Picks and Pans Review: Art Spiegelman

updated 12/30/1991 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/30/1991 AT 01:00 AM EST

Maus: A Survivor's Tale, II: And Here My Troubles Began
A cartoonist's cathartic quest to understand the Holocaust continues as he records the ordeals of his parents from the death camps to liberation and beyond. Often painfully funny, the book shows that the very strengths that got the father through Auschwitz imprison him later and make him a maddening yet unforgettable character. (Pantheon)

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