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Sylvia Plath

Birthdate: (30)
Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: February 11, 1963 (30)
London, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Otto Plath and Aurelia Plath (Schober)
Wife of Ted Hughes OM
Mother of Nicholas Hughes and <private> Hughes
Sister of <private> Plath

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About Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath (October 27, 1932–February 11, 1963) is credited with advancing the genre of confessional poetry and is best known for her two collections The Colossus and Other Poems and Ariel. In 1982, she became the first poet to win a Pulitzer Prize posthumously for The Collected Poems. She also wrote The Bell Jar, a semi-autobiographical novel published shortly before her death

An American poet, novelist and short story writer. Born in Massachusetts, she studied at Smith College and Newnham College Cambridge before receiving acclaim as a professional poet and writer.

She married fellow poet Ted Hughes in 1956 and they lived together first in the United States and then England, having two children together: Frieda and Nicholas. Following a long struggle with depression and a marital separation, Plath committed suicide in 1963. ] Controversy continues to surround the events of her life and death, as well as her writing and legacy.

Son, Nicholas suicide

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Sylvia Plath's Timeline

October 27, 1932
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
February 11, 1963
Age 30
London, United Kingdom