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The complete Maus : a survivor's tale  Cover Image Book Book

The complete Maus : a survivor's tale / Art Spiegelman.

Spiegelman, Art, (author,, artist.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780679406419
  • ISBN: 0679406417
  • Physical Description: 2 bibliographic volumes in 1 physical volume (295 pages) : chiefly illustrated, map ; 24 cm
  • Edition: Twenty-fifth anniversary edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, 2011.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title on cover and spine: "The Complete Maus"
Previously published in 1986 as separate titles.
Formatted Contents Note:
V. 1 : My father bleeds history : -- The sheik -- The honeymoon -- Prisoner of war -- The noose tightens -- Mouse holes -- Mouse trap.
V. 2 : And here my troubles began : -- Mauschwitz -- Auschwitz (time flies) -- ...and here my troubles began... -- Saved -- The second honeymoon.
Summary, etc.:
In a world where Jews are mice, Germans are Cats and the Polish are pigs, a son documents his parents' experience during the Holocaust and his relationship with his father.
"On the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of its first publication, here is the definitive edition of the book 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). The Pulitzer Prize-winning Maus tells the story of Vladek Spiegelman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe, and his son, a cartoonist coming to terms with his father's story. Maus approaches the unspeakable through the diminutive. Its form, the cartoon (the Nazis are cats, the Jews mice), shocks us out of any lingering sense of familiarity and succeeds in "drawing us closer to the bleak heart of the Holocaust" (The New York Times). Maus is a haunting tale within a tale. Vladek's harrowing story of survival is woven into the author's account of his tortured relationship with his aging father. Against the backdrop of guilt brought by survival, they stage a normal life of small arguments and unhappy visits. This astonishing retelling of our century's grisliest news is a story of survival, not only of Vladek but of the children who survive even the survivors. Maus studies the bloody pawprints of history and tracks its meaning for all of us." -- from publisher's website.
Awards Note:
Pulitzer Prize Special Award, 1992.
Subject: Spiegelman, Vladek > Comic books, strips, etc.
Spiegelman, Art > Comic books, strips, etc.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) > Poland > Biography > Comic books, strips, etc.
Holocaust survivors > United States > Biography > Comic books, strips, etc.
Holocaust survivors > United States > Biography.
Children of Holocaust survivors > United States > Biography > Comic books, strips, etc.
Children of Holocaust survivors > United States > Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 > Personal narratives, Jewish > Comic books, strips, etc. > Fiction.
Fathers and sons > Comic books, strips, etc.
Nazis > Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels > United States.
Genre: Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Comics (Graphic works)

Available copies

  • 4 of 22 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at De Soto.


  • 12 current holds with 22 total copies.
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De Soto Public Library GN Spi (Text) 33858000105223 Graphic Novels On holds shelf -

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