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Sylvia Plath
Sylvia Plath was born in 1932 in Massachusetts. Her books include the poetry collections The Colossus, Crossing the Water, Winter Trees, Ariel, and The Collected Poems, which won the Pulitzer Prize. Plath is credited with being a pioneer of the 20th-century style of writing called confessional... show more



Sylvia Plath was born in 1932 in Massachusetts. Her books include the poetry collections The Colossus, Crossing the Water, Winter Trees, Ariel, and The Collected Poems, which won the Pulitzer Prize. Plath is credited with being a pioneer of the 20th-century style of writing called confessional poetry. Her poem "Daddy" is one of the best-known examples of this genre.In 1963, Plath's semi-autobiographic novel The Bell Jar was published under the pseudonym "Victoria Lucas"; it was reissued in 1966 under her own name. A complete and uncut facsimile edition of Ariel was published in 2004 with her original selection and arrangement of poems. She was married to the poet Ted Hughes, with whom she had a daughter, Frieda, and a son, Nicholas. She died in London in 1963.

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Birth date: October 27, 1932
Died: February 11, 1963
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Injoy's Blogs + Book Reviews
Injoy's Blogs + Book Reviews rated it 6 months ago
I read The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath to complete my 2015 special reading challenge for a book written by someone under the age thirty when it was written. It is an intense novel and one that seems hellish upon review. I gave this book five stars. It has a sharp hook in the beginning. I could relate...
Injoy's Blogs + Book Reviews
Injoy's Blogs + Book Reviews rated it 6 months ago
I read The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath to complete my 2015 special reading challenge for a book written by someone under the age thirty when it was written. It is an intense novel and one that seems hellish upon review. I gave this book five stars. It has a sharp hook in the beginning. I could relate...
Injoy's Blogs + Book Reviews
Injoy's Blogs + Book Reviews rated it 6 months ago
I read The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath to complete my 2015 special reading challenge for a book written by someone under the age thirty when it was written. It is an intense novel and one that seems hellish upon review. I gave this book five stars. It has a sharp hook in the beginning. I could relate...
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Carmilla Reads rated it 11 months ago
Esther is a young woman, a high achiever, who is crippled by the number of choices she feels are available to her. She is unable to commit to any single branch of possibility for fear that in specialising she loses the chance to explore other avenues. She admits that given the choice to live in the ...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 2 years ago
“My biggest trouble is that people look at me and think that no serious trouble has ever troubled my little head. They seldom realize the chaos that seethes behind my exterior. As for the who Am I, what am I angle...that will preoccupy me till the day I die.”In "Letters of Sylvia Plath, Volume 1: 19...
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