Graphic Novel Group

The Library’s Graphic Novel Reading Group meets at 1 p.m. next Saturday, March 13, here at the Library.  This month, the group will discuss Art Spiegelman’s Maus, a Pulitzer Prize winner which the Wall Street Journal once called “The most affecting and successful narrative ever done about the Holocaust”.  You really, really should stop by.  But first, why not bone up so you sound extra intelligent when you do?

First, read overview of Spiegelman’s career

Then, read this scholarly look at the depiction of Jewish fathers and sons in Maus and Phillip Roth’s Patrimony

See if you can answer the questions on UC Santa Barbara’s page of Maus resources

You’ll need to get through this essay on authorial presence in Maus

Listen to NPR’s Spiegelman page during your commute

– Finally, you probably should book Art Spiegelman to speak in your living room, so he can tell you all about it

Let me know if you’d like to be added to the Graphic Novel group’s email list.

– Norm De Plume

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Published in: on March 5, 2010 at 1:24 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. Good book. Probably worthwhile for any boomer, actually.

  2. I Loved the book, Its one of my favorite books. The second book was every good too :)


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