MAKING MISCHIEF: A Maurice Sendak Appreciation

MAKING MISCHIEF: A Maurice Sendak Appreciation

GREGORY MAGUIRE    Book Number: 79382    Product format: Hardback

It amazed us to be reminded that it is now over half a century since the publication of Maurice Sendak's multi-million selling, multiple award-winning Where the Wild Things Are, first published in 1963 and translated into 19 languages at the last count. Gregory Maguire is an acclaimed and somewhat idiosyncratic author whose Wicked trilogy forms the basis for the eponymous hit stage musical and who is a longstanding friend of Sendak (1928-2012). He examines Sendak's influences; aesthetic from William Blake to Walt Disney, and literary from Lewis Carroll to Beatrix Potter. With obvious relish Maguire explores the recurring motifs in Sendak's work from monsters to flying to mayhem and his profound understanding of children, their creativity and the breadth of emotions with which they encounter the world. Packed with wonderful illustration throughout, here are not only Sendak's artworks and preliminary sketches but also many from those who inspired him. From the whimsical and beautiful to the gothic and macabre, a marvellous visual tribute. 200pp, 8½"×10¼".
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