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Much earlier on, in 1950, he had illustrated one of his favourite operas,
Ravel's L'Enfant et les Sortileges. When he had finished the paintings,
which he did for his own pleasure, he took them over to Paris to show to
the writer Colette, librettist of the opera. She was then a very old lady
and was so delighted with the paintings that she wrote special captions for
each of them. In 1964, with a translation by Christopher Fry, paintings and
text were published.
Other collections of his yet unpublished drawings appeared after his
death during the sixties:
Birds, Bees and Storks (1960), Hoffnung's Little Ones (1961), Hoffnung's
Constant Readers (1962) and Hoffnung's Encore (1968)
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