The Complete Maus

A Survivor's Tale

Author: Art Spiegelman

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 0679406417

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 295

View: 5804

A son struggles to come to terms with the horrific story of his parents and their experiences during the Holocaust and in postwar America, in an omnibus edition of Spiegelman's two-part, Pulitzer Prize-winning best-seller. 25,000 first printing.
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MetaMAUS

A Look Inside a Modern Classic, MAUS

Author: Art Spiegelman

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 037542394X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 299

View: 603

A New Yorker contributor and co-founder of RAW traces the creative process that went into his Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, revealing the inspirations for his work while providing on an accompanying DVD a reference copy of The Complete Maus and audio interviews with his father.
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Breakdowns

Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@[squiggle][star]!

Author: Art Spiegelman

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 0375423958

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 72

View: 6767

The author reflects on the comics form and its influence on his life and art as he traces his evolution from comics-obsessed boy to a neurotic adult exploring the effects of his parents' memories of Auschwitz on his own son.
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Trauma and Postmemory in Art Spiegelman's "The Complete Maus" and Helen Fremont's "After Long Silence"

Author: Kinga Gmiat

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 366818576X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 123

View: 1587

The Holocaust represents an immense historical as well as a cultural trauma. The following thesis talks about the trauma symptoms and the behavior of Holocaust victims, including a broad selection of scholarly research on the Holocaust aftermath. Afterwards, features of postgeneration art will be presented in detail, as second generation literature and art mirrors the depression and horrid state of the mind of survivors. By analyzing Art Spiegelmann’s “The Complete Maus” and Helen Fremont's "After Long Silence" this thesis aims at portraying the degree of traumatization as well as the extent to which the second generation is affected by the traumatic experiences of the parents ́ lives. Contents: - Symptoms of psychological trauma and behavior, - Recovery and the Necessity of a Story, - Direct and Indirect Trauma, - The Concept of Postmemory: Familial Transmission of Trauma, - The Silence of the First Generation.
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Checkpoints VCE Text Guides: The Complete Maus by Art Speigelman

Author: David Moore

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139945130

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

View: 338

Cambridge Checkpoints VCE Text Guides are an invaluable digital resource for all students of senior English. This guide for Area of Study 1 will help you develop the confidence you need to write essays throughout the year, and to build your skills in reading and responding in readiness for the end of year exam. Cambridge Checkpoints VCE Text Guides for Area of Study 1 offer you: ; Detailed character analysis ; Discussion of themes, ideas and values ; A focus on the language features and conventions of your text ; Revision questions ; Sample topics ; Practice essays and essay writing tips ; Comprehensive reference lists
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A Study Guide for Art Spiegelman's "Maus"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410352358

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 36

View: 3021

A Study Guide for Art Spiegelman's "Maus," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.
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The Complete Maus

Author: Timothy Nolan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781922243140

Category:

Page: 74

View: 8510

Insight Text Guides are written by highly qualified specialists in the relevant area of literature or film. All writers are experienced teachers at secondary or tertiary level, and present clear, comprehensive and accessible analyses for students. This guide to Art Spiegelmana s graphic novel covers the texta s context and background, genre, narrative structure, language (especially visual language), characters and themes.
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Little Lit: Folklore & Fairy Tale Funnies

Author: Art Spiegelman,Francoise Mouly

Publisher: HarperColl

ISBN: 9780060286248

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

View: 5573

A treasure and a treasury! Innovative cartoonist and renowned children's book artists from around the world have gathered to bring you the magic of fairy tales through the wonder of comics. The stories range from old favorites to new discoveries, from the profound to the silly. A treat for all ages, these picture stories unlock the enchanted door into the pleasures of books and reading! Best Children's Books 2000 (PW)
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A Contract with God: And Other Tenement Stories

Author: Will Eisner

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393609685

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 224

View: 7515

The revolutionary work of graphic storytelling that inspired a new art form. Will Eisner was present at the dawn of comics. In the 1940s, he pushed the boundaries of the medium with his acclaimed weekly comic strip The Spirit, and with the publication of A Contract with God in 1978, he created a new medium altogether: the graphic novel. It was unlike anything seen before, heralding an era when serious cartoonists were liberated from the limiting confines of the comic strip. Eisner’s work was a shining example of what comics could be: as inventive, moving, and complex as any literary art form. Eisner considered himself “a graphic witness reporting on life, death, heartbreak, and the never-ending struggle to prevail.” A Contract with God begins with a gripping tale that mirrors the artist’s real-life tragedy, the death of his daughter. Frimme Hersh, a devout Jew, questions his relationship with God after the loss of his own beloved child. Hersh’s crisis is intertwined with the lives of the other unforgettable denizens of Eisner’s iconic Dropsie Avenue, a fictionalized version of the quintessential New York City street where he came of age at the height of the Depression. This centennial edition showcases Eisner’s singular visual style in new high-resolution scans of his original art, complete with an introduction by Scott McCloud and an illuminating history of Eisner’s seminal work. Now readers can experience the legendary book that launched a unique art form and reaffirmed Will Eisner as one of the great pioneers of American graphic storytelling.
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The Saga of Tanya the Evil, Vol. 2 (manga)

Author: Carlo Zen

Publisher: Yen Press LLC

ISBN: 0316444081

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 160

View: 7852

After being reborn, Tanya has earned the right to be called an Ace and is steadily climbing the ranks. But as much as she wishes to be placed in the safety of the rear, for some reason she keeps winding up at the very edge of the front lines! While swearing revenge on Being X, Tanya's days of brutal combat alongside her beautiful subordinate, Visha, have begun...
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The Painted Bird

Author: Jerzy Kosinski

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 080219575X

Category: Fiction

Page: 234

View: 8434

The classic novel of a boy’s struggle for survival in WWII Poland, from the National Book Award–winning author of Steps and Being There. “In 1939, a six-year-old boy is sent by his anti-Nazi parents to a remote village in Poland where they believe he will be safe. Things happen, however, and the boy is left to roam the Polish countryside. . . . To the blond, blue-eyed peasants in this part of the country, the swarthy, dark-eyed boy who speaks the dialect of the educated class is either Jew, gypsy, vampire, or devil. They fear him and they fear what the Germans will do to them if he is found among them. So he must keep moving. In doing so, over a period of years, he observes every conceivable variation on the theme of horror” (Kirkus Reviews). Originally published in 1965, The Painted Bird established Jerzy Kosinski as a major literary figure. With sparse prose and vivid imagery, it is a story of mythic proportion and timeless human relevance. “One of the best . . . Written with deep sincerity and sensitivity.” —Elie Wiesel, The New York Times Book Review “Of all the remarkable fiction that emerged from World Wat II, nothing stands higher than Jerzy Kosinski’s The Painted Bird. A magnificent work of art, and a celebration of the individual will. No one who reads it will forget it; no one who reads it will be unmoved by it. The Painted Bird enriches our literature and our lives.” —Jonathan Yardley, The Miami Herald “Extraordinary . . . Literally staggering . . . One of the most powerful books I have ever read.” —Richard Kluger, Harper’s Magazine “One of our most significant writers.” —Newsweek
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Kampfpanzer Maus

The Porsche Type 205 Super-Heavy Tank

Author: Michael öhlich

Publisher: Schiffer Military History

ISBN: 9780764350788

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 8763

In 1944 the Maus giant battle tank, weighing almost 190 tons, was supposed to help turn the Wehrmacht's fortunes of war on the Eastern Front. Just two prototypes of this monster were delivered, for its undeniable advantages--tremendous firepower and virtually impenetrable armor--were outweighed by the disadvantages of its slowness, excessive use of materials in construction, and fuel consumption so high that it was, by that time, far beyond the Germans' ability to supply. With this volume, Michael Fröhlich continues the legendary Spielberger series and delves into one of the most curious military vehicles produced by Germany--the Maus super-heavy tank. For the first time, this book tells the complete story of this vehicle, including its inner workings, accompanied by many previously unpublished illustrations. But that is not all: the book includes another novelty, the complete operating instructions for the tank's crew!
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Graphic Subjects

Critical Essays on Autobiography and Graphic Novels

Author: Michael A. Chaney

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299251039

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 339

View: 6862

Some of the most noteworthy graphic novels and comic books of recent years have been entirely autobiographical. In Graphic Subjects, Michael A. Chaney brings together a lively mix of scholars to examine the use of autobiography within graphic novels, including such critically acclaimed examples as Art Spiegelman’s Maus, David Beauchard’s Epileptic, Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, Alan Moore’s Watchmen, and Gene Yang’s American Born Chinese. These essays, accompanied by visual examples, illuminate the new horizons that illustrated autobiographical narrative creates. The volume insightfully highlights the ways that graphic novelists and literary cartoonists have incorporated history, experience, and life stories into their work. The result is a challenging and innovative collection that reveals the combined power of autobiography and the graphic novel.
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Tales from Watership Down

Author: Richard Adams

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307950190

Category: Fiction

Page: 267

View: 710

The sequel to "Watership Down" chronicles the lives of the rabbits after their defeat of General Woundwort, from the exploits of El-ahrairah, the mythical rabbit hero, to the adventures of Hazen, Fiver, Bigwig, and their friends.
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Dotter of Her Father's Eyes

Author: Mary M. Talbot

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1621152014

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 96

View: 4889

Part personal history, part biography, Dotter of Her Father's Eyes contrasts two comingofage narratives: that of Lucia, the daughter of James Joyce, and that of author Mary Talbot, daughter of the eminent Joycean scholar James S. Atherton. Social expectations and gender politics, thwarted ambitions and personal tragedy are played out against two contrasting historical backgrounds, poignantly evoked by the atmospheric visual storytelling of awardwinning graphicnovel pioneer Bryan Talbot. Produced through an intense collaboration seldom seen between writers and artists, Dotter of Her Father's Eyes is smart, funny, and sadan essential addition to the evolving genre of graphic memoir. * Bryan Talbot is recognized worldwide as one of the true original voices in graphic fiction. * Bryan Talbot's Grandville Mon Amour was nominated for a 2011 Hugo Award.
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Co-Mix

A Retrospective of Comics, Graphics, and Scraps

Author: Art Spiegelman

Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly

ISBN: 9781770461147

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 120

View: 484

"Designed with Mr. Spiegelman’s help, [Co-Mix] has the tall, narrow proportions of Raw...its images form a chronological sampling of Mr. Spiegelman’s extraordinary imagination, including his precocious early work, underground comics, preparatory notes and sketches for Maus, indelible covers for The New Yorker, lithographic efforts and much else."—New York Times In an art career that now spans six decades, Art Spiegelman has been a groundbreaking and influential figure with a global impact. His Pulitzer Prize-winning holocaust memoir Maus established the graphic novel as a legitimate form and inspired countless cartoonists while his shorter works have enormously expanded the expressive range of comics. Co-Mix: A Retrospective of Comics, Graphics, and Scraps is a comprehensive career overview of the output of this legendary cartoonist, showing for the first time the full range of a half-century of relentless experimentation. Starting from Spiegelman's earliest self-published comics and lavishly reproducing graphics from a host of publications both obscure and famous, Co-Mix provides a guided tour of an artist who has continually reinvented not just comics but also made a mark in book and magazine design, bubble gum cards, lithography, modern dance, and most recently stained glass. By showing all facets of Spiegelman's career, the book demonstrates how he has persistently cross-pollinated the worlds of comics, commercial design, and fine arts. Essays by acclaimed film critic J. Hoberman and MoMA curator and Dean of the Yale University School of Art Robert Storr bookend Co-Mix, offering eloquent meditations on an artist whose work has been genre-defining.
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Infinity Gauntlet Aftermath

Author: Ron Marz,Roy Thomas,Dann Thomas,Jim Starlin

Publisher: Marvel Entertainment

ISBN: 1302377167

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 352

View: 6436

Collects Silver Surfer (1987) 60-66, Dr. Strange : Sorcerer Supreme 36, Warlock & the Infinity Watch 1-6, material from Silver Surfer Annual 5. After defeating Thanos, Adam Warlock won the Infinity Gauntlet - and now has absolute power! Can the most powerful being in the universe be convinced to give up the Gauntlet? And who can be trusted with even a portion of its awesome abilities? Meanwhile, the Silver Surfer races to destroy Thanos' shrine to Death - but first he must contend with onetime Infinity Gem owner the Collector, and face his darkest fears!
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