Maus I: A Survivor’s Tale: My Father Bleeds History PDF AZW3 EPUB MOBI TXT Download

The bestselling first installment of the graphic novel 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) • PULITZER PRIZE WINNER • One of Variety’s “Banned and Challenged Books Everyone Should Read”A brutally moving work of art—widely hailed as the greatest graphic novel ever written—Maus recounts the chilling experiences of the author’s father during the Holocaust, with Jews drawn as wide-eyed mice and Nazis as menacing cats.Maus is a haunting tale within a tale, weaving the author’s account of his tortured relationship with his aging father into an astonishing retelling of one of history’s most unspeakable tragedies. It is an unforgettable story of survival and a disarming look at the legacy of trauma.
Art Spiegelman
August 12, 1986
159 pages
File Size: 81 MB
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Language: English, Francais, Italiano, Espanol, Deutsch, chinese
YA Told with chilling realism in an unusual comic-book format, this is more than a tale of surviving the Holocaust. Spiegelman relates the effect of those events on the survivors’ later years and upon the lives of the following generation. Each scene opens at the elder Spiegelman’s home in Rego Park, N.Y. Art, who was born after the war, is visiting his father, Vladek, to record his experiences in Nazi-occupied Poland. The Nazis, portrayed as cats, gradually introduce increasingly repressive measures, until the Jews, drawn as mice, are systematically hunted and herded toward the Final Solution. Vladek saves himself and his wife by a combination of luck and wits, all the time enduring the torment of hunted outcast. The other theme of this book is Art’s troubled adjustment to life as he, too, bears the burden of his parents’ experiences. This is a complex book. It relates events which young adults, as the future architects of society, must confront, and their interest is sure to be caught by the skillful graphics and suspenseful unfolding of the story. Rita G. Keeler, St. John’s School , HoustonCopyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. Review “Maus is a book that cannot be put down, truly, even to sleep. When two of the mice speak of love, you are moved, when they suffer, you weep. Slowly through this little tale comprised of suffering, humor and life’s daily trials, you are captivated by the language of an old Eastern European family, and drawn into the gentle and mesmerizing rhythm, and when you finish Maus, you are unhappy to have left that magical world.” —Umberto Eco From the Publisher “Maus is a book that cannot be put down, truly, even to sleep. When two of the mice speak of love, you are moved, when they suffer, you weep. Slowly through this little tale comprised of suffering, humor and life’s daily trials, you are captivated by the language of an old Eastern European family, and drawn into the gentle and mesmerizing rhythm, and when you finish Maus, you are unhappy to have left that magical world.”–Umberto Eco From the Inside Flap A story of a Jewish survivor of Hitler’s Europe and his son, a cartoonist who tries to come to terms with his father’s story and history itself. From the Back Cover A story of a Jewish survivor of Hitler’s Europe and his son, a cartoonist who tries to come to terms with his father’s story and history itself. About the Author ART SPIEGELMAN is one of the world’s most admired and beloved comic artists, best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning Holocaust narrative, Maus. Born in Stockholm in 1948, Spiegelman began studying cartooning in high school and drawing professionally at age sixteen. He studied art and philosophy at Harpur College before joining the underground comics movement in the 1960s. Spiegelman taught history and the aesthetics of comics at the School of Visual Arts in New York from 1979 to 1986, and in 1980 he founded RAW, the acclaimed avant-garde comics magazine, with his wife, Françoise Mouly. Honors Spiegelman has received include induction into the Will Eisner Hall of Fame and the Art Director’s Club Hall of Fame. In 2005, he was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. He was made an Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2007, and in 2011 he was awarded the Grand Prix at the Angoulême International Comics Festival. In 2015, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and in 2018 he became the first comic artist to receive the Edward MacDowell Medal. His art has been exhibited at museums throughout the world, including the Pompidou Center in Paris, the Ludwig Museum in Cologne, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Jewish Museum in New York City, and the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. Read more <div id="
  • So I had to do my civic duty and purchase a copy.
  • This wonderful graphic novel is being banned in American schools, in 2022 – this is how it begins , the cutting off of voices and historical facts; everyone needs to read the Maus novels while we still are allowed to do so.
  • I had read many, many books on the Holocaust before I read Maus but Maus moved my understanding from an intellectual one to a very viscerally emotional one. I felt as if I and my family had endured the cruelty and horror directly. It’s not an easy book to read. I had to put it down and sob sometimes. I had trouble wanting to pick it back up and to keep reading it sometimes. But this only speaks to how well told and how important its story is. It’s up to every one of us to learn how the Holocaust happened, how it happened moment by moment, being by being, so that we can, hopefully, prevent it from every happening again. This book is a masterpiece that should be on the shelves of anyone who wants to learn from history in an effort to keep from repeating its worst chapters.
  • My family was murdered by the Nazis – probably in Auschwitz. Nothing I have read has made me realize what it was like in there as much as this book did. It has haunted me. Brilliant, briliiant book. No amount of praise will do justice to the author..
  • I finished this book a week ago, and I still can’t get enough of it. I’ll certainly read the second volume of this book just to satisfy my curiosity about Vladek’s experiences. I’m also having a hard time completely understanding, let alone defending, the core animal metaphor in Maus. It’s difficult for me to pinpoint its entire function. Nevertheless, it simply works. Regardless of how much attention the metaphor receives for the novel, it isn’t the star of the show. I’ve never read or seen a Holocaust piece that takes the reader through a Holocaust survivor’s experiences so meticulously and bleakly. I couldn’t believe how much preparation, making connections, cutting corners, seeking money, exchanging favors, and charisma, and of course, pure luck and spontaneous bodily health was involved in just surviving. Combine this with a meta-narrative of what it means to try to understand your forefathers and their stories. What it means to you, what it means in general, and what it means to the person who lived through it and only has memories to show for it.I’m constantly wrestling with this notion, with stories from my parents and grandparents, aunts and uncles, about events that occurred before I was born, events that should have no influence on me but continue to concern and affect me. Overall this book is a perfect Holocaust story and an incredible memoir about understanding our previous generations that has gotten under my skin and will probably be on my mind for a while.
  • This is an assigned class text. On its own I thought that it was good, but reading the other texts for class alongside it, this book speaks volumes. Maus depicts Jewish peoples in Europe of both high and low status and the difference it made in terms of possibly saving their life. It is utterly horrific what happened, but I believe that this comic book allows not only a new way of learning history, but the ability to understand a small portion of what it was like to be Jewish in that time period.
  • I’m not a massive fan of the artwork (backgrounds are too busy) but the story is well-written and engaging. Immediately bought the second one once I realized that it was only the first half of a two-part series. This was an assigned book for a class, but I’m definitely reading the second book once it arrives.
  • This book was great. It was very entertaining and I learned a lot that I probably wouldn’t have learned otherwise. I’m not much of a history buff, but this novel made history interesting for me. The product came in good condition. I have no complaints.
  • Over the years I have read many books centred or reflecting upon holocaust atrocities and I had thought the power to shock would have dimmed. Maus took me by surprise with the depth of sickening revulsion I felt at the horrors which beset Spiegelman’s family of Polish Jews. I attribute that to the medium, with the graphic portrayal of events leading to a much quicker and more immediate sense of the unimaginably awful conditions.As with other such memoirs, there is, however, a strain of hope and plenty triumphs for the embattled human spirits encountered between the pages; and the author’s depiction of his own Father (heroic in his resistance to the Nazi onslaught but very difficult to live with in later life) could hardly be termed sentimental. These elements combine to emphasise the realism and attractiveness of the account.I regard this book as equivalent in status and importance to Anne Frank’s Diary, hence a must-read.
  • Used in first year of university, but as history shows very poignant in an analogy of the tyranny of war
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  • a must in every home
  • I used to read Maus I and II back in the 90s in an all Jewish high school in Montreal. The books were always borrowed in the library. Anyway, back to my adulthood in 2022. When I read the news about the USA banning this book in Tennessee, then I thought to myself. Maybe it’s time for me to own a copy of these books. So I went to Amazon 2 months ago, and they were all sold out…. Even the regular editions. So I visit Amazon regularly to see if these books will ever be back in stock at retail price instead of scalper price! Luckily, a few days ago, I acquired both copies in its retail price. More than happy now… But originally I wanted to get the complete omnibus version of Maus which included both books in a single hardcover but also sold out as well or probably out of print. These are also selling in a scalper price! I hope they will keep making these hardcover edition in the future, if they do I will buy it. As of now I will have to accept the original regular paperback editions of these books.
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