Steven Heller interviews Maurice Sendak, author and illustrator of Where the Wild Things Are, the classic story about childhood frustration mitigated by the imagination.
“That is a boulevard, and those are automobiles.” And she added, “You mustn’t worry.” But that put into my head the word “boulevard,” and it has always been a major word in my life. I’ve never used it in a book. But it convinced me of how children will hold on to words and images for their whole life long. I just have to hear the word “boulevard” to get gooseflesh. So, in a sense, New York was a place where there were boulevards, fires and incredible danger.
Spike Jonze and Dave Eggers collaborated on a screenplay due out any day, and its Wild Things Week in New York Oct 12-16.