Sylvia Plath Biography

Sylvia Plath was an American poet, novelist, and short-story writer. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, she studied at Smith College and Newnham College at the University of Cambridge, before receiving acclaim as a poet and writer. She married fellow poet Ted Hughes in 1956; they lived together in the United States and then England, and had two children, Frieda and Nicholas. Plath suffered from depression for much of her adult life, and in 1963 she committed suicide. Controversy continues to surround the events of her life and death, as well as her writing and legacy.

Plath is credited with advancing the genre of confessional poetry and is best known for her two published collections, The Colossus and Other Poems and Ariel. In 1982, she won a posthumous Pulitzer Prize for The Collected Poems. She also wrote The Bell Jar, a semi-autobiographical novel published shortly before her death. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Sylvia Plath
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Poet, Writer, Novelist, Author
Ethnicity:
White American
Religion:
Unitarian Christianity
Date of Birth:
October 27, 1932
Astrological Sign:
Scorpio
Date of Death:
February 11, 1963
Age at Death:
30
Cause of Death:
Suicide, Head in gas oven, Carbon monoxide poisoning
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