Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Great Regulars: Many people accused [Maurice] Sendak

of wanting to frighten children when the book first appeared--probably because it disrupted the central untruth foisted on children, the notion that they lead untroubled lives in the best of all possible worlds.

Sendak's own life told him otherwise and he was blowed if he was going to go along with this.

from Michael Rosen: Socialist Worker: Taking a walk on the wild side: Michael Rosen on Maurice Sendak


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