27 March 2013

Sylvia Plath: Children's Author (via @brainpickings)

This is awesome and somewhat totally mindblowing.  Via Brain Pickings:

"Sylvia Plath — celebrated poet, little-known artistlover of the worldrepressed “addict of experience”steamy romancer … and children’s book author? Given my soft spot for lesser-known vintage children’s books by famous literary icons, I was delighted to discover The It-Doesn’t-Matter Suit (public library) — a charming children’s story Plath penned shortly before having her first child. Though her journals indicate it was written on or immediately before September 26, 1959, it wasn’t until March of 1996 that the tale saw light of day with its first — and only — publication, featuring wonderful illustrations by German graphic designer and artist Rotraut Susanne Berner."

1 comment:

Tanya said...

Plath also published the picture book, THE BED BOOK, illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully. It rhymes and it's actually a pretty good book in the tradition of Mary Ann Hoberman's A HOUSE IS A HOUSE FOR ME. It looks like Sir Quentin Blake illustrated a later UK edition of the book, too.