Reassessing the Classics: MAUS

When most people think "comic book”, words that come to mind are not “literature” or “classic.” I used to be like that. The common image of the nerd with his stack of Superman comics was all I really knew about, until I stumbled upon a list in one of my favorite magazines that offered 'The Most Influential Books of the Past 25 Years.' I have always loved both literature and art, so I guess it was just a matter of time until I found the natural combination of the two. And Maus, the two-part comic book by Art Spiegelman, made me fall in love with the graphic novel.