comic; it is incorporation of the unspoken sentiments and assumed fallacies. And survival is never taken for granted—it happened when luck and hard work combined to keep people alive. The Canadian veterans that I know are in their 80s and 90s, so holocaust survivors will be in the same age range and probably experiencing health problems relating back to war time conditions. This graphic novel format makes this history accessible to a new generation in a form that they can appreciate.

I am of two minds regarding the depictions of various nationalities as animals, Jews as mice, Germans as cats, Poles as pigs, etc. On one hand, it insulates us a little bit from the harrowing history that is being related.

We can feel a bit of a remove that makes it easier to read. But I can help wondering if that is a good thing? I also a bit bothered by the nationalities being represented by completely different species. After all, we are all one species and if one nationality is capable of genocide, every nationality is capable of it. It became obvious very early in the narrative that survival itself had not made his father a happy man. Instead, he seemed to become deeply suspicious, rigid in his ideas, selfish, and generally unpleasant.

The suicide of his wife who suffered from mental illness before the war may have solidified him into this barricaded position, to which he cannot admit his second wife or even his son. How many generations will it take to remove this psychic damage from families of holocaust survivors? Spiegelman is brave to expose his struggles to help, accept, and love his father—he is loaded with guilt for not having been present during the worst years, for being the child that survived, for disliking his father, for not being able to provide the unconditional support that his father seems to expect.

Smaller versions of this play out in many families I watched my father struggle with miniature versions of these same issues , so in many ways this is a universal story. A valuable study in human nature and family relationships as well as recent history. View all 4 comments. Books I read rarely affect my emotions when I'm not reading it. A book can pull me every which way, make me feel horrified or saddened or joyful, but when I put it down, I'm in the same mood I was before I started reading it.

Only occasionally can a book get under my skin, and Maus is one of them. I was actually happy to finish it, because I didn't like the way it was making me feel: And I've read Holocaust stuff before. It's not new. Something about the way Spiegelman c Books I read rarely affect my emotions when I'm not reading it.

Something about the way Spiegelman contrasted his day to day life, arguing with his dad, with the horror his dad went through, just got to me. I would feel irritated with Art's dad and then I'd see what he'd gone through and it kind of just tore me apart. When a book does this to me I have to give it five stars. As an aside, I wondered throughout the whole book why he chose pigs to represent Polish people.

As a person of Polish nationality myself, I was totally mystified about it. In looking at the Wikipedia article , I see: Spiegelman explained that he chose pigs in good faith because of their resemblance to famous American cartoon characters like Miss Piggy and Porky Pig.

Mar 07, Eirini Proikaki rated it it was amazing. Mar 17, Conejo Literario rated it it was amazing Shelves: Reto 12 libros - 12 meses del grupo Sangre de tinta Noviembre: Definitivamente lo recomiendo a todos Aug 25, Gabrielle rated it really liked it Shelves: This is not an easy graphic novel to read. The illustrations are beautiful, but the simple black and white style reminds the reader that the subject matter is one of the darkest periods of modern history.

This very personal glimpse into the horrors of the Holocaust touch on many complex emotions: The graphic novel tells the story of Art getting his father to open up about his life and tell him what he went through, as he himself tries to understand why he struggles to connect with Vladek. There was a history of depression and possible mental illness in his family you learn early on that this mother was depressive and committed suicide that their history probably amplified.

He uses an interesting meta approach to discuss this, illustrating conversations with his wife and therapist, to illustrate that the experience of creating this graphic novel was a struggle on many different levels. This harrowing portrait of the multi-generational consequences of war is probably what gutted me most as I read this: This book has historical significance both from its subject, but also because it was one of the first graphic novels that got serious academic interest, and the first to ever win a Pulitzer Prize: The representations of different groups of people as different animals bothered me at first, because it felt like an easy generalization.

But I read an interview with Spiegelman where he discusses where the idea comes from old German propaganda films that depicted Jews as vermin, for instance and also that he wanted to underline the absurdity of dividing people by assuming that each ethnicity has a uniform look or set of physical traits that defines them as human beings. I get the point he is trying to make: Imperfect but highly recommended. Talvez precisem de um Holocausto novo e maior. Felizmente, de vez em quando, tenho oportunidade de me corrigir.

Desta vez foi a minha filha, mais do que com palavras, pelo olhar e pelo tom de voz, que me transmitiu o seu sentir este livro. O tema do Holocausto nazi perturba-me, comove-me, revolta-me, assusta-me Feb 10, Fede rated it it was ok Shelves: I guess I'm supposed to feel guilty for NOT liking this one. Well, I don't. I did NOT like it and I'm not going to give it a higher rating just because it's about the Holocaust and it would be fashionable and politically correct to do so.

That's not a good reason for me to overlook its flaws. The old man recalls his pre-war wealthy life, the Nazi rise to p I guess I'm supposed to feel guilty for NOT liking this one.

The old man recalls his pre-war wealthy life, the Nazi rise to power, the ghetto, Auschwitz, the final stage of the war and the liberation, when he finds his wife and settles down in New York.

By alternating flashbacks and present, the author portrays his father as a successful businessman who is inexorably robbed of all his property and finds himself at the mercy of the Nazi regime and its collaborators: As in Crumb's "Fritz the Cat" and other underground comics of the previous decade Spiegelman started working on "Maus" in all characters are actually antropomorphic animals, each human race being represented by a peculiar species: As for Spiegelman's style, it definitely reminds of Herriman's "Krazy Kat": However, my problem with this highly praised classic is that the main character, Vladek Spiegelman, is so nasty and despicable that one can't sympathise with him.

It's impossible. Despite all the suffering and pain he endures throughout the story, one can't help but hate this petty-minded, stingy old man who rails against Communists and blacks, compels his wife and son to live a life of meanness and austerity he steals paper towels in public toilets, for God's sake and uses his illness as a means to be constantly nursed by just everybody.

The author himself can't help feeling uncomfortable whenever he shows what his father is like. He's perfectly aware that Vladek is the stereotypical Jew depicted by the European antisemitism and cunningly exploited by the Nazi propaganda Julius Streicher's obscene fantasies were just the tip of the iceberg ; not as a consequence of the Holocaust, but because of his nature. He's always been like that.

And yet, Spiegelman wants his work to be honest - at any cost. Well, he should have lied. Because it's hard to feel any kind of sympathy for such a selfish, needy individual. I would have liked this much more if only the author had sticked to the hi story, and spared me the pettiness of such a pitiful man. All in all, I would recommend this as a graphic novel as such, certainly not as a work on the Holocaust. Feb 21, Arnie rated it it was amazing Shelves: When I was a kid I read comic books mostly Superman.

The Maus books are the only graphic novels I've read and I consider them masterpieces Mausterpieces? Like Spiegelman's alter ego, I was a middle class child growing up in Queens NYC , the son of Holocaust survivors and couldn't communicate with my father when I was growing up. He got it down perfectly. It was spot on and ranks among the best of Holocaust related literature.

Apr 10, Mia Nauca rated it it was amazing. Cruda y sentimental a la vez. Feb 04, Kylie Amber rated it it was amazing. Such an intense and strong graphic novel. Oct 01, Sue rated it it was amazing Shelves: This was an amazing read. This was so good. I've known about it for a long time but somehow never sought it out. Maybe it was a bias against graphic novels? Not sure.

I'm so glad I finally read it. This is a picture of human strength and frailty, humane and savage behavior, done in a novel way that seems to make it even more immediate and real.

Aug 04, diegomarcapaginas rated it it was amazing Shelves: Lo mejor sin duda son los flashbacks y la crudeza de la historia. Aug 29, Leonel rated it it was amazing. Un 10 absoluto, must-read, voy por Metamaus.

Dec 26, Barry Pierce rated it really liked it Shelves: I really, really loved this. It's a fascinating and fresh portrayal of a yet another victim's experience of the Holocaust. I loved the meta aspect of this as well, the actual presentation of how the novel was written is fascinating. However, my one criticism is that I feel Spiegelman didn't use the whole mice and cats metaphor as well as he could. This novel would have had the exact same impact and tone if he just drew everyone as humans.

I feel like the anthropomorphism was Ther I really, really loved this. There is no point in the Jews being mice and the Nazis being cats. It just didn't work in my eyes. This is still however one of the best WWII narratives out there and an essential pillar in the art of the graphic novel. Apr 09, Stephen Robert Collins rated it it was amazing.

I am a cat person so Nazis as cats is very funny. Constatation camps are not a German invention Hitler get the blame but They are British government from the Boer war Jul 12, Hershey rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Such a poignant book.

My heart feels heavy and it hurts. Maus, I don't know what to say about this book. I don't want to think about those people in this book. It's just too painful. We waste so much in life. We take things for granted. And we always realize the importance of these things once they're gone forever. But what's the point in realizing its value once it's gone? This is what Maus taught me.

Ah, it hurts. I can't review this book.

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Simply cannot. But I'm obviously going to try. Maus is a Such a poignant book. Maus is a story about Art's father, Vladek, Art's relationship with his father and a lot of other things. It's a story about love. It's a story about loss and pain. It's a story about the Nazis' cruelty. It's a story about survival.

And all of it is real.

I suggest everyone to read this book at least once in their lifetime. Jan 25, El Biblionauta rated it it was amazing Shelves: December - Maus 2 6 Dec 04, August Reading Assingment 1 2 Aug 30, Book Review: The Complete Maus 2 9 Aug 19, Readers Also Enjoyed. About Art Spiegelman.

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Art Spiegelman. 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. Other books in the series. Maus 2 books. Books by Art Spiegelman. Trivia About The Complete Maus Why not share! An annual anal Embed Size px. Start on. Show related SlideShares at end. WordPress Shortcode. Published in: Full Name Comment goes here. Are you sure you want to Yes No. Be the first to like this.

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