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||Writer Maurice Sendak dies
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Author Maurice Sendak, best known for writing and illustrating the kids' book Where the Wild Things Are, died May 8 at the age of 83, according to People.com . He died of complications of a recent stroke at his Connecticut home.
Besides "Wild Things" (1963), he also wrote works such as The Nutshell Library (1962), In the Night Kitchen (1970), Outside Over There (1981) and Higglety Pigglety Pop! (1967), among others. "Kitchen" and "Outside" were a trilogy with "Wild Things."
He also wrote We Are All in the Dumps With Jack and Guy: Two Nursery Rhymes with Pictures, a 1993 work that tackles issues such as homeless children, AIDS, crime and inflation.
The New York Times described Sendak as "lower-class, Jewish, gay." In a 2008 piece he told the publication, "All I wanted was to be straight so my parents could be happy. They never, never, never knew."
Sendak had a companion of 50 years, Eugene Glynn, who died in 2007; there were no other immediate family survivors.
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