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MAUS Reflective Annotated Bibliography
Elmwood, Victoria A. "Happy, Happy Ever After": The Transformation of Trauma
between the Generations in Art Spiegelman's" Maus: A Survivor's Tale."
Biography (2004): 691-720.
The author of this article is interested in establishing the main facts which surrounded the
Holocaust. The definition of the Holocaust is of great significance to the writer as she tries to
explain the occurrences and how this was related to the happiness of Spiegelman’s family in the
historical injustices. Victoria tells that the major accomplishment of Spiegelman’s in writing the
Maus was not only comical but an expression of the real-life experiences of the father in the
surviving the incidences of the second world war. The book is mainly about a father and a son
who are not in good terms despite the death of the mother.
The article’s primary significance is that it provides the reader with a clear understanding
of the interaction and cooperation between Spiegelman and the father. This major impact is that
it creates tension between the son and the father as well as the need to get over the Holocaust’s
traumatic experiences. This is a great technique used by the author to expand the work and
understanding of other literature regarding the Holocaust which forms part of the history of the
The information from this article is reliable since it has been published under the
University of Hawaii digital archives after an assessment and review. The language which has
been used in the article is objective thus giving readers a chance to make reason with the author.
Victoria’s work has sharpened and broadened my understanding of MAUS. It has made me feel
that MAUS could have even been more exciting and nostalgic if it covered the aspects which
have been explained by the Victoria. The details concerning Spiegelman’s mother have been
presented in this article thus creating a broader understanding of the bibliography of the family.
Kohli, Puneet. "The Memory and Legacy of Trauma in Art Spiegelman's Maus."
Prandium: The Journal of Historical Studies at U of T Mississauga 1.1 (2012).
This article is about the representation of art in history using various techniques such as
literature, films, documentaries as well as exhibitions. Puneet discusses the aspect of creativity in
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