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.