1. Curmudgeonly brilliance in only five minutes. Maurice Sendak talks about Melville’s daring, William Blake’s mysterious passion, luck, the brilliance of childhood and “picture-making.” 

    "I do not believe I have ever written a children’s book," he says.  "I don’t know how to write a children’s book…How do you set out to write a children’s book?  It’s a lie."

    TateShots: Maurice Sendak (by tate)