Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Great Regulars: Maurice Sendak's closest friends gathered

in his hospital room--playwright Tony Kushner, authors Brian Selznick and Gregory Maguire. Kushner brought jellybeans, while Maguire placed a picture of Lewis Carroll on the table beside Sendak's bed.

"The one thing he wasn't uncertain about was his significance," Maguire said Tuesday, hours after Sendak died at age 83. A scowling monument of 20th century children's literature, Sendak had suffered a stroke late last week and spent his remaining days hospitalized in Danbury, Conn.

from Hillel Italie: Associated Press: Recalling Sendak's 'dark and clear-eyed view'


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