The King of the Wild Things Is Dead. Long Live the King. Maurice Sendak (1928-2012)

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11 Responses to The King of the Wild Things Is Dead. Long Live the King. Maurice Sendak (1928-2012)

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  2. Charles Hatfield says:

    Thank you, Phil. A wonderful tribute.

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  4. Camilla Ostrin says:

    A wonderful and nuanced salute. Thanks, Phil.

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