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Maus: A Survivor's Tale Trivia

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Spiegelman also wrote a graphic novel about the events of 9/11, entitled In the Shadow of No Towers.

Spiegelman was furious at Steven Spielberg’s An American Tail. He claims that Spielberg stole his mouse metaphor, and described the film as “a more blatant, pandering-to-the-mob version” of his Maus (source)

Spiegelman acknowledges his debt to the great Czech writer Franz Kafka, also Jewish, who wrote a story called “Josephine the Singer, or the Mouse Folk” (source).

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