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...es he went through writing this novel, providing an introspective aspect that is similar to his early work such as that that is referenced in Maus I, Prisoners on the Hell Planet. This novel is as much a story about the Holocaust as it is about a relationship between a father and son who have difficulty relating due to a tremendous difference in experiences, as well as the pain of terrifying memories that can be passed on through story telling. Maus demonstrates the power of “postmemory”, the idea that memories can be passed on from one generation to the other. These two pages illustrate how Art Spiegelman had to cope with these memories, as well as the other pressures of his life as he wrote this novel. Within these two pages, Spiegelman creates a complex description of the psychology of Art as the writer and in the process greatly expands the focus of the novel.
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