R.I.P. Maurice Sendak
AmoXcalli is grieving the loss of a Titan of children’s literature, author and illustrator, Maurice Sendak who died today. We’re not the only ones. The internet is awash with obits, tributes, memories, etc. I don’t think there is a life that he didn’t touch in some way with his writing, his humor, his art, or his genius.
Rest in peace Mr. Sendak.
People wanting to comment, can sign his guestbook here at Legacy
It is the custom here at AmoXcalli, to do a roundup of links when one of our beloved authors passes. Keep coming back to see the list as it grows or leave one of your own in the comments section. We’ll post as many as we can as a virtual altar, each link a flower in a vase or as we stay in Spanish, un descanso.
Links are in no particular order.
Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast
The New York Times
Rolling Stone’s 1976 Cover Story
Maurice Sendak’s last interview with Stephen Colbert
The Atlantic Wire
60 Minutes Overtime
Geek Dad at Wired
EW’s Shelf Life
ABC News Blog
Interview with Mr. Sedak on PBS
Vanity Fair article on Bumble-ardy
NY Daily News
Maurice Sendak’s Facebook page
Ain’t It Cool News
Lines and Colors
The Maddow Blog
Sendak Documentary produced by Adam Yauch
Art Spiegelman visits Maurice Sendak
The Guardian Books Blog
Art Spiegelman on Maurice Sendak
Rosenbach Museum & Library
The New Yorker
Sendak Saw Picture Books as Literature
The Paris Review