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RAW (The Graphix Magazine, Issues 1-8) [containing MAUS a Survivor's TALE by Art Spiegelman)
New York: Raw Books, 1980-1986. 8 volumes. First edition and printing of the avant-garde graphics magazine, which also contain as inserts the first editions/printings of parts one through seven of Speigelman's graphic novel MAUS, thus the complete later-issued book MAUS with part one of the book MAUS II. Post-modern illustrations to every page in "comic book" style by various contributors. Black and white, and with colour illustrations to the wrappers. The MAUS illustrations are by Spiegelman Folio (14.25" x 10.5"), stitch bound in the original and vivid colour illustrated wrappers, the issues of MAUS being folio (7" x 5.25") in colour wrappers stitch bound and tipped in to RAW. One issue of RAW with the wrapper tear as an elemental part of the design, as issued and as designed. The volumes now housed in a very handsome and fine blue cloth-covered clamshell box with MAUS and RAW deeply embossed on the upper cover and MAUS embossed on the spine. A very fine set in excellent state of preservation. RARE. THE FIRST PRINTINGS OF THE FIRST 8 ISSUES OF RAW, A GROUNDBREAKING WORK IN THE TRANSFORMATION OF COMIC BOOKS INTO "GRAPHIC NOVELS" INTENDED FOR ADULTS, AND CONTAINING MAUS, THE FIRST GRAPHIC NOVEL TO WIN THE PULITZER PRIZE. MAUS is a postmodern tale of the Holocaust. It depicts Spiegelman interviewing his father about his experiences as a Polish Jew and Holocaust survivor. The work employs postmodernist techniques and represents Jews as mice, Germans as cats, and Poles as pigs. Critics have classified MAUS as memoir, biography, history, fiction, autobiography, or a mix of genres. MAUS came to mainstream attention in 1986 when Pantheon published a collected volume of the first six chapters, all of which are contained here in their first and original appearance in print. This collection also contains the first installment of what would later be published in book form as MAUS II. RAW was a comics anthology edited by Art Spiegelman and Fran├žoise Mouly and published by Mouly from 1980 to 1991. It was a flagship publication of the 1980s alternative comics movement, serving as a more intellectual counterpoint to Robert Crumb's visceral Weirdo.
      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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