MetaMAUS

MetaMAUS

Summary

VISUALLY AND EMOTIONALLY RICH, TAKE A LOOK INSIDE ART SPIEGELMAN'S MODERN CLASSIC, MAUS

'If you are serious about comics or the Holocaust, this book should be on your shelf' San Francisco Book Review

MAUS is widely renowned as one of the greatest pieces of art and literature ever written about the Holocaust. Readers adore it, and it's studied in colleges and universities all over the world.

In MetaMAUS, Art Spiegelman re-enters the world of his Pulitzer-prize winning graphic novel to probe the questions that it often evokes: Why the Holocaust? Why mice? Why comics?

Including never-before-seen sketches, alternate drafts, family photos, diary entries and the transcript of his interviews with his father Vladek as well as an interview with Art himself and a companion DVD, MetaMAUS is as ground-breaking as the masterpiece whose creation it reveals.

The perfect gift, this vital companion is a must-read for any fan of MAUS. ___________________________________________________________________________

'Richly rewarding...The book serves as a masterclass on the making and reading of comics' The New York Times Book Review

'A fascinating meditation on art, writing, and one of the darkest periods in human history' The Atlantic

'MetaMaus will leave even the most ardent admirers of Maus newly in awe of its author's creative courage, ingenuity and stamina' San Francisco Chronicle

About the author

Art Spiegelman

Art Spiegelman has been a staff artist and contributing editor at the New Yorker, as well as the cofounder/coeditor of RAW, the acclaimed magazine of avant-garde comics and graphics. In addition to Maus - which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and twice nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award - he is the author of Breakdowns and In the Shadow of No Towers. In January 2011, Art Spiegelman was awarded Le Grand Prix at the Angoulême International Comics Festival. From 2012 through 2014 a museum retrospective of his work, called Co-Mix, travelled to the Pompidou Center in Paris, the Ludwig Museum in Cologne, Germany, the Jewish Museum in New York, the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Art Gallery of Ontario. His most recent book is Si Lewen's Parade: An Artist's Oddyssey (2016). He lives in New York City with his wife, Françoise Mouly, and a cat named Voodoo.
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