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Smith, Philip: "Drawing Vladek, staging Shylock. Art Spiegelman’s Maus in American Holocaust discourse." In: Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics (2018), S. 1–13. 
Resource type: Journal Article
Languages: englisch
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.1080/21504857.2018.1446452
BibTeX citation key: Smith2018
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Maus", Holocaust, Intertextualität, Judentum, Literatur, Shakespeare. William, Spiegelman. Art, Theater, USA
Creators: Smith
Collection: Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics
This essay explores the parallels between the character of Vladek in Art Spiegelman’s Maus and certain stage incarnations of Shylock from Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice. Spiegelman’s Maus, I contend, invokes Shakespeare’s famous Jewish moneylender to challenge dominant American Holocaust memory. Invoking the theatrical tradition of representing Shylock as a credibly complex character, Maus specifically generates a counter-discourse to the paradigmatic representation of the Holocaust survivor as the flat character of hero-saint.
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