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Wild Things' author who hated GOP dies at 83


Children's author Maurice Sendak, best known for the classic "Where the Wild Things Are," died today. He was 83.

Kids loved Sendak's books. And he hated Republicans. And he hated a lot of other things, too. Maybe even kids.

From an interview late last year with The Guardian:

Ebooks: "I hate them. It's like making believe there's another kind of sex. There isn't another kind of sex. There isn't another kind of book! A book is a book is a book."

New York: "You get pushed and harassed and people grope you. It's too tumultuous, it's too crazy!"

The American right: "These Republican schnooks would be comical if they weren't not funny."

Rupert Murdoch: "His name should be what everything is called now." But he publishes you! "Yes! Harpers. He owns Harpers and I guess the rest of the world, too. He represents how bad things have become. But I don't know a better house. They're all in trouble. They're all terrible."

RIP Sendak 1928-2012.

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