Maurice Sendak, revered author and illustrator of children’s books, passed away last week at the age of 83. In this excerpt below, he reflects on life and childhood, and the profound effects of work and the process of creation:

The above is from the 2009 tv documentary, “Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak“, by Spike Jonze and Lance Bangs.

The full documentary is available here on Hulu

[h/t to Letterology for the lead in…]

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