Books “I hate people.”
posted by September 10 at 13:00 PMon
Michael from Bailey/Coy books just called to ask if I’d read this recounting of an interview with Maurice Sendak. It’s funny and sad and sweet and bitter, just like…well, just like Maurice Sendak.
He talks about all his many hates (including Salman Rushdie, an uncle of his, and, apparently, himself) and his sexuality.
Was there anything he had never been asked? He paused for a few moments and answered, “Well, that I’m gay.”
“I just didn’t think it was anybody’s business,” Mr. Sendak added. He lived with Eugene Glynn, a psychoanalyst, for 50 years before Dr. Glynn’s death in May 2007. He never told his parents: “All I wanted was to be straight so my parents could be happy. They never, never, never knew.”
It’s a wonderful interview, and you should read it. Many thanks to Michael for letting me know about it.