II The story is also of Art himself the interviews and relationship with his father The story alternates between the present day interviews and shifts into the past through Vladek s recollections The illustrations are straightforward and in a black and white style I highly recommend this book it is a powerful and emotional story I am starting the second volume right away FINAL NOTE below is what I found to be one of the most powerful scenes in the book It ust didn t do what I wantedI had high expectations my friends I had high expectations That might not be fair but there you goMy biggest problem was the misused animals The book is called Maus The characters are mice and cats and pigs BUT NONE OF THEM ACT LIKE MICE OR CATS OR PIGS WH Re read September 5 2015 I think I absorbed a lot of the story and its power the second time around It s really wonderfully crafted and I can t wait to finally read the second volume because this one
Ends Sort Of Abruptly First sort of abruptly First January 3 9 2014 ExtraordinaryIf there was a Pulitzer Prize for the BEST ALREADY winners of the PulitzerArt Spieglman s books would be a very high contenderPoint is The creation of Maus exceeds expectations which you might have heard through the grapevine "Maus Vol 1 My Father Bleedsis painful personal brilliantand needs to be experienced first hand as all his books "Vol 1 My Father Bleedsis painful personal brilliantand needs to be experienced first hand as all his books we might have a discussion still worse to come is Vol 2 My Trouble Begins The Maus books were The Humanities, Higher Education, and Academic Freedom just as incredible as promised I was deeply moved by Spiegelman s story about his father s experiences in Poland and Auschwitz during World War II My ancestors are from Germany and my mother was a WWII buff our bookshelves at home were filled with hundreds of books about that war When I asked her why she was so fascinated by that period she said she was trying to understand how something like the Holocaust could have happened Now I m an adult and I often read books about atrocities around the world Even though they are depressing and soul crushing I guess I m alsoust trying to understand how people can do such horrible thingsBut I digress Despite having already read a great deal about WWII one of the things I especially liked about the Maus books was hearing how Spiegelman s father managed to survive His father was gifted at uickly mastering skills and being able to talk his way out of tough situations Those abilities helped him and his wife to survive the concentration camp Most reviews of Maus comment on Spiegelman s choice to draw the races differently Jews are mice the Germans are cats and other Poles are pigs I liked the minimalist drawings because it kept the story moving and the focus was on the words and the meaningsI think this is a significant memoir of the Holocaust and would highly recommend it 45 Very very very powerful and I like that you see the relationship between Spiegelman and his father throughou. Récit d'une double survie celle du père mais aussi celle du fils ui se débat pour survivre au survivant Ici les Nazis sont des chats et les Juifs des souri.
Summary Æ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¹ Art SpiegelmanOh my This book makes me want to read every interview with the author that I can find One article I read credits this book and two others with changing the public s perception of comics and potentially starting the use of the term graphic novel I have read only one other graphic novel the beautiful and "brilliant Can t We Talk about Something More Pleasant by Roz Chast so I am tremendously under ualified to "Can t We Talk about Something More Pleasant by Roz Chast so
am tremendously ualified to this I m not sure what I expected when I picked this up but what I got was a deeply moving story of one man s Holocaust experience that was masterfully written and drawn by his son Deceptively simplistic the drawings allow the reader to be in the storyto see life as it was and then the changing conditions the confusion the horror the bunkers As father and son meet and talk the drawings seamlessly transition from present day into the past throughout the book giving a sense that those memories were always near to and part of him I found it amazing how a well placed line or dash on the face of a mouse could convey age oy sorrow defeat The drawings were incredible I m certain there are treasures to be found with each reading of this incredible taleMore than a story of atrocity and survival this story reveals much about the author s relationship with his dad An old fashioned man whose entire history is heartbreaking and his son are divided by cultural and generational differences estrangement and misunderstanding of one another yet they share the devastating loss of Anja and the need to understand her suicide The author s father Vladek is presented in a way that seems unuestionably authentic with character traits both endearing and frustrating Vladek s syntax and word choices make it so the reader can actually hear his accent feel his escalating anger at times understand the disconnect between father and son What a touching tribute to his father that Art Spiegelman has created in this presumably honest portrayal I cannot begin to imagine the atrocities the elder Spiegelman had endured nor do I imagine it was easy to live with this man I fell in love with page 133 on which Vladek tells Artie he will be famous like Walt Disney There is so much conveyed in those few frames I was a unior in high school when this book was published We were reuired to read Night by Elie Wiesel whichi am tremendously
I re read and reviewed recently but up until now Ire read and reviewed recently but up until now I not heard of Maus This was recommended to me by our librarian When I saw the cover I honestly thought she had lost her mind I stand humbly corrected I am running to get the next book which is the conclusion I cannot effectively put into words how ingenious this book is 5 stars 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 ueens NYC the. Maus raconte la vie de Vladek Spiegelman rescapé uif des camps nazis et de son fils auteur de bandes dessinées ui cherche un terrain de réconciliation avec. 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 I don t read much Holocaust Literature nowadays In my teens and twenties I read everything I could get my hands on on the Third Reich and the Middle Ages as I had an abnormal urge to seek out the darkness in human souls I was repelled and at the same time fascinated by it like people drawn irresistibly towards gruesome road accidentsAs I matured this urge to torture myself diluted and I moved on towards wholesome stuff However I decided I would make an exception with Maus because of one important reason it is a comic or to use the accepted terminology nowadays a graphic novelThe comic is a seriously underutilised narrative format
like the fairy tale and the animated moviethe fairy tale and the animated movie has corrupted it and confined it to a corner where it can only babble and make baby talk It is heartening to see it breaking out of that straitjacket and maturing in books like The Complete Persepolis and the this one The Jews are undoubtedly a race but not human Adolf HitlerDehumanising the enemy is the first step towards eliminating them which is what Hitler tried to do with Jews and nearly succeeded In this book Art Spiegelman tells us a story from that dark era a very personal one that of his father yet distances us emotionally brilliantly by using Brechtian techniues The Jews are portrayed as mice Germans as cats Poles as pigs and Americans as dogsThe story is delivered brutally pulling no punches However changing the characters into animals accomplishes two things by taking away the individuality we are forced to look at the big picture and the race differences are emphasised so as to be insurmountablea Jew and a Gentile are both human beings but a mouse can never become a cat So even when we "are caught up in the story the political subtext is never "caught up in the story the political subtext is never brilliant brilliant workBTW a bigger review is up on my blog This is one of those graphic novels that everyone is telling the world to read Acclaimed as one of the best graphic novels out there My take on it is that it was really enjoyable and informative but not the best While it was very enjoyable I still had a few problems with it Overhyped in my opinion but still highly recommended for me I honestly have no problem with the plot Straightforward
and informative i m a huge history faninformative I m a huge history fan the topic of Nazis in general was nothing new for me It s been a while since my last read of this cer I am extremely moved by this book it is as relevant and important today as it was when it was first published over 30 years ago possibly even so Maus tells the story of Vladek Spielgeman a Jewish survivor of the Holocaust His son Art Spiegelman is an illustrator and wants to write the story of his father s experiences during World War. Son père sa terrifiante histoire et l'Histoire Des portes d'Auschwitz aux trottoirs de New York se déroule en deux temps les années 30 et les années 70 le. ,