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  • Title: Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History
  • Author: Art Spiegelman
  • ISBN: 9780394541556
  • Page: 191
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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.
    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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    1. 4.5 Very very very powerful and I like that you see the relationship between Spiegelman and his father throughout.

    2. 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 of books about that war When I asked her why she was so fascinated by that period, she said she was trying to understand how something like the Holocaust could have happened Now I m an adult and I often read books about atr [...]

    3. 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 so.Maus tells the story of Vladek Spielgeman, a Jewish survivor of the Holocaust His son, Art Spiegelman, is an illustrator and wants to write the story of his father s experiences during World War II The story is also of Art himself, the interviews and relationship with his father.The story alternates between the present day interviews and shifts into [...]

    4. 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 Overhyped in my opinion, but still highly recommended for me I honestly have no problem with the plot Straightforward and informative I m a huge history fan, and the topic of Nazis in general was nothing new for me It s bee [...]

    5. ExtraordinaryIf 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 My Father Bleeds painful, personal, brilliant ,and needs to be experienced first hand as all his books do.Then we might have a discussion still worse to come, is Vol 2 My Trouble Begins

    6. Re read September 5, 2015 I think I absorbed a lot 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

    7. 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 like people drawn irresistibly towards gruesome road accidents.As I matured, this urge to torture myself diluted, and I moved on towards wholesome stuff However, I decided I would make an exception with Maus because of one [...]

    8. 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.

    9. 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 sophs, 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 kids waiting at home Basically, they were there to learn about literature, sort of as a self improvement class for the non literary The class was taught by a flame hair TA, who had the personality to match Yet as time [...]

    10. 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 that s exactly what happened Having finished Maus I My Father Bleeds History, I feel like I just sparred against a two tonne elephant with no means of escape Each hit was worse than the last until I reached the end feeling nu [...]

    11. Instagram Twitter Facebook PinterestI 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 his father, Vladek a holocaust survivor from Poland.Juxtaposed against scenes where a now middle aged Art is chatting with his elderly father in his home in Queens are scenes of the gradual chokehold that that Nazis formed around what later bec [...]

    12. 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 experiences so personal and unapologetically honest that sometimes I couldn t believe the author included them since they cast his father and himself in an unfavorable light, at times This is a true life account from a H [...]

    13. 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 OR CATS OR PIGS WHATS THE POINT In conversation with my friend Barry it came up that It s just cats chasing mice That s the extent of the metaphor He disagrees, on the whole he actually quite enjoyed this we re budding reading [...]

    14. 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 coldd Vladek taking a shower at the river to stay clean and warmy the day onward or his wife a mice too complaining about rats True facts underly the story.

    15. 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 novel the beautiful and brilliant Can t We Talk about Something More Pleasant by Roz Chast so I am tremendously under qualified to review this I m not sure what I expected when I picked this up but what I got was a deepl [...]

    16. 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 and cats Germans , it did not lessen the disgust I had against the Nazi system that condoned, encouraged and justified this mistreatment of Jewish people Jews were given curfews, forced to wear armbands, forced to use rati [...]

    17. Wow This is a very powerful book 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 comics or graphic novels.

    18. 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 to the stories that had lost all of their horror due to their notoriety This story would be a powerful one in any format, but the short speech, the simplistic and yet powerful illustrations, the shift between past an [...]

    19. 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 special detail The novel is very direct and powerful, and the characters portrayed by animals mice, cats, pigs sound very human You might not found that much of new information if you are a WWII hardcore reader or viewer but this s [...]

    20. 2.5 starsI 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 follows the son of a Jew asking his father to recite the tale and strangely I found myself enjoying the parts that weren t about the 1940s flashbacks than I enjoyed the story about the war A lot of it bored me, strangely, and [...]

    21. 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 finally reading the second part 2016 4.5 stars This really gives you an idea of what a roll of the dice surviving the Holocaust was, and the relationship between the father the story s subject and the son the author ad [...]

    22. 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 than that a nakedly honest portrayal of the strained relationship between artist writer Art and his elderly father Vladek, neither of whom has gotten over the loss of Anja Art s mother and Vladek s wife to suicide years before The four page Prisoner on the Hell Planet A Case History, an earlier comic s [...]

    23. I feel like it s such a bad thing to give a book that tells the story of such a horrible time such a bad rating, but honestly this was just not worth reading.There are so many movies and books about World War II that you really need a good or ground breaking idea to put out an original new thing This one was such a very accurate retelling of what had happened during World War II which I am very familiar with Not only is it a huge topic at school I ve also seen countless movies featuring this tim [...]

    24. 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 fiction has its highs and lows In literature, for instance, you have Austen and Twain, and then there is Radcliffe, who while a good writer, simply tells a story This misconception is true of some comics, as it would be tr [...]

    25. 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 couldn t give a decent rating to a book that depicted black people, Muslims or gays as pigs, and I can t give a good rating to a book that depicts Poles as pigs The book is not the history of the Polish people during the occu [...]

    26. 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 imagination Art Spiegelman refutes this through a brilliant and brutal depiction of the horrors of Holocaust in a comic book that will honestly shock the reader Maus is the painful story of Vladek Spiegelman , a survivor of the Hiteler s Eur [...]

    27. Find this and other Reviews at In Tori LexI was pleasantly surprised, at how much I enjoyed this account Most of this volume describes the family s life leading to the the Holocaust Hearing the story told to the author through his father, who is dealing with the hardships of aging, humanized the characters beyond their experience as victims This was an important part of the story, because most Holocaust accounts that I ve read haven t focused on the people, beyond the horror they lived through T [...]

    28. 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 They also talk about how the author isn t afraid to censor what his father says and how grotesque the story may be, it all happened The type of readers that might enjoy this book would of most likely be people who a [...]

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