Sylvia Plath

Quick Facts

Full NameSylvia Plath
Date of BirthOctober 27, 1932
Date of DeathFebruary 11, 1963
Place of BirthBoston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Place of DeathLondon, England
Resting PlaceHeptonstall Church, England
Pen NameVictoria Lucas
OccupationPoet, novelist, short story writer
EducationSmith College (BA), Newnham College, Cambridge, Boston University
GenrePoetry, fiction, short story
Literary MovementConfessional poetry
Notable WorksThe Colossus and Other Poems (1960), Ariel (1965), The Bell Jar
Notable AwardsFulbright Scholarship, Glascock Prize, Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (posthumously)
SpouseTed Hughes (m. 1956)
ChildrenFrieda Hughes, Nicholas Hughes
ParentsOtto Plath (father), Aurelia Schober (mother)
Notable ContributionsAdvancing the genre of confessional poetry, Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (posthumously) for The Collected Poems
Notable TraitsClinically depressed for most of her adult life, treated with early versions of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), tumultuous relationship with Ted Hughes
Notable Works (posthumous)The Bell Jar, Ariel, The Collected Poems

Sylvia Plath Books

The Bell Jar1963
Lady Lazarus1965
Journals of Sylvia Plath1982
Sylvia Plath: Poems1985
The Colossus and Other Poems1960
The Collected Poems1981
Crossing the Water1971
Winter Trees1971
Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams1977
Three Women1962
Two Lovers and a Beachcomber…1955
Mary Ventura and The Ninth Kingdom: A Story2019
The Bed Book1976
Sylvia Plath Reads1960
The Bell Jar: The Illustrated Edition1963
Letters of Sylvia Plath Volume I: 1940-1956
The Letters of Sylvia Plath, Vol. 12017
Sylvia Plath Poems Chosen by Carol Ann Duffy2012
Superman and Paula Brown’s New Snowsuit1955

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