The problem occurred with the New York Times Book Review as well, criss-crossing the Fiction and the Non-Fiction Best Seller Lists (69). Spiegelman responded with a letter to the editor:

'if you list were divided into literature and non-literature, I could gracefully accept the compliment as intended, but to the extent that 'fiction' indicates a work isn't factual, I feel a bit queasy. As an author, I believe I might have lopped several years off the thirteen I devoted to my two-volume project if I could have taken a novelist's license while searching for a novelist's structure' (Doherty 69).

The New York Times obliged and took Maus off the Fiction Best Seller List and moved it over to the Non-Fiction Best Seller List.

In his 1998 article, "The Holocaust as Vicarious Past: Art Spiegelman's Maus and the Afterimages of History," author James E. Young states that Maus embodies an "aesthetics...
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