Maus: A Survivor's Tale
by Art Spiegelman
Maus: A Survivor's Tale Art and Culture Quotes
How we cite our quotes: (Part.Chapter.Page Number). Page numbers refer to The Complete Maus.
“A new tape recorder…Writing things down is just too hard.” (I.4.75)
Art’s use of a tape recorder (and inclusion of photographs) brings up the question of whether there are more accurate ways to represent the reality of the Holocaust. How can a comic compete with a tape recorder or a camera?
“One reason I became an artist was that he thought it was impractical – just a waste of time…it was an area where I wouldn’t have to compete with him.” (I.5.99)
Ironically, it is his father’s story that inspires one of his most successful and critically acclaimed books.