Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History

Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History

A story of a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe and his son, a cartoonist who tries to come to terms with his father's story and history itself....

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Title:Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History
Author:Art Spiegelman
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:Maus: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:159 pages pages

Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History Reviews

  • Daniel
    Jun 07, 2009
    I know I'm not breaking any new ground by calling Art Spiegelman's "Maus" amazing -- easily one of the best Holocaust memoirs ever published. But, as if that isn't achievement enough, "Maus" also is much more than that: a nakedly honest portrayal of the strained relationship between ar...
  • Alicia Beale
    May 20, 2007
    When I switched my major to English in my senior year, I had a lot of back classes to take, especially intro classes with freshmen and sophmores, though my last intro class was a night class with primarily older women, who worked full time jobs in Edison or the Amboys and a bushel of k...
  • Diane
    Apr 11, 2013
    The Maus books were just as incredible as promised. I was deeply moved by Spiegelman's story about his father's experiences in Poland and Auschwitz during World War II. My ancestors are from Germany and my mother was a WWII buff -- our bookshelves at home were filled with hundreds ...
  • Elyse
    Oct 28, 2014
    Extraordinary..... If there was a Pulitzer Prize for the BEST ALREADY winners of the Pulitzer .....Art Spieglman's books would be a very high contender. Point is... The creation of Maus exceeds expectations... which you might have heard through the grapevine. Maus, Vol 1: "...
  • Maxwell
    Jan 03, 2014
    Re-read September 5, 2015: I think I absorbed a lot more of the story and its power the second time around. It's really wonderfully crafted, and I can't wait to finally read the second volume because this one ends sort of abruptly. First read January 3-9, 2014 ...
  • Kandice
    Mar 17, 2009
    Spiegelman does the most fantastic job showing us his parent's story in a truthful way. I cannot stand his father Vladek, or Spiegelman himself for that matter, but maybe that's part of the point. People are people and should be treated as such. Even is they are assholes. I am pret...
  • Chris
    Oct 04, 2009
    There has always been a debate about the impact and importance of cartoons and comic books. The debate pretty much boils down to the misconception that comic books simply tell adventure stories. This misconception irgnores several importnat things, the most important is that all fictio...
  • Carol (Bookaria)
    Oct 22, 2017
    I am extremely moved by this book, it is as relevant and important today as it was when it was first published over 30 years ago, possibly even more so. Maus tells the story of Vladek Spielgeman, a Jewish survivor of the Holocaust. His son, Art Spiegelman, is an illustrator and want...
  • Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell
    Jan 01, 2018
    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest I didn't intend for my first book of 2018 to be so depressing, but MAUS is such a creative, important book. In MAUS, Art Spiegelman uses the medium of graphic novel to tell the moving, and sometimes hair-raising story of h...
  • Rowena
    Feb 08, 2013
    So so sad. What a truly shameful part of our history the Holocaust was. To think that a group of people would be treated so abysmally for no good reason just hurts my heart. Despite the fact that this was a graphic novel that had the characters portrayed as mice (Jews), pigs(Poles)...
  • Laura
    Feb 22, 2017
    An incredible book. It also feels quite timely, which is sad and scary. ...
  • Kelli
    Nov 26, 2015
    Oh my! This book makes me want to read every interview with the author that I can find. One article I read credits this book (and two others) with changing the public's perception of comics and potentially starting the use of the term "graphic novel." I have read only one other graphic...
  • Danuta
    Jan 26, 2012
    I have a real, real problem with this book. It's a powerful piece, and tells the story of one family's experiences of the Holocaust in grim and gripping detail. it's also an amazing exploration of the relationship between a father and son. I'd love to give it 5 stars. And yet... I coul...
  • Arnie
    Oct 12, 2012
    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'...
  • Kruti
    Apr 11, 2013
    Some books will leave a sour taste in your mouth. Some will uplift your spirits. Some will even touch your heart. And some?some have the power to rip your soul into tiny little pieces and leave nothing but a shell in its place. Who knew a graphic novel could hold such power? But t...
  • Owlseyes
    Oct 03, 2011
    The story of a Jew's survival. Jews as depicted as mice and Germans as cats. A poignant story; really good, the character Vladek (the survivor): can you imagine him on a German prisoners camp, a freezing Autumn, birds falling from trees due to cold...and Vladek taking...
  • Donna
    Apr 25, 2016
    I am speechless and in awe, but I'm going to try to write something coherent here. I was spellbound when reading this book. It represents the best of what anyone can hope for in a graphic novel. The illustrations and narrative text formed, in essence, an audiovisual presentation of exp...
  • Nandakishore Varma
    Apr 01, 2015
    I don't read much Holocaust Literature nowadays. In my teens and twenties, I read everything I could get my hands on on the Third Reich and the Middle Ages, as I had an abnormal urge to seek out the darkness in human souls. I was repelled and at the same time, fascinated by it - li...
  • Ariel
    Jul 13, 2014
    It just didn't do what I wanted. I had high expectations, my friends, I had high expectations. That might not be fair, but there you go. My biggest problem was the misused animals. The book is called Maus. The characters are mice and cats and pigs. BUT NONE OF THEM ACT LIKE MICE ...
  • Denisse
    Jul 10, 2015
    Read for the 2015 Reading Challenge: #40 A graphic novel. A very realistic story. Not just for the Nazi information but the personal story of the author?s father. He didn?t ease off anything, not their relationship, not with his father?s thoughts and that gives the story a sp...
  • Whitney Atkinson
    Jun 23, 2015
    2.5 stars I guess i'm just really not in the mood for serious topic-ed books this summer. I went into this knowing it was so popular, and being on the topic of the Holocaust, I was expecting to be really moved by this. But I didn't like the way that the narration was done-- it follo...
  • Calista
    Sep 22, 2017
    This is a powerful story. It doesn't seem like these horrors could be possible and yet they are. This is a black and white comic with mice as Jews and cats as Nazis. I can only hope that this history remains a reminder of why compassion toward all people is so very important. When we l...
  • Regan
    Jul 10, 2014
    4.5 Very very very powerful and I like that you see the relationship between Spiegelman and his father throughout. ...
  • Will M.
    Jun 01, 2015
    This is one of those graphic novels that everyone is telling the world to read. Acclaimed as one of the best graphic novels out there. My take on it is that it was really enjoyable and informative, but not the best. While it was very enjoyable, I still had a few problems with it. Overh...
  • Krista Wright
    Dec 20, 2015
    Wow. This is a very powerful book--more so than anything else I've read in a long time. Absolutely amazing storytelling. I need a quick break before jumping into the next volume, because it's just so dark. But I definitely recommend this to everyone, even if you don't normally read com...
  • Jennifer
    Dec 31, 2016
    2017: I appreciated this just as much as last year. This second reading really drove home for me the loss of his mother's narrative (she committed suicide years before Spiegelman wrote this book, and his father burned her war journals in a fit of depression one day). Looking forward to...
  • Pramod Nair
    Jun 05, 2015
    ?It would take many books, my life, and no one wants anyway to hear such stories.? - Vladek Spiegelman. ?Maus, I? and ?Maus, II? are two books that shatter one of the myths about the Holocaust; the myth that the monstrosity of Holocaust is beyond the realms of artistic i...
  • Dannii Elle
    May 19, 2016
    This is such an important and emotional story that brings a new dynamic to the well-documented World War 2 stories of the incarceration and mistreatment of the Jews, at the hands of the Nazi soldiers. As Spiegelman himself explains in the introduction, he wanted to bring meaning back t...
  • Jake Doyle
    Sep 02, 2015
    I thought this book was very interesting, and so did many other people. From what I've seem from other reviews, many people were thinking the same thing I was when they were reading the book. They thought this book was a very depressing and a look at the Holocaust like we've never seen...
  • Elizabeth Sagan
    Jan 30, 2017
    It hits you like a truck going twice the speed limit... ...