Stephen Greenblatt, a Consulting Editor for Interlitq, states that “Caliban is a child, impotently tyrannical, volatile, at once pathetic and enraging”

Stephen Greenblatt

Stephen Greenblatt

Writing in The New York Times (08.02.13) in “Call of the Wild: The Connection Between Shakespeare and Maurice Sendak”Stephen Greenblatt, the U.S. literary critic, theorist and scholar who is a Consulting Editor for Interlitq, states that “for all of his exotic otherness — it is not clear whether he is a human, an animal or a demon — Caliban is a child, impotently tyrannical, volatile, at once pathetic and enraging. He is what my parents would have called, in Yiddish, a vilde chaya, a wild thing. And he is therefore the Shakespearean antecedent of Sendak’s immortal Max. “

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

 

Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak

 

Caliban

Caliban

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