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Sylvia Plath (1932–1963)

Sylvia Plath was born in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, to Otto and Aurelia Schoeber Plath, both professors. When Sylvia was eight, Otto died of complications from diabetes. Her mother struggled to give Sylvia and her younger brother every advantage of a superior education. Self-consciousness and anxiety about status and money contributed to ... See full bio »

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(age 30) in London, England, UK

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The Bell Jar
The Bell Jar Writer
(1979)
The Missing Me
(2010)
The Colossus
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(2010)

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 2010 The Colossus (Short) (writer)
 2010 The Missing Me (Short) (poem: "Mad Girl's Love Song")
 1979 The Bell Jar (novel)
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 2007 Above Ground (Short) (inspired by)
 1988 Hunter (TV Series) (poem - 1 episode)
- Dead on Target: Part 2 (1988) ... (poem: Lady Lazarus)
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 2014 Great Poets: In Their Own Words (TV Series documentary)
Herself, Archive
- Access All Areas (2014) ... Herself, Archive
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 2015 Ted Hughes: Stronger Than Death (TV Movie documentary)
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 2004 Biography (TV Series documentary)
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- Sylvia Plath (2004) ... Herself
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Other Works:

Novel: "The Bell Jar", 1963. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 4 Articles | See more »


Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

Oh, satisfaction! I don't think I could live without it. It's like water or bread, or something absolutely essential to me. I find myself absolutely fulfilled when I have written a poem, when I'm writing one. Having written one, then you fall away very rapidly from having been a poet to becoming a poet in rest. I think the actual experience of writing a poem is a magnificent one. See more »

Trivia:

Nicholas, son of poets Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, was found hanged on Monday, March 16 2009 in his home in Alaska. He was 47. See more »

Nickname:

Sivvy

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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