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Presents a guide to nearly 27,000 children’s picture book titles grouped in over 1,200 subjects and indexed by author, title, illustrator.

Sylvia Plath (1932-1963) was one of the writers that defined course twentieth-century poetry. Her vivid, daring and complex poetry continues to captivate new generations readers writers. In Letters, we discover art Plath’s correspondence, most which has never before been published is here presented unabridged, without revision, so she speaks directly in her own words. Refreshingly candid offering intimate details personal life, playful, too, entertaining a wide range addressees, including family, friends professional contacts, with inimitable wit verve. The letters document extraordinary literary development: genesis many poems, short long fiction, journalism. endeavour publish variety genres had mixed receptions, but dissuaded. Through acceptance work, rejection, strove stay true creative vision. Well-read curious, offers fascinating commentary on contemporary culture. Leading scholars Peter K. Steinberg Karen V. Kukil, editor Journals 1950-1962, provide comprehensive footnotes an extensive index informed by their meticulous research. Alongside selection photographs line-drawings, editors masterfully contextualise what pages disclose. This early correspondence marks key moments adolescence, childhood hobbies high school boyfriends; successful turbulent undergraduate years at Smith College; move England Cambridge University; meeting marrying Ted Hughes, trove unseen post-honeymoon, revealing partnership.