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Maurice Sendak

May 9, 2012 · No Comments

Maurice Sendak died Saturday.  (Links to tributes here from NCPR).  We don’t have many titles by Sendak, although we do have this overview of his career as an artist.  The wonderful Canton Free Library has, of course, his major works and it would be worth a walk to spend a little late spring time with Maurice Sendak.  There is magic in “We’ll eat you up we love you so! And Max said ‘NO!'”  The magic of monsters and the magic of simplicity I suppose–how each line in Where the Wild Things Are slips off the previous like rain, like wooden blocks tumbling.  Max is everybody either in remembering oneself or remembering one’s secret wishes.  Yup, worth a walk to the Canton Free Library…

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