The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman

The Complete Maus

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

TitleThe Complete Maus
Release DateOct 2nd, 2003
PublisherPenguin Books
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Nonfiction, History, Biography

Reviews The Complete Maus

  • Lisa
    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
    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
    The art style was a bit distracting at times, but I really enjoyed this!
  • Steve
    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....
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  • Leonard Gaya
    The young Adolf Hitler applied twice for admission to the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, and each time was rejected. One may dream: had he been successful, he might have had a different fate, and, as a result, Europe’s history might have taken some other shape… Sixty years later, on another continent, the young Art Spiegelman applied to the High School of Art and Design in Manhattan and passed the exam. His parents, Vladek and Anja Spiegelma...
  • Fabian {Councillor}
    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 ...
  • Matthew
    Maus was more than I expected. I knew it would be about World War II and the Holocaust with the charaters being anthropomorphic mice, cats, pigs, dogs, etc. What I didn't realize was it would expand even farther in to the specific lives of the Spiegelmans before, during, and after the war.Throughout the book the artist/author is a featured character struggling with his curmudgeonly father while he tries to document the story of his father's time ...
  • Orsodimondo
    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...
  • Hamad
    This Review Blog Twitter Instagram Actual Rating: 3.5 stars This cover has been on my radar for a looooong time and it usually is on the most bought books in my country when I check the online bookstores. I am not a fan of history and so I avoided it for the longest time possible. A book I was reading did mention that it was a graphic novel about Jew people and what they went through and I became interested and found myself a copy! I like what...
  • Eliza Rapsodia
    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...
  • Svetlana
    “The Jews are undoubtedly a race, but they are not human.” - Adolf HitlerThis a graphic novel told from two timelines. In the narrative present, Art Spiegelman (author) is interviewing his father Vladek about his experiences as a Polish Jew and a Holocaust survivor. The narrative past depicts these very experiences from the mid 1930s to the end of the Holocaust in 1945. Spiegelman has utilised different species of animals to portray differen...
  • Josu Grilli
    Una trágica historia de supervivencia que arroja una nueva luz a un periodo tan oscuro.El concepto de Maus es confuso al principio. ¿Quién es Art? ¿Por qué los personajes son ratones, ranas, cerdos y gatos? Es con las páginas que comienzas a comprender la increíble metáfora que se ha montado el autor, y sobre todo, la manera tan inteligente de contar esta historia a través de duna doble narración.Nunca había leído una novela gráfica ...
  • LeeAnne
    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...
  • Eliasdgian
    Μερικές (πολύ) σκόρπιες σκέψεις σε σχέση με το αριστουργηματικό Maus του Art Spiegelman και την αιμάσσουσα ιστορία των γονιών του Vladek και Anja Spiegelman, επιζώντων του Ολοκαυτώματος:Φύσηξε μακρυά την καρβουνόσκονη,όση είχε απομείνει στα δάχτυλα,κι αυτή, παραδο...
  • Jon Nakapalau
    One of the most influential literary works or out of comics.
  • Emer (A Little Haze)
    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...
  • Leah
    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...
  • Rachel
    I feel like anything I could say about this book is going to sound woefully inadequate, but I guess I'll give it a shot anyway. Maus had obviously been on my radar for ages as a critical piece of Holocaust literature as well as being the only graphic novel to ever win the Pulitzer Prize, so I was certainly expecting it to be good, but I don't think anything could have prepared me for how utterly harrowing of a read this ended up being. And again,...
  • María
    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...
  • Kat Kennedy
    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...
  • Maria Soares
    4.5Na minha primeira incursão no mundo das graphic novels optei por ler Maus, sendo que, como todos nós, estava familiarizada com diversos relatos sobre o Holocausto, e inúmeras histórias verídicas. No entanto, tenho a dizer que esta em especial me tocou profundamente e vai ser sem dúvida, uma que vou recordar por muito tempo.A particularidade na obra de Spielgelman é a relação que cria entre o leitor e o pai, através dos seus olhos e a...
  • Miltos S.
    Θέλετε να κάνετε το όνομά σας γνωστό στον κόσμο των κόμικς? Δημιουργήστε ένα ασπρόμαυρο graphic novel.Θέλετε να προκαλέσετε εντύπωση στους κύκλους της λογοτεχνίας? Γράψτε για το ολοκαύτωμα.Συνδυάστε, δε, τα δύο παραπάνω και το όνομά σας θα μνημονεύεται...
  • Nickolas the Kid
    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 ...
  • Bettie
    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
  • Rebecca
    “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...
  • Maksym Karpovets
    Абсолютно приголомшлива річ. Історія Владека Шпіґельмана, батька автора цього графічного роману, про його перебування в Аушвіці врізається настільки глибоко, що довго не відпускає опісля. Це історія виживання, яка посилюється ще й тим, що люди т...
  • Michelle
    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...
  • Praj
    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...
  • Louise
    I got volume 1 for my birthday, the day I also happened to fall down the stairs and fuck up my ankle. Luckily, I had this book to keep me company. I read it in one sitting and when I was done, forced my boyfriend to carry me to the nearest bookstore so I could get Maus 2, which I also read in one sitting.
  • amy
    Hey, I have read a comic book. A very powerful and important one.
  • Nargess
    This is an illustrated book with a humorous language . It shows the author's art of writing since he nicely incorporated humor when telling tragic stories. It has won various international awards, and gives a good picture of every day life for Jews during world war II in Poland.
  • nancy
    I read Part I and Part II for a Social Studies class and loved it. I didnt expect it to be the way it is...makes you look at the tragedy completely differently.