“Maus” by Art Spiegelman was first published as a serial between 1980 and 1991. It was finally published as a complete graphic novel. It was the first graphic novel to have won a Pulitzer Prize in 1992.
The novel presents the author interviewing his father, a Holocaust survivor, about his experiences as a Polish Jew during that period. The author has very skillfully employed certain postmodern techniques. Jews are presented as mice and German and Poles are presented as cats and pigs.
Literature Companion: Maus
Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: Plot Overview
Chapter Three: Major Characters
Chapter Four: Complete Summary
Chapter Five: Critical Analysis