MetaMaus by Art Spiegelman
A Look Inside a Modern Classic, Maus (Book + DVD-R)

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In short, then, MetaMaus feels like a chance to have an engrossing conversation with a bona fide genius. And, for that matter, a valuable reminder that it’s the spirit of the author that makes a book.
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***NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD WINNER***

Visually and emotionally rich, MetaMaus is as groundbreaking as the masterpiece whose creation it reveals.
 
In the pages of MetaMaus, Art Spiegelman re-enters the Pulitzer prize–winning Maus, the modern classic that has altered how we see literature, comics, and the Holocaust ever since it was first published twenty-five years ago.
 
He probes the questions that Maus most often evokes—Why the Holocaust? Why mice? Why comics?—and gives us a new and essential work about the creative process.
 
MetaMaus includes a bonus DVD-R that provides a digitized reference copy of The Complete Maus linked to a deep archive of audio interviews with his survivor father, historical documents, and a wealth of Spiegelman’s private notebooks and sketches.
 
Compelling and intimate, MetaMaus is poised to become a classic in its own right.

 

About Art Spiegelman

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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. He lives in New York City with his wife, Françoise Mouly . . . and a cat.
 
Published October 4, 2011 by Pantheon. 300 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Comics & Graphic Novels, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by David Berry on Dec 23 2011

In short, then, MetaMaus feels like a chance to have an engrossing conversation with a bona fide genius. And, for that matter, a valuable reminder that it’s the spirit of the author that makes a book.

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