the controversy regarding In the Night Kitchen. Before we opened the bookstore, I saw it on a sale rack and felt scandalized that a book by the great Maurice Sendak was being sold at a discounted price, like an unwanted, unheralded amateur's effort. I immediately bought it and have it still. Larry read it and didn't see anything special about it. It is a whimsical story and the controversy was about showing a little boy's penis!
Bumble-Ardy, a allegory for the European Jewish Holocaust. Another of his later and very personal works is "Pincus and the Pig." Radio Q remembered Sendak by interviewing Glenn Dickson, part of The Shirim Klezmer Orchestra, on the "Pincus and the Pig" project.
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