Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 9.49 × 6.74 × 1.06 in
Published: October 19, 1993
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0679748407
ISBN - 13: 9780679748403
From the Publisher
A boxed edition of the two paperback volumed of this 1992
Pulitzer Prize-winning illustrated narrative of Holocaust
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 the Jacket
Volumes I & II in paperback of this 1992 Pulitzer Prize-winning
illustrated narrative of Holocaust survival.
About the Author
Art Spiegelman is a contributing editor and
artist for The New Yorker, and a co-founder/editor of
Raw, the acclaimed magazine of avant-garde comics and
graphics. His drawings and prints have been exhibited in museums
and galleries here and abroad. Honors he has received for
Maus include the Pulitzer Prize, a Guggenheim fellowship,
and nominations for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He
lives in New York City with his wife, Françoise Mouly, and their
two children, Nadja and Dashiell.
From Our Editors
Winner of the 1992 Pulitzer Prize, here are volumes one and two of "the most affecting and successful narrative ever done about the Holocaust" (Raymond Sokolov, Wall Street Journal)
"The most affecting and successful narrative ever done about the
-The Wall Street Journal
"The first masterpiece in comic book history."
-The New Yorker
"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
-The New Republic
"A quiet triumph, moving and simple-impossible to describe
accurately, and impossible to achieve in any medium but
-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
"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."