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Maurice the Mensch

A few more notes on the late illustrator Sendak

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Maurice Sendak.(TateShots)

• Here is the first book Sendak ever illustrated: when he was still in high school, he supplied drawings for the 1947 textbook Atomics for the Millions (authors: Maxwell Leigh Eidinoff and Hyman Ruchlis). Check out these drawings. [Collecting Children's Books]

• Very quietly, Sendak was an extremely charitable person, and his recipients tended to be implicitly or explicitly Jewish organizations. [Huff Post]

• Tablet Magazine contributor Jacob Silverman uses Sendak’s and Adam Yauch’s deaths as an occasion to make some very compelling points about how we collectively commemorate passings in the age of social media. [Jewcy]

• For a more serious interview than Stephen Colbert can provide, try this. [TateShots]

• And this coda to the Colbert interview actually provides a really mentally healthy way to look at all of our eventual demises.

Earlier: Sendak, of ‘Where the Wild Things Are,’ Has Died’

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rocky2345 says:

” Sendak was a gay man and lived with his partner, Eugene Glynn,
a psychoanalyst. The couple was together for 50 years before Eugene
Glynn’s death in May 2007. Maurice Sendak donated $1 million to the
Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services to memorialize his life
partner Glynn, who had treated young people there” for thirty years. (Jewish or  not blogspot)

It is OK to use the “gay” word.

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gemel says:

Here are some great interviews with Sendak on Fresh Air:

http://www.npr.org/2012/05/08/152248901/fresh-air-remembers-author-maurice-sendak 

Enjoy!

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A few more notes on the late illustrator Sendak

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