Excerpt: Art Spiegelman’s ‘MetaMaus: A Look Inside a Modern Classic, Maus


In the pages of MetaMaus, Art Spiegelman re-enters the Pulitzer prize–winning Maus, the modern classic that has altered how we see literature, comics, and the Holocaust ever since it was first published twenty-five years ago.

He probes the questions that Maus most often evokes—Why the Holocaust? Why mice? Why comics?—and gives us a new and essential work about the creative process.

MetaMaus includes a bonus DVD that provides a digitized reference copy of The Complete Maus linked to a deep archive of audio interviews with his survivor father, historical documents, and a wealth of Spiegelman’s private notebooks and sketches.

MetaMaus will go on sale October 4, 2011. In the meantime, please enjoy this excerpt:

MetaMaus (Excerpt): Parshas Truma