It has been just over 50 years since sylvia plath committed suicide, and her place in american letters is secure today she is widely recognized as one of the outstanding poets of the century. Sylvia plath was an american poet best known for her novel the bell jar, and for her poetry collections the colossus and ariel poet and novelist sylvia plath was born on october 27, 1932, in boston, massachusetts sylvia plath was a gifted and troubled poet, known for the confessional style of her. And last month, an illuminating biography was published by the poet elizabeth winder, pain, parties, work: sylvia plath in new york, summer 1953, which floods clarifying light on a chapter of the poet's early life that plath painted in jaundiced tones in the bell jar. Sylvia plath, london, united kingdom 429,017 likes 781 talking about this sylvia plath (1932 -1963) was an american poet, novelist and short story. This week, i went on a hunt for some obituaries of sylvia plath to my surprise, i couldn't find any at the time of her death by suicide—50 years ago, on february 11, 1963—she was a published novelist and an acclaimed poet beyond that, she was also a statuesque, stylish american married to the celebrated english poet ted hughes. Sylvia plath's biography and life storyborn in 1932 to middle class parents in jamaica plain, massachusetts, sylvia plath published her first poem at the age of eight a sensitive person who tended to be a bit sylvia plath an english poet, and in 1960.
Comprehensive research and study guide sylvia plath bloom's poets edited and with an introduction by harold bloom biography of sylvia plath 11 american poetry in the twentieth century is immensely rich in. Sylvia plath: suicide confessional search this site home sylvia plath american poets since world war ii ed donald j greiner detroit: gale research, 1980 dictionary of literary biography vol 5. Sylvia plath was one of the most dynamic and admired poets of the 20th century by the time she took her life at the age of 30, plath already had a following in the literary community in the ensuing years her work attracted the attention of a multitude of readers, who saw in her singular verse an attempt to catalogue despair, violent emotion. A reference page on sylvia plath, the brilliant young confessional poet who committed suicide amid the upheaval of her failed marriage.
Pulitzer prize winner, sylvia plath was an american poet, novelist, and short story writer this biography profiles her childhood, life, works, contribution, achievements and some interesting facts. Sylvia plath's life, like her manic depression, constantly jumped between heaven and hell her seemingly perfect exterior hid a turbulent and deeply troubled spirit a closer look at her childhood and personal experiences removes some element of mystery from her writings one central character to sylvia plath's poems.
Sylvia plath: method and madness: a biography paperback - october 1, 2003 american isis: the life and art of sylvia plath carl rollyson 34 out of 5 stars 61 from what i had read of sylvia plath's poetry. This link connects you to the academy of american poets here you will find an exhibit on sylvia plath including a biography, online here you will find an exhibit of secondary criticism, bibliographic information, and external links on sylvia plath biography of german american descent. Through her life and her poetry, sylvia plath has influenced the shape of american feminism as well as contemporary poetry critics and.
Sylvia plath's status as a major american poet has been obscured by her reputation as a martyr read the plath biography and the thoughtful essay on daughters in poems and explore the list of plath-related links modern american poetry: sylvia plath. Sylvia plath poetry: american poets analysis plath, sylvia (poetry criticism sylvia plath biography homework help biography (history of the world: the poetry of sylvia plath new york: harper & row. Sylvia plath, an american poet who committed suicide, lived in winthrop massachusetts with her family.
Bibliography biography works leadership & legacy process paper this memory along with the information in the biography gave me new bits to add into my biography sylvia plath poetry foundation sylvia plath poets academy of american poets, nd web 14 dec 2014. In a uniquely intimate portrait of sylvia plath, the observer's former poetry editor recalls being her confidant and mentor has doomed every attempt at biography closing the programme, i asked john carey how he would place sylvia plath in the hierarchy of american women poets (i hope i. Sylvia plath: a biography new york: simon & schuster 1987 282pp authorities below are references indicating presence of this name in another database or other reference material american literature american poetry literature and women popular culture. A deeply troubled poet of much intrigue and influence, sylvia plath's work was groundbreaking because she poured so much of herself into it biographer edward butscher called plath a confessional poet who was consciously dedicated to fusing biography with poetry to create an enduring legend.