Maus by Art Spiegelman

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Maus: A Survivor's Tale is an autobiography by Art Spiegelman, told using the comics form. Parts of the story were originally published in the magazine RAW between 1980 to 1991. The complete story was published in two volumes: the first in 1986 ("My Father Bleeds History") and the second in 1991 ("And Here My Troubles Began"). The graphic novel as a whole took thirteen years to complete. It recounts the struggle of Spiegelman's father to survive the Holocaust as a Polish Jew and draws largely on his recollections of his experiences. All people are presented as anthropomorphic animals. (For example, all Jews are depicted as mice; hence the title Maus, which is German for "mouse".)

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The 519th greatest nonfiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 7th on The New Classics - 100 Best Reads from 1983 to 2008 (Entertainment Weekly)
  2. - 33rd on Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 Novels (Entertainment Weekly)
  3. - The 50 Books Everyone Needs to Read, 1963-2013 (Flavor Wire)
  4. - Best Books Ever (
  5. - The 75 Best Books of the Past 75 Years (Parade Magazine)

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