• Biography & Autobiography

The Complete Maus

A Survivor's Tale
Author: Art Spiegelman
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 0679406417
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 295
View: 3405
A son struggles to come to terms with the horrific story of his parents and their experiences during the Holocaust and in postwar America, in an omnibus edition of Spiegelman's two-part, Pulitzer Prize-winning best-seller. 25,000 first printing.

    • Biography & Autobiography

MetaMAUS

A Look Inside a Modern Classic, MAUS
Author: Art Spiegelman
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 037542394X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 299
View: 9823
A New Yorker contributor and co-founder of RAW traces the creative process that went into his Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, revealing the inspirations for his work while providing on an accompanying DVD a reference copy of The Complete Maus and audio interviews with his father.

    • Comics & Graphic Novels

Breakdowns

Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@[squiggle][star]!
Author: Art Spiegelman
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 0375423958
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 72
View: 7192
The author reflects on the comics form and its influence on his life and art as he traces his evolution from comics-obsessed boy to a neurotic adult exploring the effects of his parents' memories of Auschwitz on his own son.

    • Children of Holocaust survivors

The Complete MAUS


Author: Art Spiegelman
Publisher: Viking
ISBN: 9780670921676
Category: Children of Holocaust survivors
Page: 296
View: 3166
Maus I: A Survivor's Tale and Maus II - the complete story of Vladek Spiegelman and his wife, living and surviving in Hitler's Europe. By addressing the horror of the Holocaust through cartoons, the author captures the everyday reality of fear and is able to explore the guilt, relief and extraordinary sensation of survival - and how the children of survivors are in their own way affected by the trials of their parents. A contemporary classic of immeasurable significance.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Persepolis 2

The Story of a Return
Author: Marjane Satrapi
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 0375714669
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 187
View: 606
The great-granddaughter of Iran's last emperor and the daughter of ardent Marxists continues her description of growing up in Tehran, a country plagued by political upheaval and vast contradictions between public and private life, in a memoir told in the form of a graphic novel. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

    • Comics & Graphic Novels

Understanding Comics


Author: Scott McCloud
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006097625X
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 224
View: 5683
Praised throughout the cartoon industry by such luminaries as Art Spiegelman, Matt Groening, and Will Eisner, this innovative comic book provides a detailed look at the history, meaning, and art of comics and cartooning.

    • Biography & Autobiography

King of the World

Muhammed Ali and the Rise of an American Hero
Author: David Remnick
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0804173621
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
View: 2685
The bestselling biography of Muhammad Ali--with an Introduction by Salman Rushdie On the night in 1964 that Muhammad Ali (then known as Cassius Clay) stepped into the ring with Sonny Liston, he was widely regarded as an irritating freak who danced and talked way too much. Six rounds later Ali was not only the new world heavyweight boxing champion: He was "a new kind of black man" who would shortly transform America's racial politics, its popular culture, and its notions of heroism. No one has captured Ali--and the era that he exhilarated and sometimes infuriated--with greater vibrancy, drama, and astuteness than David Remnick, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lenin's Tomb (and editor of The New Yorker). In charting Ali's rise from the gyms of Louisville, Kentucky, to his epochal fights against Liston and Floyd Patterson, Remnick creates a canvas of unparalleled richness. He gives us empathetic portraits of wisecracking sportswriters and bone-breaking mobsters; of the baleful Liston and the haunted Patterson; of an audacious Norman Mailer and an enigmatic Malcolm X. Most of all, King of the World does justice to the speed, grace, courage, humor, and ebullience of one of the greatest athletes and irresistibly dynamic personalities of our time.

    • Comics & Graphic Novels

Watchmen: The Annotated Edition


Author: Alan Moore,Leslie S. Klinger
Publisher: DC Comics
ISBN: 1401283152
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 424
View: 6484
DC Comics is proud to present an all-new retrospective edition of one of the greatest graphic novels ever in WATCHMEN: THE ANNOTATED EDITION. This book examines each of the series’ twelve issues in unprecedented detail, moving page by page and panel by panel to reveal the hidden foundations of this milestone in modern storytelling. Edited with notes by Leslie S. Klinger, this new edition draws upon critical and scholastic commentary, in-depth interviews with Dave Gibbons, and previously unseen original source material. Klinger provides the reader with a unique and comprehensive view of WATCHMEN as both a singular artistic achievement and a transformative event in the history of comics as a medium. Set in a world in which history has been forever altered by the existence of superheroes, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ monumental graphic novel WATCHMEN is one of the most influential comic book series of all time. Following two generations of masked crime-fighters from the end of World War II to the height of the Cold War, this compelling tale unfolds from a simple murder mystery into an epic saga of power, corruption and the ultimate meaning of humanity. More than 30 years after it was first published, Moore and Gibbons’ masterpiece continues to inspire and entertain readers around the world. Named one of Time magazine’s 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century, WATCHMEN has won countless critical accolades and honors, including the Eisner Award and the Hugo Award.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Jack and the Box


Author: Art Spiegelman
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0979923832
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 6644
Jack, a bunny, receives a Jack-in-the-box as a present and, as they play together, the toy performs antics and gives Jack some unexpected surprises.

    • History

Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant


Author: Ulysses Simpson Grant
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486131033
Category: History
Page: 544
View: 4085
Intelligent, deeply moving firsthand account of Civil War campaigns, considered by many the finest military memoirs ever written. Includes Grant's letters to his wife, photographs by Mathew Brady, maps, more.

    • Literary Collections

Trauma and Postmemory in Art Spiegelman's "The Complete Maus" and Helen Fremont's "After Long Silence"


Author: Kinga Gmiat
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 366818576X
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 123
View: 1665
The Holocaust represents an immense historical as well as a cultural trauma. The following thesis talks about the trauma symptoms and the behavior of Holocaust victims, including a broad selection of scholarly research on the Holocaust aftermath. Afterwards, features of postgeneration art will be presented in detail, as second generation literature and art mirrors the depression and horrid state of the mind of survivors. By analyzing Art Spiegelmann’s “The Complete Maus” and Helen Fremont's "After Long Silence" this thesis aims at portraying the degree of traumatization as well as the extent to which the second generation is affected by the traumatic experiences of the parents ́ lives. Contents: - Symptoms of psychological trauma and behavior, - Recovery and the Necessity of a Story, - Direct and Indirect Trauma, - The Concept of Postmemory: Familial Transmission of Trauma, - The Silence of the First Generation.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Checkpoints VCE Text Guides: The Complete Maus by Art Speigelman


Author: David Moore
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139945130
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: N.A
View: 7630
Cambridge Checkpoints VCE Text Guides are an invaluable digital resource for all students of senior English. This guide for Area of Study 1 will help you develop the confidence you need to write essays throughout the year, and to build your skills in reading and responding in readiness for the end of year exam. Cambridge Checkpoints VCE Text Guides for Area of Study 1 offer you: ; Detailed character analysis ; Discussion of themes, ideas and values ; A focus on the language features and conventions of your text ; Revision questions ; Sample topics ; Practice essays and essay writing tips ; Comprehensive reference lists

    • Drama

Twilght: Los Angeles, 1992


Author: Anna Deavere Smith
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 110191128X
Category: Drama
Page: 320
View: 2368
Anna Deavere Smith's stunning new work of "documentary theater" in which she uses verbatim the words of people who experienced the Los Angeles riots to expose and explore the devastating human impact of that event.

    • Comics & Graphic Novels

Watchmen (International Edition)


Author: Alan Moore
Publisher: DC
ISBN: 1401235689
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: N.A
View: 795
This Hugo Award-winning graphic novel chronicles the fall from grace of a group of super-heroes plagued by all-too-human failings. Along the way, the concept of the super-hero is dissected as the heroes are stalked by an unknown assassin. One of the most influential graphic novels of all time and a perennial bestseller, WATCHMEN has been studied on college campuses across the nation and is considered a gateway title, leading readers to other graphic novels such as V FOR VENDETTA, BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS and THE SANDMAN series.

    • Fiction

Prince Lestat


Author: Anne Rice
Publisher: Anchor Books
ISBN: 0345803655
Category: Fiction
Page: 608
View: 4197
THE VAMPIRE WORLD IS IN CRISIS . . . Old vampires, roused from deep slumber in the earth, are doing the bidding of a Voice commanding that they indiscriminately burn their kin in cities across the globe, from Paris to Mumbai, Hong Kong to San Francisco. Left with little time to spare, a host of familiar characters including Louis de Pointe du Lac, Armand, and even the vampire Lestat, must embark on a journey to discover who--or what--is driving this mysterious being.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Fun Home

A Family Tragicomic
Author: Alison Bechdel
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618871711
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 232
View: 2668
A memoir done in the form of a graphic novel by a cult favorite comic artist offers a darkly funny family portrait that details her relationship with her father--a funeral home director, high school English teacher, and closeted homosexual.

    • Comics & Graphic Novels

A Contract with God: And Other Tenement Stories


Author: Will Eisner
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393609685
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 224
View: 801
The revolutionary work of graphic storytelling that inspired a new art form. Will Eisner was present at the dawn of comics. In the 1940s, he pushed the boundaries of the medium with his acclaimed weekly comic strip The Spirit, and with the publication of A Contract with God in 1978, he created a new medium altogether: the graphic novel. It was unlike anything seen before, heralding an era when serious cartoonists were liberated from the limiting confines of the comic strip. Eisner’s work was a shining example of what comics could be: as inventive, moving, and complex as any literary art form. Eisner considered himself “a graphic witness reporting on life, death, heartbreak, and the never-ending struggle to prevail.” A Contract with God begins with a gripping tale that mirrors the artist’s real-life tragedy, the death of his daughter. Frimme Hersh, a devout Jew, questions his relationship with God after the loss of his own beloved child. Hersh’s crisis is intertwined with the lives of the other unforgettable denizens of Eisner’s iconic Dropsie Avenue, a fictionalized version of the quintessential New York City street where he came of age at the height of the Depression. This centennial edition showcases Eisner’s singular visual style in new high-resolution scans of his original art, complete with an introduction by Scott McCloud and an illuminating history of Eisner’s seminal work. Now readers can experience the legendary book that launched a unique art form and reaffirmed Will Eisner as one of the great pioneers of American graphic storytelling.

    • Fiction

Spy of the First Person


Author: Sam Shepard
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0525521577
Category: Fiction
Page: 96
View: 9698
The final work from the Pulitzer Prize–winning writer, actor, and musician, drawn from his transformative last days In searing, beautiful prose, Sam Shepard’s extraordinary narrative leaps off the page with its immediacy and power. It tells in a brilliant braid of voices the story of an unnamed narrator who traces, before our rapt eyes, his memories of work, adventure, and travel as he undergoes medical tests and treatments for a condition that is rendering him more and more dependent on the loved ones who are caring for him. The narrator’s memories and preoccupations often echo those of our current moment—for here are stories of immigration and community, inclusion and exclusion, suspicion and trust. But at the book’s core, and his, is family—his relationships with those he loved, and with the natural world around him. Vivid, haunting, and deeply moving, Spy of the First Person takes us from the sculpted gardens of a renowned clinic in Arizona to the blue waters surrounding Alcatraz, from a New Mexico border town to a condemned building on New York City’s Avenue C. It is an unflinching expression of the vulnerabilities that make us human—and an unbound celebration of family and life.

The Complete Maus


Author: Timothy Nolan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781922243140
Category:
Page: 74
View: 4712
Insight Text Guides are written by highly qualified specialists in the relevant area of literature or film. All writers are experienced teachers at secondary or tertiary level, and present clear, comprehensive and accessible analyses for students. This guide to Art Spiegelmana s graphic novel covers the texta s context and background, genre, narrative structure, language (especially visual language), characters and themes.