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Maurice Sendak has passed
Posted by tazber 2012-05-08 08:42:38




R.I.P.

Maurice Sendak has passed
Posted by themysteriousgrowl 2012-05-08 08:56:22




Maurice Sendak has passed
Posted by artscallion 2012-05-08 09:11:53


Loved this guy. Here's a great interview he did on The Colbert Report. http://tinyurl.com/6vu8f3n

Maurice Sendak has passed
Posted by Mister Matt 2012-05-08 09:50:35


So sad. He was wonderful on the Colbert Report and I loved all his books.

Maurice Sendak has passed
Posted by AEA AGMA SM 2012-05-08 10:25:57


Not to mention his work as a set and costume designer. His production of The Magic Flute for Houston Grand Opera (and that was subsequently remounted by many other companies) was quite lovely, as was the production of The Nutcracker that he did for (I think) Pacific Northwest Ballet

Maurice Sendak has passed
Posted by Marianne2 2012-05-08 10:32:39


I loved his books. Little Bear was a big thing in my house. I also liked Where the Wild Things Are and In the Night Kitchen.

Maurice Sendak has passed
Posted by best12bars 2012-05-08 10:40:57


I saw The Nutcracker several times in Seattle with his sets and costume designs. I'll never for get it ... or him.

RIP

Part of my childhood just died.

Maurice Sendak has passed
Posted by blueroses 2012-05-08 10:56:44


I loved Maurice Sendak books as a little girl, and passed on that love to my niece and nephew. His books were fun, exciting and beautiful to look at. Sendak was a great artist and (I think) an even better storyteller, who never talked down to kids.

Carole King's music set to Sendak's work was a genius collaboration. Anyone else remember the Really Rosie television special from the seventies? Pierre, Alligators All Around, Chicken Soup With Rice, One Was Johnny...still have them memorized!

Maurice Sendak has passed
Posted by wexy 2012-05-08 10:59:47


"Chicken Soup With Rice" was my favorite, RIP.

Maurice Sendak has passed
Posted by Roscoe 2012-05-08 12:05:47


Very sad news. Try to find that remarkable NUTCRACKER -- there's a good film of the production with his designs.

RIP. He'll live forever, of course.

Maurice Sendak has passed
Posted by beautywickedlover 2012-05-08 12:13:32


Very sad news! He was a wonderful author and illustrator. 'Where the Wild Things Are' and 'Little Bear' were some of my favorite books when I was a child.

ETA:

"Chicken Soup With Rice" was my favorite, RIP."

I loved that book as well.

Maurice Sendak has passed
Posted by Gothampc 2012-05-08 13:06:34


A great artist/storyteller.

I wish Really Rosie would be put on dvd.

Maurice Sendak has passed
Posted by Roscoe 2012-05-08 13:27:17


I have no idea if this is true, but I saw it posted and thought it wonderful:

“Once a little boy sent me a charming card with a little drawing on it. I loved it. I answer all my children’s letters — sometimes very hastily — but this one I lingered over. I sent him a card and I drew a picture of a Wild Thing on it. I wrote, “Dear Jim: I loved your card.” Then I got a letter back from his mother and she said, “Jim loved your card so much he ate it.” That to me was one of the highest compliments I’ve ever received. He didn’t care that it was an original Maurice Sendak drawing or anything. He saw it, he loved it, he ate it.”
? Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak has passed
Posted by SNAFU 2012-05-08 14:14:06


I like the fact that he was known to be cantankerous!

Maurice Sendak has passed
Posted by Roscoe 2012-05-08 16:39:00


A link to follow, in which Sendak memorably defines childhood:

Maurice Sendak has passed
Posted by AC126748 2012-05-08 17:00:13


I like the fact that he was known to be cantankerous!

He seemed to have a good reason for it, too. He said that he didn't like book signing as he got older because he thought his appearance would frighten children (the same way he was frightened by adults when he was a boy). As he said a while back, he based the monsters in WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE on how he perceived his aunts and uncles when he was growing up.

Maurice Sendak has passed
Posted by EricMontreal22 2012-05-08 19:12:44


RIP. I loved this New Yorker profile from a few years back http://www.newyorker.com/archive/2006/04/17/060417fa_fact_zarin

Maurice Sendak has passed
Posted by StockardFan 2012-05-08 22:16:22


This makes me so sad. : (

Maurice Sendak has passed
Posted by NYadgal 2012-05-08 22:22:35


He wrote some of my favorites. RIP and thank you, Mr. Sendak





Maurice Sendak has passed
Posted by NYadgal 2012-05-08 22:25:39






Maurice Sendak has passed
Posted by blueroses 2012-05-09 10:38:25


The moral of Pierre...care. <3

Maurice Sendak has passed
Posted by PalJoey 2012-05-09 11:28:28


A bitterwseet tribute to Sendak from the grandson of Oral Roberts in today's Washington Post.