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."


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.

Lahore Design Studio said...

My nephews always shower you with accolades on how your books are interesting draws the interest maybe I need to skim through a couple of your books.

Jaxon Oakley said...

Plath is the author of the material in courses of the children. All the poems and message have been good for the inculcation of the knowledge for the people for the prospective issues. Now it has been changed in terms of the quite good and ideal factors for the children.