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“I refuse to lie to children,” says Sendak. “I refuse to cater to the bullshit of innocence.”
Whatever you think of it, it’s a provocative sentiment. It makes you wonder how and when people should (and/or do) learn the truth of things, and what art has to do with the process.
Also of interest: Sendak’s calling Salman Rushdie (who I don’t mind, personally) a “flaccid fuckhead.” I think I’m pretty good at vulgar insults, but I have to concede there.
Maurice Sendak, New York, 10 giugno 1928 – 8 maggio 2012