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March 12, 2013 10:35 AM   Subscribe

"This volume stands alone as the only Sendak picture book—that is, a book he both wrote and illustrated—that isn’t designed for children. Not coincidentally, the Blake-inflected illustrations for a 1996 edition of Melville’s “Pierre,” which is certainly not kiddie stuff, bear a similarity to the look of “My Brother’s Book.” It seems that Sendak had an even more specific audience in mind for this one: Kushner told me that Sendak made this book for those adults who had grown up with his stories." Avi Steinberg on Maurice Sendak's My Brother's Book, in The New Yorker.

More reviews:

The New York Times
The Guardian
Publisher's Weekly

Gallery of images from the book via The Guardian
posted by chavenet (2 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
It's definitely worth purchasing for the illustrations alone. I hope large format prints are sold some day soon.
posted by Think_Long at 10:44 AM on March 12, 2013


Just incidentally, I would read the hell out of a graphic-novelization of The Anxiety of Influence.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 10:55 AM on March 12, 2013


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