The Complete Maus (Maus, #1-2) by Art Spiegelman

The Complete Maus (Maus, #1-2)

Combined for the first time here are Maus I: A Survivor's Tale and Maus II - the complete story of Vladek Spiegelman and his wife, living and surviving in Hitler's Europe. By addressing the horror of the Holocaust through cartoons, the author captures the everyday reality of fear and is able to explore the guilt, relief and extraordinary sensation of survival - and how the children of survivors are in their own way affected by the trials of their...


Details The Complete Maus (Maus, #1-2)

TitleThe Complete Maus (Maus, #1-2)
ISBN9780141014081
Author
Release DateOct 2nd, 2003
PublisherPenguin Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Nonfiction, History, Biography
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Reviews The Complete Maus (Maus, #1-2)

  • Lisa
    2011-11-05
    oh my god.This burrowed it's way deep into my heart. This made me feel so much. This was an experience, not just a "read". This was real and I can't even explain how this affected me because it was the most emotional thing I've ever read. Not made-up emotion. This was REAL and it affected me.Vladek. He reminded me of my Grandfather, a little. I loved my Grandfather and I loved Vladek. His story, as told to his son Art Spiegelman, was one of the m...
  • Alejandro
    2014-08-05
    Wonderful example of the power of a graphic novel! This is the “Complete” edition of “Maus: A Survivor’s Tale” collecting both parts: “My Father Bleeds History” and “And Here My Troubles Began”. OF MAUS AND MEN But these damn bugs are eating me alive! While it took long time of finally reading Maus,......I knew that it was a graphic novel referring about the Jew Holocaust, but using mice (Jews) and cats (Nazis) as the character...
  • Raeleen Lemay
    2015-06-22
    The art style was a bit distracting at times, but I really enjoyed this!
  • Steve
    2012-03-09
    It didn’t dawn on me until later that this brilliant piece of graphic artistry and fiction is actually a very clever allegory. On the face of it, we’re led to believe that it’s a story of the terrible suffering perpetrated by the Nazis against the Jews in Poland and throughout Europe. But if you scratch beneath the surface, I think you’ll find that this particular holocaust story was made to symbolize something more pervasive and endemic....
  • Councillor
    2016-07-11
    Until just a few weeks ago, the only reason for why I read graphic novels now and then was because of people's constant recommendations about the beauty and the value of those kinds of books. I will be honest; I am guilty of never believing those words. Most likely did I read graphic novels which didn't suit my personal tastes, but Art Spiegelman was capable of shattering my expectations and completely stunning me with the art of his writing and ...
  • Orsodimondo
    2012-09-19
    MAI PIÙ JAMAIS PLUS NEVER AGAINUn bellissimo fumetto? Uno splendido romanzo? E perché non un ottimo film? (In fondo le dimensioni delle vignette di Spiegelman fanno davvero venire in mente i fotogrammi di un film 35 mm).I nazisti descrivevano gli ebrei come immondi parassiti, portatori di peste e corruzione, che invadono l’Europa (qualcuno adesso prova a usare la stessa immagine per chi arriva d’oltremare): Spiegelman disegna gli ebrei come...
  • F
    2016-08-07
    I loved this. Harsh brutality of WW2.Loved the drawings, the black & white and the jumping back and forth between time.
  • Nina Rapsodia
    2013-02-10
    Reseñar Maus supone una de las experiencias más gratificantes de mi vida porque es el segundo libro en 2015 al que le doy la nota máxima. Pues verán, desde hace muchos años siempre he sentido profunda fascinación por los temas históricos y sobre todo en torno a la segunda guerra mundial. Es un tema recurrente en mis lecturas y siempre me gusta aprender cosas nuevas sobre esta época terrible de la humanidad. Así que cuando conocí esta ob...
  • LeeAnne
    2014-02-02
    The Complete MausArt Spiegelman Probably the most informative and intimate journal of the holocaust I have ever read. Maus is really two parallel stories, not one. It jumps back and forth between the two stories, one set in the past (Poland), the other set in the present (NYC).Story 1: 1940’s Poland: Vladek Spiegelman tells how he survived the holocaust as a Polish-Jew. From the invasion, to the spread of Naziam, to his time in Auschwitz-Birken...
  • Emer
    2017-07-05
    I never knew that a graphic novel could be so moving, so haunting and so phenomenally powerful. The complete Maus tells the tale of Hitler's Europe and the experiences of one Jewish man, the author/illustrator Art Spiegelman's father Vladek. It is a book that doesn't hold any punches and is jaw dropping in its exploration of humanity through both the atrocities and ethnic cleansing of that time and of how this moulds a man forever. I don't have t...
  • Kat Kennedy
    2010-12-09
    Reading this book was like having an echo of a conversation with my husband's grandfather. Dziadek could be Vladek's twin brother if any of Vladek's poor family had survived the war.This book's most horrifying moment came, for me, at the loss of their two year old son, Richeu. I tried to imagine a world where my decision to keep my son with me and hope for a better future, cost him his life and considered how I would live with that for the rest o...
  • María
    2016-12-26
    M A R A V I L L O S O.Me ha gustado muchísimo esta novela. Para empezar, nunca había leído una novela gráfica y tenía miedo de que no me gustara, pero al leer esta, me he dado cuenta de que me encantan. Ver ilustrado cada cosa que ocurre me ayuda a acercarme más a la historia.La forma en la que está contada la historia de Vladek Spiegelman también me ha gustado mucho. Vemos como él le va contando la historia a su hijo y también vemos la...
  • Leah
    2015-01-19
    THE COMPLETE MAUS is, to date, the hardest, most emotionally draining novel I have read in my adult life. It was a heart-wrenching, but really necessary read for me, and I’m proud of myself for deciding to read something so far outside my comfort zone (I tend to shy away from both history and memoir/true story novels).The book is a story within a story. Art shows himself interviewing his father, Vladek, and his time spent with his father for pa...
  • Bettie☯
    2014-12-22
    Art Spiegelman warns of 'dangerous' outcome as Russian shops ban Maus This has been on my wishlist forever -looks like this is a good time to read it. "My father pulled out 14 of his teeth to escape. If you missed 12 teeth they let you go."- page 45, book I"The guards, it was Jews with big sticks, they acted so, just like the Germans"- page 106, book I
  • Nickolas the Kid
    2018-03-05
    Πεντάστερο αριστούργημα!Χωρίς πολλά λόγια, μια εικονοιστορία που αξίζει να διαβαστεί από όλους, έτσι ώστε να μην ξεχνάει κανείς μας τις θηριωδίες των Ναζί στον ΒΠΠ. Δικαίως βραβεύτηκε, δικαίως αγαπήθηκε και δικαίως φιγουράρει στα graphic novels με τις ...
  • Michelle
    2008-09-10
    Pre-review:OhmygodOhmygodOhmygodOhmygod! I'm cheating on J.M. Coetzee with Art Spiegelman. Actually, I'm not just cheating on him; I've left him.Review:Before I review this book, you should know something about me: I never read graphic novels. I normally have zero interest in reading graphic novels/comic books. Are those the same thing, by the way? I have no idea. That’s how little I’m interested in them.Anyway, Maus was one of the best thing...
  • Pantelis
    2016-09-08
    This book makes you a better reader and gives you a chance to become a better human being.
  • Jon(athan) Nakapalau
    2016-09-13
    One of the most influential literary works ever...in or out of comics.
  • Praj
    2010-06-02
    Where should I commence to appraise this book? Must I begin from the detail that MAUS is a gratifying story of Vladek and Art OR that it is a sheer enlightenment through simplicity? Art Spiegelman in this astounding graphic novel reveals a fractured father-son relationship whilst focusing on the perils of the Holocaust. The story is set in Rego Park, NY where Art Spiegelman, a cartoonist tries to verbalize and grasp with his father and the Holoca...
  • Megan
    2010-06-15
    Books I read rarely affect my emotions when I'm not reading it. A book can pull me every which way, make me feel horrified or saddened or joyful, but when I put it down, I'm in the same mood I was before I started reading it. Only occasionally can a book get under my skin, and Maus is one of them. I was actually happy to finish it, because I didn't like the way it was making me feel: anxious, upset, unhappy. And I've read Holocaust stuff before. ...
  • Antonio
    2017-11-14
    Reto 12 libros - 12 meses del grupo Sangre de tintaNoviembre: Una Novela gráfica No deja de sorprenderme como las historias que muestran las mas grandes crueldades, son a veces las mas realistas, las mas humanas. La historia quizás les sea familiar, Judíos, Segunda guerra mundial, Alemanes, campos de concentración, Polacos, y Estadounidenses; Maus nos relata la historia biográfica de de Vladek Spiegelman, con el giro de ser contada a travé...
  • Teresa Proença
    2014-05-18
    "Samuel Beckett disse uma vez: «Cada palavra é como uma mancha desnecessária no silêncio e no nada».Mas, por outro lado, ele teve de o DIZER." "quantos livros já foram escritos sobre o Holocausto. Para quê? As pessoas não mudaram... Talvez precisem de um Holocausto novo e maior." "muitas empresas que prosperaram durante o regime nazi são hoje mais ricas do que nunca. Não sei... Talvez TODA A GENTE tenha de se sentir culpada. TODA A GE...
  • Rebecca Foster
    2016-09-19
    “To die, it’s easy…but you have to struggle for life!” The only graphic novel to win the Pulitzer Prize, this brings the Holocaust home in a fresh way. Like Animal Farm, it uses the conceit of various animal associations: the Jews are mice, Poles are pigs, Nazis are cats, and Americans are dogs. Spiegelman draws what, from a distance of decades, his Polish father Vladek narrates about his almost unbelievable series of escapes, including t...
  • Arnie
    2013-02-21
    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 Queens (NYC), the 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.
  • diegomarcapaginas
    2016-10-16
    Una maravilla de cómic que refleja la vida y las experiencias de un judío polaco en el holocausto nazi. Lo mejor sin duda son los flashbacks y la crudeza de la historia. Art hizo un gran trabajo visibilizando y dándo alma a un acontecimiento histórico que aún hoy en día levanta ampollas.
  • Wanda
    2014-12-08
    If this book hadn’t been a selection for my book club in January, I would never have picked it up. Not because I’m a snob about graphic novels—I think they are legitimate form of literature and very enjoyable to boot. But I might have avoided Maus because of the subject matter—I haven’t read very much about the holocaust and that is by choice. I guess I’m a chicken, but I hate exploring just how terribly we can treat one another. I ha...
  • Sue
    2011-10-01
    This was an amazing read.This was so good. I've known about it for a long time but somehow never sought it out. Maybe it was a bias against graphic novels? Not sure. I'm so glad I finally read it. This is a picture of human strength and frailty, humane and savage behavior, done in a novel way that seems to make it even more immediate and real.
  • Mia Nauca
    2017-04-10
    Me encantó, la mejor novela gráfica que he leído en mi vida. Cruda y sentimental a la vez.
  • Eirini Proikaki
    2018-03-07
    Δεν είχα σκοπό να γράψω review για το Maus αλλά όταν ένα κόμικ σε επηρεάζει τόσο που βλέπεις εικόνες του και στον ύπνο σου νομίζω οτι πρέπει να πεις δυο λόγια ακομα κι αν σου φαίνονται φτωχά.Δεν ήξερα τι να γράψω.Οτι είναι συγκλονιστικό,σπαρακτικό,συγκι...
  • Kirk
    2008-09-10
    This was our second book in the local library's discussion of Jewish graphic novels. It is, of course, the most famous and most celebrated exemplar of the genre (if you don't count the superhero stuff). What is amazing about the book is the emotional resonance Spiegelman manages to pack into his panels. In telling the story of his father's experience in the Holocaust, the author refuses to sentimentalize or pander. The most striking innovation is...