RARA-AVIS: Cover of the Rolling Stone

From: Bill Bowers ( BBowers@one.net)
Date: 21 Apr 2002

>Date: Sun, 21 Apr 2002 09:33:20 -0400 (EDT)
>From: DJ-Anonyme@webtv.net (Mark Sullivan)
>Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: Noir kiddie lit
>George worte:
>"Forgive me if he's already been mentioned, but Shel Silverstein seems
>the obvious choice here. He's best know for writing hundreds of poems
>for children, but he probably wrote twice as many for adults . . ."
>He's best known to me as the writer of A Boy Named Sue and other songs.

...including a goodly portion of the "Dr. Hook"* playlist.

Silverstein was a frequent Playboy contributor, IIRC, in the 60's, simultaneously with his other career as a children's author. He would have been a fascinating person to me. (He died several years ago,)

* vague relevance: Ron Sawyer may not have been 'hard-boiled', but he sure
_looked_ sinister enough. with the eye-patch, when I saw him on a come-back tour, in the late 80s....

Bill B

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