Saturday, August 29, 2009

Some wild writing

A student from last year's Children's Lit. classes sent me this link about Where the Wild Things Are from The New Yorker (thank you, C!).

I long ago gave up being skeptical about derivations of classic texts - and Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are is certainly a classic piece of literary and visual genius (although I like In the Night Kitchen even better). Yet, every so often, it just works - here's hoping in regard to Eoin Colfer's Hitchhiker's sequel. So I enjoyed this snippet from Dave Eggers. I've always kind of admired Eggers since he called his first novel A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genuis.

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