Friday, May 11, 2012

Maurice Sendak

The world lost a literary giant this past week when Maurice Sendak passed away at age 83.  Many of the headlines read “Children’s Book Author Sendak Dies,” but Sendak was an author for everyone.  

 My own favorite among his works is Outside Over There, which in turn inspired Jim Henson to create the movie Labyrinth, but I have to say that the closing lines of Wild Things linger, where Max comes home to his supper and “it was still hot” are among the most satisfying in literature.
Bumble-Ardy is his last published book.

I recommend this link to the Fresh Air tribute which included excerpts from a number of interviews with Mr. Sendak.

Which are your favorite Sendak books?

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