May 8, 2012

Maurice Sendak, rest in peace

"But Max stepped into his private boat and waved goodbye."

Maurice Sendak, author of Where the Wild Things Are, In the Night Kitchen, Chicken Soup with Rice, and other classic children's books, died today of complications from a recent stroke at the age of 83. May he rest in peace.

NY Times obit.
Sendak talks to Terry Gross about life, death, and children's literature.
Sendak talks to Terry Gross about being old.
Sendak in "Tell Them Anything You Want," a documentary on his life.
Younger Sendak in pictures, at work. 
Sendak on how best to read
Sendak's mural in New York.
Sendak exhibited at the Jewish Museum. 
Sendak as cranky old man.
Sendak memorializing Eugene D. Glynn, his partner of 50 years.
Sendak with Stephen Colbert.
Sendak at 80, thinking about his legacy and coming out as gay.