Called “the first masterpiece in comic book history” by The New Yorker, Art Spiegelman’s Maus is one of the most unforgettable graphic novels of all time. A brutally honest depiction of one of history’s most horrifying tragedies, Maus presents a story within a story, exploring the author’s tortured relationship with his aging father and recounting the chilling experiences of his father during the Holocaust.
This Pulitzer Prize winner has recently made headlines due to being banned in a Tennessee school district.
Praise for Maus:
“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 pretension as any other work I can think of.”
–The New Republic
“A quiet triumph, moving and simple– impossible to describe accurately, and impossible to achieve in any medium but comics.”
–The Washington Post
“Spiegelman has turned the exuberant fantasy of comics inside out by giving us the most incredible fantasy in comics’ history: something that actually occurred…. The central relationship is not that of cat and mouse, but that of Art and Vladek. Maus is terrifying not for its brutality, but for its tenderness and guilt.”
–The New Yorker
“All too infrequently, a book comes along that’s as daring as it is acclaimed. Art Spiegelman’s Maus is just such a book.”
“An epic story told in tiny pictures.”
–The New York Times
“A remarkable work, awesome in its conception and execution… at one and the same time a novel, a documentary, a memoir, and a comic book. Brilliant, just brilliant.”