January 31, 2013

"And Guy sank upon a couch of flowers/In an ice-ribbed underworld..."

"Awash in blossoming gold from a new sun/Tumbling out dark long-ago clouds..."

Maurice Sendak's last work.

11 comments:

traditionalguy said...

Sun light. There is nothing new under the sun, but we are all thankful to get each new day to remember loved ones.

The Obama Death Panel professionals are applying for jobs and being hired as we speak.

wyo sis said...

I find him profoundly distressing and troubling.

deborah said...

I thought he was sweet and dear. Different strokes... :)

tiger said...

Based on his last interview Maurie wasn't a very pleasant man.

Bitter, angry and an unhappy atheist.

What's to like?

edutcher said...

I thought it was the Gatsby sentence offered a little early.

traditionalguy said...

Sun light. There is nothing new under the sun, but we are all thankful to get each new day to remember loved ones.

The Obama Death Panel professionals are applying for jobs and being hired as we speak.


Actually, no. They're having trouble getting people to join what essentially would be a permanent Wannsee Conference.

Can't imagine why.

ricpic said...

So Lucky To Be Dense

There ain't no way out
We all gotta die
My nightmares tell me so;
Luckily, when the sun comes up
It all goes away:
Stupid's definitely the way to go.

deborah said...

"I thought it was the Gatsby sentence offered a little early."


I wondered if Althouse had switched to a new book.

BarrySanders20 said...

Let the wild rumpus begin

Inga said...

Gorgeous, beautiful book.

Why do they hate him so much? Is everything politics?

mrs whatsit said...

I met the man. Cranky, ungracious, unpleasant, unhappy, bitter -- nothing remotely "dear" about him.

"Where the Wild Things Are" is quite possibly be the greatest picture book ever created, and Sendak's illustrations from the 50s and 60s for books by other authors are wonderful. However, his picture books following "Wild Things" are self-indulgent and strange -- weird clunky writing like that in the book shown here, surrealistic pictures, incomprehensible story lines. I've never known a child who asked to have an adult read one aloud more than once, nor met an adult who wanted to.

wyo sis said...

"They" don't hate him. He hates everything and everyone and it shows in his writing. Illustrations, no, not so much, but writing, yes. Mrs whatsit is right kids don't like his writing.