Maurice Sendak’s Allure

Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak in 1963. Credit Sam Falk/The New York Times.

“Reaching the kids is important, but secondary,” Sendak once said. “First, always, I have to reach and keep hold of the child in me…” With their flattened perspective, the book’s pages have the allure of the poster, brazen, sleek and sturdy [referring to “In the Night Kitchen,” 1970].

(Maria Russo, “In Praise of Maurice Sendak,” NYTimes, 2-14-19)

(c) 2019 JMN.

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day, and watch Netflix and Prime Video for entertainment. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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