A biography and bibliography of sylvia plath an american author

Then, on February 11,during one of the worst English winters on record, Plath wrote a note to her downstairs neighbor instructing him to call the doctor, then she died by suicide using her gas oven.

A Biography, was recently reissued by Prometheus Books. Crossing the Water is full of perfectly realised works. The rest is posthumous. Although only Colossus was published while she was alive, Plath was a prolific poet, and in addition to Ariel, Hughes published three other volumes of her work posthumously, including The Collected Poems, which was the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize.

She also accepted several assignments for the British Broadcasting Corporation and, in June, began to write the poems that would be published after her death as Ariel.

Sylvia Plath

They were married in January of A few weeks later, she slashed her legs to see if she had enough "courage" to commit suicide. University of Illinois Press, Plath returned to Massachusetts in and began studying with Robert Lowell. She was furious at not being at a meeting the editor had arranged with Welsh poet Dylan Thomas —a writer whom she loved, said one of her boyfriends, "more than life itself.

Later at Cambridge, she wrote for the University publication, Varsity. Hall, Caroline King Barnard. Hughes was devastated; they had been separated six months. Holbrook is especially interesting in his discussion of how the layer of fiction separating Plath from Esther Greenwood in The Bell Jar ultimately breaks down.

The sun rises under the pillar of your tongue.

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content on this page. During —58 Plath was an instructor in English at Smith College.

Sylvia Plath Biography

On March 16,Nicholas Hughesthe son of Plath and Hughes, hanged himself at his home in FairbanksAlaska, following a history of depression. The daughter of Plath and Hughes, Frieda Hughesis a writer and artist. While she was serving as a Mademoiselle College Board editor in New York the summer following her junior year at Smith, she had a breakdown and was put through a series of electroconvulsive shock treatments; later, she tried to commit suicide.

Please subscribe or login. She occasionally referred to suicide as an act of purification and viewed death as merely another form of birth.

Plath says that it was here that she learned "to be true to my own weirdnesses", but she remained anxious about writing confessionally, from deeply personal and private material.

She kept a journal from the age of eleven and published her poems in regional magazines and newspapers. Therefore, it is argued Plath turned on the gas at a time when Mr.

Inafter this burst of productivity, she took her own life.

Sylvia Plath

InPlath was one of two fiction authors to win a contest sponsored by Mademoiselle magazine. After each defacement, Hughes had the damaged stone removed, sometimes leaving the site unmarked during repair.

He stated that "No one who saw the care with which the kitchen was prepared could have interpreted her action as anything but an irrational compulsion. Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Whether read for a school assignment or for personal interest, this highly readable biography offers an accessible alternative to the density of Plath scholarship.

The northern winter of — was one of the coldest in years; the pipes froze, the children—now two years old and nine months—were often sick, and the house had no telephone.

Plath says that it was here that she learned "to be true to my own weirdnesses", but she remained anxious about writing confessionally, from deeply personal and private material. The Poetry of Sylvia Plath. William Butler Yeats once lived in the house, which bears an English Heritage blue plaque for the Irish poet.

Her only novel, The Bell Jarwas released in Januarypublished under the pen name Victoria Lucas, and was met with critical indifference. As an English major there, she was also interested in art; but she was also a less than confident woman of the s, who thought her real role in life was to marry and have children.Sylvia Plath was an American poet best known for her novel The Bell Jar, and for her poetry collections The Colossus and Ariel.

Editor, Author, Academic, Poet (–)Born: Nov 09, Sylvia Plath (b. –d. ) was born to well-educated parents, Otto and Aurelia Schober Plath. Otto, who had immigrated from Germany, taught German and zoology at Boston University; he died when Sylvia was eight of complications from undiagnosed diabetes mellitus.

Sylvia Plath was born on October 27,in Boston, Massachusetts. Her mother, Aurelia Schober, was a master’s student at Boston University when she met Plath’s father, Otto Plath, who was her professor. Sylvia Plath, pseudonym Victoria Lucas, (born October 27,Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.—died February 11,London, England), American poet whose best-known works, such as the poems “Daddy” and “ Lady Lazarus” and the novel The Bell Jar, starkly express a sense of alienation and self-destruction closely tied to her personal.

Watch video · Sylvia Plath Biography Editor, Author, Academic, Poet (–) Sylvia Plath was an American poet best known for her novel The Bell Jar, and for.

Sylvia Plath (/ p l æ θ /; October 27, – February 11, ) was an American poet, novelist, and short-story writer. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, she studied at Smith College and Newnham College at the University of Cambridge before receiving acclaim as a poet and writer.

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