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    Sylvia Plath ( / plæθ /; October 27, 1932 – February 11, 1963) was an American poet, novelist, and short story writer. She is credited with advancing the genre of confessional poetry and is best known for The Colossus and Other Poems (1960), Ariel (1965), and The Bell Jar, a semi-autobiographical novel published shortly before her suicide in 1963.

  2. At her brutal best—and Plath is a brutal poet—she taps a source of power that transforms her poetic voice into a raving avenger of womanhood and innocence.”. Born in 1932 in Boston, Plath was the daughter of a German immigrant college professor, Otto Plath, and one of his students, Aurelia Schober.

  3. Oct 27, 1999 · Sylvia Plath (1932–63) was an American poet and novelist whose best-known works explore the themes of alienation, death, and self-destruction. Her novel, The Bell Jar, is strongly autobiographical, and her later poems, such as ‘Daddy’ and ‘Lady Lazarus,’ show great power and pathos borne on flashes of incisive wit.

  4. Apr 3, 2014 · (1932-1963) Who Was Sylvia Plath? Sylvia Plath was an American novelist and poet. Plath met and married British poet Ted Hughes, although the two later split. The depressive Plath committed...

  5. Jul 20, 2021 · Chief among those female artists who have become defined by their suicide is the US poet and novelist Sylvia Plath, who died on 11 February 1963. Since then, her name has become a by-word for...

  6. Sylvia Plath - The author of several collections of poetry and the novel The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath is often singled out for the intense coupling of violent or disturbed imagery with the playful use of alliteration and rhyme in her work.

  7. Dec 11, 2019 · Updated on December 11, 2019. Sylvia Plath (October 27, 1932 – February 11, 1963) was an American poet, novelist, and writer of short stories. Her most notable achievements came in the genre of confessional poetry, which often reflected her intense emotions and her battle with depression.

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