July 16, 2013 - "Maus I and Maus 2" - Art Spiegelman

Some historical events simply beggar any attempt at description--the Holocaust is one of these. Therefore, as it recedes and the people able to bear witness die, it becomes more and more essential that novel, vigorous methods are used to describe the indescribable. Examined in these terms, Art Spiegelman's Maus is a tremendous achievement, from a historical perspective as well as an artistic one. The artist then deftly translated that story into a graphic novel. By portraying a true story of the Holocaust in comic form--the Jews are mice, the Germans cats, the Poles pigs, the French frogs, and the Americans dogs--Spiegelman compels the reader to imagine the action, to fill in the blanks that are so often shied away from. Reading Maus, you are forced to examine the Holocaust anew.



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  • Tanya

    Hope everyone has a good discussion tonight. This just isn't a book I feel like chatting about. Not that crazy about volume 1, won't be reading 2.
    See y'all next month for Lamb!!

    July 16, 2013

  • Karen P.

    Randall and I will not be able to attend the meeting tomorrow. Micheal F. from CASFS will be facilitating the meeting. Have a wonderful discussion.

    July 15, 2013

  • Tanya

    I'm putting in as a 'maybe' on this one.

    July 10, 2013

  • Akutra C.

    I'll try to be there.

    July 7, 2013

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