Maurice Sendak: A Fable-Maker for Our Times
11 May 2012 // 3:00 AM
The 20th century did its best to dismantle innocence and inflict ideologically based suffering on children so as to darken human psychology for generations to come. Sendak dealt in honesty to make sense of bleak legacies.
Maurice Sendak and the Middle School Wild Things
10 May 2012 // 12:00 AM
This kid in my class was only 11, but there was a sort of world-weariness about him. Life was tough. Where the Wild Things Are reminded him of his former innocence, even as it spoke to his inner fierceness.