Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams: and other prose writings, by Sylvia Plath, is a collection of early prose stories, journalism and journal fragments exploring the themes of mental illness, creativity and gender, from one of the twentieth century's most idiosyncratic voices.
About the Author
Sylvia Plath (1932-1963) was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and studied at Smith College. In 1955 she went to Cambridge University on a Fulbright scholarship, where she met and later married Ted Hughes. She published one collection of poems in her lifetime, The Colossus
(1960), and a novel, The Bell Jar
was published posthumously in 1965. Her Collected Poems
, which contains her poetry written from 1956 until her death, was published in 1981 and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for poetry.