Sylvia Plath (Faber and Faber, 2013)

This small collection of drawings by the poet Sylvia Plath contains a lovely sketch of a Parisian streetscape, titled "Tabac Opposite Palais de Justice," dated 1956. Next to the tabac we see a Photomaton (or "Photmaton").

In the excerpts of her letters included in the book, Plath is quoted as writing "I've discovered my deepest source of inspiration, which is art: the art of the primitives like Henri Rousseau, Gauguin, Paul Klee, and De Chirico. I have got out piles of wonderful books from the Art Library (suggested by this fine Modern Art Course I'm auditing each week) and am overflowing with ideas and inspirations, as I've been bottling up a geyser for a year."

Thanks to Christian for the tip.

Contributed by Christian Bonifas