The Genius Of Maurice Sendak

Critics panned it. Psychologists said it was “too dark.” So why are we wild about “Where the Wild Things Are”?

A Wild Thing Sleeps on the cover of “Where the Wild Things Are”

This is the first in a series of posts about classic books and stories for adults or children that will appear here along with those on other literary topics.

Where the Wild Things Are is so popular today that few people may realize how revolutionary it was when it first appeared in 1963. In a…