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Maurice Sendak

Datum narození: 10. červen 1928
Datum úmrtí: 8. květen 2012

Maurice Bernard Sendak byl americký spisovatel a ilustrátor, autor knih pro děti, který ve své době patřil mezi světově nejvýznamnější autory tohoto žánru. Byl držitelem ceny Hanse Christiana Andersena.

Jedna jeho kniha vznikla v roce 2003 podle opery Brundibár, která vznikla v Terezínské ghettu v době nacistické okupace za druhé světové války.

Pocházel z rodiny polských Židů, kteří se přistěhovali do Spojených států amerických.

Jeho nejznámější kniha Where the Wild Things Are, česky vydávána pod názvem Max a maxipříšerky, byla poprvé publikována v roce 1963, v roce 2009 podle ní vznikl stejnojmenný animovaný film.

Citáty Maurice Sendak


„V dětství jsem pořád musel přemýšlet o dětech tam (v Evropě). Nesu s sebou břemeno toho, že žiji za ty, kteří museli zemřít.“

„A book is really like a lover. It arranges itself in your life in a way that is beautiful.“


„Let the wild rumpus start!“ Where the Wild Things Are

„Once a little boy sent me a charming card with a little drawing on it. I loved it. I answer all my children’s letters — sometimes very hastily — but this one I lingered over. I sent him a card and I drew a picture of a Wild Thing on it. I wrote, “Dear Jim: I loved your card.” Then I got a letter back from his mother and she said, “Jim loved your card so much he ate it.” That to me was one of the highest compliments I’ve ever received. He didn’t care that it was an original Maurice Sendak drawing or anything. He saw it, he loved it, he ate it.“

„Oh, please don't go—we'll eat you up—we love you so!“ Where the Wild Things Are

„And now," cried Max, "let the wild rumpus start!“ Where the Wild Things Are

„I'll eat you up I love you so.“

„I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can't stop them. They leave me and I love them more.“


„And Max, the king of all wild things, was lonely and wanted to be where someone loved him best of all.“ Where the Wild Things Are

„There must be more to life than having everything!“ Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life

„There should be a place where only the things you want to happen, happen“ Where the Wild Things Are

„You cannot write for children. They're much too complicated. You can only write books that are of interest to them.“


„I have nothing now but praise for my life. I'm not unhappy. I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can't stop them. They leave me and I love them more... What I dread is the isolation.... There are so many beautiful things in the world which I will have to leave when I die, but I'm ready, I'm ready, I'm ready.“ Where the Wild Things Are

„And [he] sailed back over a year
and in and out of weeks
and through a day
and into the night of his very own room
where he found his supper waiting for him
and it was still hot“
Where the Wild Things Are

„And the wild things roared their terrible roars and gnashed their terrible teeth and rolled their terrible eyes and showed their terrible claws.“ Where the Wild Things Are

„I think it is unnatural to think that there is such a thing as a blue-sky, white-clouded happy childhood for anybody. Childhood is a very, very tricky business of surviving it. Because if one thing goes wrong or anything goes wrong, and usually something goes wrong, then you are compromised as a human being. You're going to trip over that for a good part of your life.“

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