About Maus by Art Spiegelman

CPL is pleased to announce that Maus is the 2022 One Book, One Chicago selection.

A brutally moving work of art, widely hailed as the greatest graphic novel ever written, Maus recounts the chilling experiences of the author’s father during the Holocaust, with Jews drawn as wide-eyed mice and Nazis as menacing cats.  

Maus is a haunting tale within a tale, weaving the author’s account of his tortured relationship with his aging father into an astonishing retelling of one of history's most unspeakable tragedies. It is an unforgettable story of survival and a disarming look at the legacy of trauma. 

The definitive edition of the graphic novel acclaimed as “the most affecting and successful narrative ever done about the Holocaust” (Wall Street Journal) and “the first masterpiece in comic book history” (The New Yorker), Variety named it among their list of “Banned and Challenged Books Everyone Should Read.” In 1992, it became the first and so far only graphic novel to win a Pulitzer Prize (the Special Award in Letters). 

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