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  • Published: 15 November 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241509050
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 296
  • RRP: $49.99
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Maus Now




A richly illustrated book in which leading cultural critics, authors, and academics reflect on the radical achievement and innovation of Art Spiegelman's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece Maus

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Art Spiegelman is one of our most influential contemporary artists, and it is hard to overstate his effect on postwar American culture and the world of comics. Maus has shaped the fields of literature, history, and art, and enlivened our collective sense of what these practices can accomplish. Collecting responses to the work that confirm its unique and terrain-shifting status, Maus Now sees writers such as Philip Pullman, Adam Gopnik, Ruth Franklin, and others approaching the complexity of Maus from a wide range of viewpoints and traditions. Organized into three loosely chronological sections ("Contexts", "Problems of Representation" and "Legacy"), the book offers translations of important French, Hebrew, and German essays on Maus for the first time.

Maus is revelatory, and generative, in profound and long-lasting ways. With this collection, American literary scholar (and expert on comics and graphic narratives) Hillary Chute assembles the best work around the globe exploring this classic graphic biography.

  • Published: 15 November 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241509050
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 296
  • RRP: $49.99
Categories:

About the authors

Art Spiegelman

Art Spiegelman is a contributing editor and artist for the New Yorker, and co-founder/editor of Raw, the acclaimed magazine of avant-garde comics and graphics. His drawings and prints have been exhibited in museums and galleries here and abroad. Honours he has received for Maus include the Pulitzer Prize, a Guggenheim fellowship, and nominations for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He lives in New York City.

Praise for Maus Now

Chute has been leading the charge with some of the most sophisticated comics criticism to date

TLS

The most affecting and successful narrative ever done about the Holocaust

Wall Street Journal on MAUS

The first masterpiece in comic book history

New Yorker on MAUS

Wonderful . . . Chute's often lovely, sensitive discussions of individual expression in independent comics seem so right and true

New York Times Book Review on Why Comics?

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