Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Where the Wild Things are Jewish

A post at Crooked Timber led me to some research and Wild Things: The Art of Maurice Sendak, which is fascinating.
the core of his work, the artist has said, is always the same theme -- how children get through the day, how they cope with emotional isolation. Sendak's work is characterized by a constant push and pull between horror and beauty, and marked by his ever-present urge to find a way to deal with the Holocaust, to acknowledge those "wild things" which, ultimately, remain untamed

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