Level 7, 17 Points
Part 1 of the DVD-ROM contains a digital reference copy of both volumes of Maus, hyperlinked to an archive of sketches and page drafts, audio clips of Vladek (Spiegelman's survivor father) about his life as a Polish Jew during World War II, as well as documentary source material, video clips, and audio commentary by the cartoonist; pt. 2 contains a collection of supplementary documents, sources, and commentary.
Visually and emotionally rich, MetaMaus is as groundbreaking as the masterpiece whose creation it reveals. In the pages of MetaMaus, Art Spiegelman re-enters the Pulitzer prize-winning Maus, the modern classic that has altered how we see literature, comics, and the Holocaust ever since it was first published twenty-five years ago. He probes the questions that Maus most often evokes -- Why the Holocaust? Why mice? Why comics? -- and gives us a new and essential work about the creative process. MetaMaus includes a bonus DVD-R that provides a digitized reference copy of The Complete Maus linked to a deep archive of audio interviews with his survivor father, historical documents, and a wealth of Spiegelman's private notebooks and sketches. Compelling and intimate, MetaMaus is poised to become a classic in its own right. - Publisher.
System requirements for DVD-ROM: Windows XP or later (XP/Vista/Windows 7) ; Intel or PowerPC Macintosh (Mac OS X 10.4 or later) ; Quicktime ; screen resolution 1024x768 or greater.