Maurice Sendak, Children’s Author, Dies at 83 – NYTimes.com

Maurice Sendak, widely considered the most important children’s book artist of the 20th century, who wrenched the picture book out of the safe, sanitized world of the nursery and plunged it into the dark, terrifying and hauntingly beautiful recesses of the human psyche, died on Tuesday in Danbury, Conn. He was 83

via Maurice Sendak, Children’s Author, Dies at 83 – NYTimes.com.

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