05 June 2005

Wild Thing

Over at NPR there are two wonderful audio clips of a recent interview with Maurice Sendak.
His favorite subject? "Scaring children."

His most treasured possessions? Mickey Mouse memorabilia.

His best buddy? A boisterous German Shepherd named for Herman Melville.
But there are many insightful and wry moments in this conversation with one of the greatest authors around. Hear his thoughts on George Eliot and why "writing for children" doesn't mean thinking about what children would like.

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