Maurice Sendak, Author of Splendid Nightmares, Dies at 83

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  1. Jacie Estes

    Jacie Estes Medical Marijuana Advocate

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    I love Where the Wild Things Are, this man brought a lot of joy to many kids and adults.


    Maurice Sendak, widely considered the most important children’s book artist of the 20th century, who wrenched the picture book out of the safe, sanitized world of the nursery and plunged it into the dark, terrifying and hauntingly beautiful recesses of the human psyche, died on Tuesday in Danbury, Conn. He was 83 and lived in Ridgefield, Conn.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/09/books/maurice-sendak-childrens-author-dies-at-83.html
     
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    ...Not yet 4, Sendak was traumatized when he heard on the radio that Charles Lindbergh’s baby son was kidnapped, he said.

    If a famous figure’s child couldn’t be kept safe, “I had no chance. I was only a poor kid,” Sendak said. “It doesn’t make much sense to say it, but that’s the equation.”

    “My life hung on that baby being recovered,” he told Bill Moyers on a 2004 PBS broadcast, saying “something really fundamental died in me” with the Lindbergh baby’s death.

    Sendak said his dreams -- and nightmares -- of an evil world were born in his unhappy childhood, their dark shadows emerging later in his books and illustrations.

    Some parents and children “don’t want to see those shadows,” he said, “I’m telling what it was like for me, and I know it was not unique.”


    http://www.washingtonpost.com/busin...ldrens-books/2012/05/08/gIQAGYKeAU_story.html
     
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    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    “Please don't go. We'll eat you up. We love you so.”


    RIP and thank you for the joy you gave my children.
     
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    badhorsie Mouth operational, brain elsewhere...

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    And ditto from me and my girls. In the Night Kitchen was our favourite
     
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    CocoChanel Registered Texan

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    My son and daughter loved that one too. Mr. Sendak was indeed a genius who touched lives far beyond what he could have imagined. I am grateful for his life and his work. May his contributions live on.
     
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    I always loved best his illustrations for the Little Bear stories. Great favorites of mine and all my kids.

    Peace to Mr Sendak and his family :rose:
     
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    This is the best interview, ever!
     
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    I remember that book as a kid.

    RIP
    Maurice Bernard Sendak
     
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    -- Where The Wild Things Are
     
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    the rest at Maurice Sendak: an appreciation, by Shirley Hughes (Guardian)
     
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    [ame="http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/406796/january-24-2012/grim-colberty-tales-with-maurice-sendak-pt--1"]Grim Colberty Tales with Maurice Sendak Pt. 1 - The Colbert Report - 2012-24-01 - Video Clip | Comedy Central[/ame]
    This interview was done in January with Mr. Sendak. Very funny!
     
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    [ame="http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/406902/january-25-2012/grim-colberty-tales-with-maurice-sendak-pt--2"]Grim Colberty Tales with Maurice Sendak Pt. 2 - The Colbert Report - 2012-25-01 - Video Clip | Comedy Central[/ame]

    Part 2
     

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