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    RIP Maurice Sendak

    I did a search and didn't see a post about this anywhere, but I have a feeling that there are many on here who have a strong connection to this man from their childhood. Rest in peace, Mr. Sendak.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/09/bo...pagewanted=all

    I love this bit from the Times article...

    As portrayed by Mr. Sendak, the wild things are deliciously grotesque: huge, snaggletoothed, exquisitely hirsute and glowering maniacally. He always maintained he was drawing his relatives — who, in his memory at least, had hovered like a pack of middle-aged gargoyles above the childhood sickbed to which he was often confined.


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    Re: RIP Maurice Sendak

    Quote Originally Posted by shagcarpetjesus View Post
    I did a search and didn't see a post about this anywhere, but I have a feeling that there are many on here who have a strong connection to this man from their childhood. Rest in peace, Mr. Sendak.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/09/bo...pagewanted=all
    =(

    Freshman year I lived in Bergman House, Larch. Monsters from "Where The Wild Things Are" were painted on our dorm. I haven't been back there since, no idea if those are still even there.



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    Re: RIP Maurice Sendak

    Guy was bat-ish insane, but a talented writer

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXiUFzDcMcI"]The Colbert Report: 01/25/12 Recap - YouTube[/ame]



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    Re: RIP Maurice Sendak

    Freaking love that book... favorite childhood memory


    "Be passionate and bold. Always keep learning. You stop doing useful things if you don't learn. So the last part to me is the key, especially if you have had some initial success. It becomes even more critical that you have the learning 'bit' always switched on."

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    Re: RIP Maurice Sendak

    Here's a really good, powerful interview with Mr. Sendak from last September...

    This Pig Wants To Party: Maurice Sendak's Latest : NPR



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