Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath (October 27, 1932 – February 11, 1963) was an American poet, novelist and short story writer. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, she studied at Smith College and Newnham College, Cambridge before receiving acclaim as a professional poet and writer. She married fellow poet Ted Hughes in 1956 and they lived together first in the United States and then England, having two children together: Frieda and Nicholas. After suffering from depression from the age of 20 and a marital separation, Plath committed suicide in 1963. Controversy continues to surround the events of her life and death, as well as her writing and legacy.

Plath is credited with advancing the genre of confessional poetry and is best known for her two published collections: The Colossus and Other Poems and Ariel. In 1982, she won a Pulitzer Prize posthumously, for The Collected Poems. She also wrote The Bell Jar, a semi-autobiographical novel published shortly before her death.

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Famous quotes by sylvia plath:

    The moon, also, is merciless: she would drag me
    Cruelly, being barren.
    Her radiance scathes me. Or perhaps I have caught her.
    Sylvia Plath (1932–1963)

    I used to pray to recover you.
    Ach, du.
    Sylvia Plath (1932–1963)

    I
    Am a pure acetylene
    Virgin
    Attended by roses,
    By kisses, by cherubim,
    By whatever these pink things mean.
    Sylvia Plath (1932–1963)

    Snug as a bud and at home
    Like a sprat in a pickle jug
    Sylvia Plath (1932–1963)

    And now you try
    Your handful of notes;
    The clear vowels rise like balloons.
    Sylvia Plath (1932–1963)