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Making Mischief: A Maurice Sendak Appreciation (2009)
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Published in 1963 to great critical acclaim, Maurice Sendak's Caldecott Award-winning Where the Wild Things Are has sold millions of copies worldwide, garnered countless awards, and been translated into nineteen languages. In Making Mischief, Gregory Maguire reconsiders Sendak's oeuvre with the same adroit and idiosyncratic scrutiny that allowed him to see a heroine in the Wicked Witch of the West (Wicked) and add a charming dimension to the story of the Little Match Girl (Matchless).
An accomplished critic with signal reviews published in the New York Times Book Review and lectures on art delivered at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, and at other locations, Maguire examines Sendak's aesthetic influences from William Blake to Walt Disney, revealing the "conversations"—often unconscious and unspoken—that artists have with one another. A master of literary invention himself, Maguire explores recurring motifs in Sendak's life work—from monsters to mayhem—as well as his profound understanding of children, their creativity, and the breadth of emotions with which they encounter the world.
Making Mischief is a gift of the imagination to Maurice Sendak, one of the master mythmakers of our time.
A Look Inside Making Mischief
Introduction Blake's Influence Other Influences Oliver Hardy vs. Buster Keaton
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The best-selling author of the Wicked Years series presents a visual tribute to the art of Maurice Sendak, in a book that examines Sendak's aesthetic influences from William Blake to Walt Disney; looks at recurring motifs in his work, as well as his profound understanding of the imaginations and emotions of children; and more.
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