While there have been thousands of books written about the Holocaust, and Nazi Germany, and the horrors of the concentration camps, few have been as powerful in the telling as Art Spiegelman’s Maus.
Originally a serialized comic strip, Spiegelman published Maus in book form in 1986, with volume 1, and in 1991 with volume two.
And despite its unusual format — it is nonfiction — It is the story of the Holocaust as told to Art Spiegelman by his father, a Polish Jew who survived the a concentration camps.
While it has been labeled history, biography, autobiography, and more, spiegelman himself doesn’t quite know how to categorize it.
I first met Art Spiegelman in 1991, upon publication of the second volume of the Maus story.
So here now, from 1991, Art Spiegelman.
Art Spiegelman celebrated his 74th birthday last month.
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