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Maus (1986, 1991): Library Resources

A list of resources available through Truxal Library for researching Art Spiegelman's Maus.

Library Databases

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Reference Materials

Search the Library Catalog for the following reference titles that contain material about Maus. These titles may be available in other college or public libraries.

  • Contemporary Jewish-American Novelists: A Bio-critical Sourcebook
  • Contemporary Literary Criticism - Contains passages from literary criticism originally published in books and journals
    • [vols 76, 178] - look for Maus in the Cumulative Title Index, a separate paperback index that accompanies this multi-volume work
    • [vol 86] - locate the topical essay "Graphic Narratives"
    • [vol 177] - locate the topical essay "Graphic Novels"
  • Daily Life During the Holocaust
  • Encyclopedia of the Holocaust
  • Historical Atlas of the Holocaust
  • The Holocaust
  • The Holocaust Encyclopedia
  • Literature of the Holocaust
  • Novels for Students [vol 35]
  • Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism - Contains passages from literary criticism originally published in books and journals
    • [vol 66] - locate the topical essay "Comic Books"

Books & Audio/Visual Materials

    Conduct a "Subject Browse" search using the Library Catalog for either:

    • Spiegelman, Art
    • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)

    You'll find library materials that provide biographical information about the Holocaust and Art Spiegelman, as well criticism and interpretation of his work.

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