As Quiet As A Mouse || BookishInktober2020

#BookishInktober2020 prompt 6: RODENT

I’ve read a good number of books related to the Holocaust, and yet Maus by Art Spiegelman stands out. It stands out for its approach on the subject, it’s raw and honest delivery and its comical style, which is rare for a subject as serious as the Holocaust and WWII.

Maus is a graphic novel by American cartoonist Art Spiegelman, serialized from 1980 to 1991. It depicts Spiegelman interviewing his father about his experiences as a Polish Jew and Holocaust survivor. The work employs postmodernist techniques and represents Jews as mice, Germans as cats, and Poles as pigs. In 1992, it became the first (and is still the only) graphic novel to win a Pulitzer Prize.

Wikipedia

Part one of this book deals with the father’s experiences before and during the World War. Whereas part two shows us the story of the survivor’s son, who was born after the war and yet had to face scores of difficulties due to a troubled relationship with his father, and the suicide of his mother. I’m currently reading the second part.


— Suri

5 thoughts on “As Quiet As A Mouse || BookishInktober2020

  1. Beautiful sketch! I hadn’t heard of Maus before, but then I have read very books about the Holocaust. The portrayal of human beings as cats and other animals reminds me of Sugii’s ‘Night on the Galactic Railroad’. That’s a beautiful movie and so is the book it’s adapted from 🙂

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