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Maus a Survivors Tale And Here My Troubles Begin (Paperback)

Author:  Art Spiegelman
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0679729771
ISBN-13: 9780679729778
Sku: 30118060
Publish Date: 9/1/1992
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9H x 6.75L x 0.5T
Pages:  144
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A narrative sequel to Maus captures the experience of the Holocaust as it chronicles the continuing story of Vladek, who survives Auschwitz, is reuited with his beloved Anja, and sires young Art. Reprint. 100,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo. *Author: Spiegelman, Art *Subtitle: And Here My Troubles Begin *Publication Date: 1992/09/01 *Number of Pages: 136 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 6.75 *Height: 9.00
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MAUS was the first half of the tale of survival of the author's parents, charting their desperate progress from prewar Poland Auschwitz. Here is the continuation, in which the father survives the camp and is at last reunited with his wife.Now in paperback, "the most affecting and successful narrative ever done about the Holocaust" (Wall Street Journal). "The power of Spiegelman's story lies in the fine detail of the story and the fact that it is related in comic-strip form".--San Francisco Examiner. New York Times 1991 "Editor's Choice".
MAUS, the Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel and illustrated biography by Art Spiegelman, is widely considered to have vaulted the graphic novel to new heights in terms of literary quality, artistic merit, and personal and historical complexity. Using anthropomorphic animal characters (Jews are depicted as mice, Germans as cats, Americans as dogs, etc.) and a combination of flashbacks, memories, and stories, Spiegelman recounts the experiences of his father ,Vladek Spiegelman, before, during, and after World War II, including his harrowing years spent in the concentration camps. The use of cartoons to describe such appalling events seems problematic, but MAUS brilliantly captures not only the awful weight of history, but also humorous and humane moments from a dark time in human civilization. ||The second volume of the graphic novel, AND HERE MY TROUBLES BEGAN, tells of Vladek Spiegelman's entry into Auschwitz, his eventual release, and the difficulty of his assimilation into American culture, with the burden of his traumatic experiences weighing on his mind and heart. Ironically, the subtitle comes from something Vladek told Spiegelman AFTER he had escaped the concentration camps--a testament to how the agony of memory can be as cruel actual experience. The truth of this can be seen in the fate of Anja, Art's mother. Though she had survived, against terrible odds, the Nazi regime, she could not survive her own demons, and eventually committed suicide.
Author Bio
Art Spiegelman
Art (Avarham) Spiegelman was born in Sweden, but his parents immigrated to the U.S. when he was 3 years old. He studied art both in high school and at Harpur College, from which he graduated in 1968. His first job was designing novelty cards for Tip Top Chewing Gum, and he began to contribute comics to various underground publications, using the pseudonym Al Flooglebuckle. With his wife Fancoise Mouly, he co-founded "Raw", an avant-garde comic journal. His first "comic-book novel," "Maus" (1986), which was inspired by his father's Holocaust experiences, was an overwhelming success. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1992.


"Art Spiegelman doesn't draw comics. It might be clever to say he draws tragics, but that would be inaccurate too. Like its predecessor, "Maus: A Survivor's Tale II. And Here My Troubles Began" is a serious form of pictorial literature, sustaining and even intensifying the power of the first volume. It resists defining labels." - Lawrence L. Langer 11/03/1991

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0144
Product attributePublisher:   Pantheon Books
Product attributeSeries Part:   02
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