Noted Oz illustrator W.W. Denslow’s version of the “FIve Little Pigs,” from the Baldwin Library of Children’s Literature at the University of Florida.
Paddy O’Leary and his Learned Pig — from the Baldwin Library of Children’s Literature at the University of Florida.
Pinchbeck’s Pig of Knowledge — from openlibrary.org via flickr
Looks as though this book means to teach us a lesson!
The ancient story of the old dame and her pig: a legend of obstinacy shewing how it cost the old lady a world of trouble & the pig his tail illustrated by Luke Limner (1847)
Here’s to my all-time favorite author, Steven Millhauser … many years ago, when I worked as a floor clerk at the Yale Co-Op Bookstore, I’d see him now and then when he came to browse … I’d always put all his books “face out” in case he came to look at them, but he never went to the literature section …
“Art, he said, was a controlled madness…He said that books weren’t made of themes, which you could write essays about, but of images that inserted themselves into your brain and replaced what you were seeing with your eyes.”
— Steven Millhauser, Dangerous Laughter
A curious tale from 1915, courtesy of public-domain.zorger.com.