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MetaMaus (GN): A Look Inside a Modern Classic Maus
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Art Spiegelman
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MetaMaus (GN): A Look Inside a Modern Classic Maus

Art Spiegelman


Pantheon Books

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MAUS is widely renowned as one of the greatest pieces of art and literature ever written about the Holocaust. It is adored by readers and studied in colleges and universities all over the world. But what led Art Spiegelman to tell his father's story in the first place? Why did he choose to depict the Jews as mice? How could a comic book confront the terror and brutality of the worst atrocity of the twentieth century?

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the book's first publication, MetaMAUS, prepared by the author, is a vital companion to the classic text and includes never-before-seen sketches, rough and alternate drafts, family and reference photos, notebook and diary entries and the transcript of his interviews with his father Vladek as well as a long interview with Art, in which he discusses the book's extraordinary history and origins.

The book includes a brand new DVD packed with extra images, video and commentary.

By:   Art Spiegelman
Imprint:   Pantheon Books
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 236mm,  Width: 168mm,  Spine: 32mm
Weight:   934g
ISBN:   9780375423949
ISBN 10:   037542394X
Series:   Maus
Pages:   300
Publication Date:   October 2004
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Art Spiegelman is a contributing editor and artist for the New Yorker, and 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. Honours 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.

Richly rewarding...The book also serves as a master class on the making and reading of comics...The last frame encapsulates in one single moment the artfulness behind the tale we've just read, and the uneasy combination of filial pride and anger that flowed through Maus and flows through Metamaus as well. - The New York Times Book Review<br> <br> Why the Holocaust? Why mice? Why comics? Spiegelman answers intelligently, articulately, and with a high degree of psychological and aesthetic penetration. - Booklist, starred review <br> As a floor plan for endless exploration, it is the Haus That Maus Built...Pick any page and gaze. The windows into these stories about the story are to be found at every turn, filling the space with insightful light. - Washington Post's Comic Riffs <br> Art Spiegelman has done more than any other writer of the last few decades to change our understanding of the way stories about the Holocaust can be written... MetaMaus is a profound meditation on the meaning of sources and the uses we make of them. - The New Republic <br> A fascinating meditation on art, writing, and one of the darkest periods in human history. - The Atlantic<br> <br> Striking...a treasure trove of material. -Shelf Awareness <br> Fascinating and often provocative...the accompanying DVD will satisfy the insatiable appetite. - Kirkus <br> Sure to breed excitement. - Library Journal <br> Mr. Spiegelman's new book, MetaMaus, functions as a kind of artist's scrapbook, chapbook, photo album and storage trunk. Packed with more extras than a new 'Transformers' DVD, it's a look back at Maus and its complicated composition and reception...Mr. Spiegelman is a witty and testy raconteur, and Ms. Chute knows a good deal about comics and she pulls good things from him...Spiegelman is charismatic, and the photographs of him sprinkled throughout are pretty delightful. - New York Times <br> <br> Few books have made as much impact as Mau

  • Winner of National Jewish Book Award (Biography/Autobiography) 2011
  • Winner of Will Eisner Comic Industry Award (Comics-Related Book) 2012
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