Have they read it?

Well, this is just... unfortunate. In an effort to purge Russia of swastikas in observance of Victory Day, the holiday commemorating the Soviet Union's defeat of Nazi Germany, Moscow bookstores have removed all copies of Maus, Art Spiegelman's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1980 graphic novel about the Holocaust. There's actually a similar rule in Germany, but an exception is made for works of "serious scholarly import", and Maus definitely qualifies. Spiegelman has expressed himself with admirable restraint on the issue, describing it as "rather well-intentioned stupidity on many levels."
Posted by: Julianka


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