"When Editors Were Gods" is going on vacation for a while, so its editor (me) can work on another project. If the subject matter interests you, please feel free to poke around in the archive; there are more than 1,800 posts in all here, going back to 2008. I may add a new item from time to time and expect to be posting daily again at some point. See you then.
Sylvia Plath started work at Mademoiselle as one of 20 junior guest editors on the magazine's August college issue on this day (June 1) in 1953. Plath fictionalized this experience in her 1963 novel "The Bell Jar." Plath died in 1963, Mademoiselle in 2001.
A new biography of Plath is "American Isis: The Life and Art of Sylvia Plath," by Carl Rollyson (St. Martin's Press).