Art Spiegelman

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Art Spiegelmans Maus er viden anerkjent som et av historiens fremste stykker kunst og litteratur med holocaust som tema. Den tegnede romanen er elsket av leserne, hyllet av kritikerne og studeres på skoler og universiteter over hele verden. Men hva var det egentlig som fikk Spiegelman til å fortelle sin fars historie? Hvorfor valgte han å tegne jødene som mus og nazistene som katter? Hvordan klarte en tegneserieroman å fange terroren og brutaliteten i 1900-tallets verste grusomheter? I anledning 25-årsjubileet for den første utgivelsen av romanen, går Spiegelman dypt ned i Maus-materien. Metamaus er den perfekte ledsageren til den klassiske teksten, med skisser som aldri før har vært publisert, tidlige og alternative utkast, fotografier, dagboknotater og de transkriberte intervjuene med faren Vladek – samt et langt intervju med Art selv, hvor han diskuterer bokas ekstraordinære historie og opphav. Det medfølger dessuten en DVD med ekstra bilder, video og kommentarer. Dette er den engelskspråklige originalutgaven av boka.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2011 Litteraturtype Faglitteratur
Forfatter Art Spiegelman Forlag
Schibsted Internasjonale Bøker AS
ISBN 9780670916832 Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Tegneserier, Graphic novels


“Mr. Spiegelman’s new book, MetaMaus, functions as a kind of artist’s scrapbook, chapbook, photo album and storage trunk. Packed with more extras than a new Transformers DVD, it’s a look back at Maus and its complicated composition and reception … Mr. Spiegelman is a witty and testy raconteur, and Ms. Chute knows a good deal about comics and she pulls good things from him … Spiegelman is charismatic, and the photographs of him sprinkled throughout are pretty delightful.” – New York Times “Why the Holocaust? Why mice? Why comics? Spiegelman answers intelligently, articulately, and with a high degree of psychological and aesthetic penetration.” – Booklist, starred review “As a floor plan for endless exploration, it is the Haus That Maus Built … Pick any page and gaze. The windows into these stories about the story are to be found at every turn, filling the space with insightful light.” – Washington Post’s Comic Riffs “Art Spiegelman has done more than any other writer of the last few decades to change our understanding of the way stories about the Holocaust can be written … MetaMaus is a profound meditation on the meaning of sources and the uses we make of them.” – The New Republic “A fascinating meditation on art, writing, and one of the darkest periods in human history.” – The Atlantic “Striking … a treasure trove of material.” – Shelf Awareness “Fascinating and often provocative … the accompanying DVD will satisfy the insatiable appetite.” – Kirkus “Sure to breed excitement.” –Library Journal “Spiegelman is well-spoken and insightful, and is one of those rare creators who can talk coherently about his own work and process … MetaMaus is thoroughly illustrated with excerpts from Spiegelman's sketchbook, from the original source materials he used when creating his book, and news clippings and other ephemera from the books' storied history … Gripping and smart.” – Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing “Each page is more beautiful than the next … you’ll find yourself as engrossed in it as you were in Maus.” – Jewish Book Council Blog “MetaMaus is an intriguing look into the guts of a massive artistic-historical project. With its visual, textual and historical components, the book untangles the tight narrative and visual knots into which the medium, the message and the process of Maus are tied. With grist to millers of either Maus, Spiegelman or both, it is a must-have item.” –Forward “Like a director's commentary track, the new MetaMaus provides a kind of behind-the-scenes “Inside Maus” that rewards us with insights this reviewer, for one, was too blown away to perceive the first time around … It is nothing less than a treatise on the rhythm and grammar of comics storytelling. The visual vocabulary he utilizes turns out to be more ingenious than you (or I, at least) ever suspected.” – Barnes and Noble review “MetaMaus will leave even the most ardent admirers of Maus newly in awe of its author's creative courage, ingenuity and stamina.” – San Francisco Chronicle “When I heard that Pantheon was putting out a commemorative book, I kept forgetting what it was called: was it MegaMaus or MetaMaus? The book, MetaMaus, published this month, is actually both: mega meta … If Maus has been a touchstone for you over the last decades, you have a new way to understand this moving and revolutionary book.” – Studio 360 “Staff Pick” “If you love Maus, this is the book for you; it’s practically a must-have.” – Comic Book Bin “What do you get for the classic graphic novel that has everything? MetaMaus is the answer … It’s an amazing package, one certainly worthy of awards consideration.” – Comics Waiting Room