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Authors when they were young

By Dave Rosenthal

9:09 PM EDT, September 22, 2012

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Flavorwire has put together an interesting gallery of photos of authors in their young, pre-fame days.

Some drip with irony: a smiling Sylvia Plath, and Jack Kerouac (in a tie!) at Horace Mann. Others are disarmingly cute: Samuel Beckett on his high school cricket team, Madeleine L'Engle in her Smith College yearbook, and J.D. Salinger at military school.

One of the yearbook entries -- for Maurice Sendak -- is prescient. It reads: Your delightful drawings make us all gay/A famous arftist you'll be someday.