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In this episode we examine ‘Maus’, the recently banned Pulitzer Prize winning graphic novel by Art Spiegelman. It tells the story of a son trying to reconnect with his father while the shadow of the Holocaust looms heavily in the background. By not hammering the inherent emotion of source material, ‘Maus’ inavedertantly becomes the most heart rending depiction of the Holocaust we’ve seen. Join us as we explore Speigelman’s masterpiece, and try to understand the reasons for it baffling ban.
4:05 Why it got banned
5:30 The style of the novel
8:00 What the story is ACTUALLY about
10:10 The many layers of Maus
12:50 The relationship between Vladek and Art
15:20 Art Spiegelman’s Experience writing Maus
18:00 People’s misinterpretation of Maus
20:05 Why Maus should be part of school curriculum
21:30 The importance of reading banned books
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