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Sylvia Plath

Author and Poet Sylvia Plath
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Profession: Author and Poet

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Credited with advancing the genre of confessional poetry and is best known for her two published collections: "Other Poems and Ariel" and "The Colossus".

Plath won a posthumous Pulitzer Prize for "The Collected Poems" and is also well known for her semi-autobiographical work "The Bell Jar".

She suffered from depression for much of her adult life, and in 1963 she committed suicide.

Born: October 27, 1932
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: February 11, 1963 (aged 30)
Cause of Death: Suicide

Married Life

  • 1956-06-16 British Poet and Poet Laureate Ted Hughes marries American writer and poet (The Bell Jar) Sylvia Plath at St George the Martyr Holborn, London.

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