oneyearinithaca

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Spiegelman, Maus

imageOne of my readings assigned this semester is Maus of Art Speigelman. The graphic novel pictures Spiegelman’s father’s story of how he lived and survived the Holocaust. Many questions arise about the book among them the choice of showing Jews as mice and Germans as cats. Spiegelman gives an answer -certainly not the ultimate one- in the following interview.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UBudVI0Rri0

Additional reading:

– http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/04/books/review/the-making-of-maus.html

– http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/oct/23/art-spiegelman-maus-25th-anniversary

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