May 19, 2008 · 8:00 PM
The Book At previous meetings we've had a umber of requests for a graphic novel, so here it is folks (hopefully the first of many)--
Maus by Art Spiegelman For those of you who don't know it,
Maus: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History is one of the classic works written about the Holocaust. It may be better to let the reviews speak for me: ?An epic story told in tiny pictures.? ?
The New York Times ?A loving documentary and brutal fable, a mix of compassion and stoicism [that] sums up the experience of the Holocaust with as much power and as little pretension as any other work I can think of.? ?
The New Republic ?A quiet triumph, moving and simple?impossible to describe accurately, and impossible to achieve in any medium but comics.? ?
The Washington Post If you've not read a graphic novel, this will be a wonderful introduction. If you've read one, this is a classic. If you've read this graphic novel, please read it again and share how the book's meaning has changed for you.
City Beverage We are meeting a little early in the month of May to avoid Memorial Day and have chosen a location on a new side of Durham with OUTDOOR seating. The weather should be lovely at the end of May--perfect for a cool beer outdoors with good conversation and a powerful book.