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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.