Tag Archives: Where the Wild Things Are

The Good News: Dragons Can Be Defeated

Chesterton gave Neil Gaiman the idea that we love fairy tales because they assure us that dragons can be killed.

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Honoring Our Inner Wild Rumpus

Illustration from Where the Wild Things Are I see that Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are (1963) has been turned into a film, which has led Slate columnist Jack Shafer to revisit a controversy about the book. Apparently Sendak still can’t let go of a critique by psychologist Bruno Bettelheim. I was surprised to learn […]

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