Sunday, May 13, 2012

Maurice sendak

  • Maurice Sendak inspired a generation of authors with his picture books, serious enough to reinvent the medium but inviting enough to be favorites for millions of children.
  • (Public Radio International PRI)
  • The 20th century did its best to dismantle innocence and inflict ideologically based suffering on children so as to darken human psychology for generations to come. Sendak dealt in honesty to make sense of bleak legacies. Maurice Sendak (1928-2012).
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  • Though Maurice Sendak is best known for creating a childs fantasyland replete with wild forests and frightening monsters, the author and illustrator was also tuned in to the hardships real-life kids face.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Kate Shamon Rushfords 11-year-old Matthew is an avid reader in Wellesley, Mass., and has loved Wild Things since he was 3. Now, hes old enough to reflect himself on the passing of one of his favorite book creators.
  • (The Christian Science Monitor)
  • Maurice Sendak, the great children's author and illustrator, died on Tuesday, May 7. I was asked to write an appreciation of his work for The Post's Style section and did so. You might enjoy taking a look at it.
  • (Washington Post)
  • WYTHE COUNTY, Va., May 9, 2012 — Maurice Sendak, the author of the best-selling childrens book "Where the Wild Things Are," has died at age 83.
  • (Washington Times)
  • Maurice Sendak, who died on Tuesday, was one of the few – and rare – writers who truly wrote for children.
  • (The Guardian)
  • I've had three different revelations about Maurice Sendak in my lifetime. The first was around first or second grade.
  • (Indiana Daily Student)
  • Playwright Tony Kushner reflects on the life of his friend Maurice Sendak, the writer and illustrator best known for his children's book, Where the Wild Things Are. Sendak died on Tuesday at the age of 83.
  • (Democracy Now)
  • It was a Christmas present from my girlfriend, and when I unwrapped it, I was a little nonplussed. Why would a grown woman give a grown man a copy of a children's book, I wondered (to myself—I'm not crazy).
  • (Daily Beast)

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