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Sylvia Plath (1932–1963)

Autor(a) de The Bell Jar

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Sylvia Plath's best poetry was produced, tragically, as she pondered self-destruction---in her poems as well as her life---and she eventually committed suicide. She had an extraordinary impact on British as well as American poetry in the few years before her death, and affected many poets, mostrar mais particularly women, in the generation after. She is a confessional poet, influenced by the approach of Robert Lowell. Born in Boston, a graduate of Smith College, Plath attended Newnham College, Cambridge University, on a Fulbright Fellowship and married the British poet Ted Hughes. Of her first collection,The Colossus and Other Poems (1962), the Times Literary Supplement remarked, "Plath writes from phrase to phrase as well as with an eye on the larger architecture of the poem; each line, each sentence is put together with a good deal of care for the springy rhythm, the arresting image and---most of all, perhaps---the unusual word." Plath's second book of poetry, Ariel, written in 1962 in a last fever of passionate creative activity, was published posthumously in 1965 and explores dimensions of women's anger and sexuality in groundbreaking new ways. Plath's struggles with women's issues, in the days before the second wave of American feminism, became legendary in the 1970s, when a new generation of women readers and writers turned to her life as well as her work to understand the contradictory pressures of ambitious and talented women in the 1950s. The Bell Jar---first published under a pseudonym in 1963 and later issued under Plath's own name in England in 1966---is an autobiographical novel describing an ambitious young woman's efforts to become a "real New York writer" only to sink into mental illness and despair at her inability to operate within the narrow confines of traditional feminine expectations. Plath was posthumously awarded the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1982. In recent years, there have been a number of biographies and critical evaluations of Plath's work. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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(eng) Also published under the name Sylvia Plath Hughes and Victoria Lucas. Please do not combine this author page with the author page for Plath, as there are other authors with that surname. thank you.

Obras de Sylvia Plath

The Bell Jar (1963) 28,066 cópias
Ariel (1965) 4,119 cópias
Sylvia Plath: The Collected Poems (1981) 3,954 cópias
Ariel: The Restored Edition (2004) 1,558 cópias
The Colossus and Other Poems (1960) 1,231 cópias
Letters Home (1975) 781 cópias
Crossing the Water (1971) 600 cópias
Plath: Poems (1994) 377 cópias
Winter Trees (1972) 337 cópias
The Bed Book (1976) 240 cópias
The It-Doesn't-Matter Suit (1996) 129 cópias
Sylvia Plath: Drawings (1800) 99 cópias
Three Women (1976) 40 cópias
Lady Lazarus e altre poesie (1986) 37 cópias
Sylvia Plath Reads (1992) 36 cópias
I capolavori (2004) 16 cópias
26 poesie (Italian language) (1998) 10 cópias
Voices & Visions (1997) 6 cópias
OEUVRES SYLVIA PLATH (2011) 6 cópias
Daddy [poem] (1965) 6 cópias
Luulet (1990) 4 cópias
Beirazko kanpaia (2022) 3 cópias
Ariel ve Seçme Şiirler (2014) 3 cópias
Max Nix (1996) 3 cópias
Mirror {poem} (1966) 3 cópias
Mrs Cherry's Kitchen (2007) 3 cópias
Gunlukler (2012) 2 cópias
Liebesgedichte (2009) 2 cópias
La ira del águila (1987) 2 cópias
Fiesta Melons 2 cópias
Lyonnesse: Poems, (1971) 2 cópias
Two Poems (1980) 2 cópias
Noční tance (2002) 2 cópias
Noveller 1 exemplar(es)
Crystal gazer and other poems (1971) 1 exemplar(es)
Kiraz Hanim'in Mutfagi (2015) 1 exemplar(es)
Poesia reunida 1 exemplar(es)
Espejo 1 exemplar(es)
The Colussus 1 exemplar(es)
Ariel și alte poeme 1 exemplar(es)
Autore donna (2004) 1 exemplar(es)
METHOD AND MADNESS (1976) 1 exemplar(es)
Two uncollected poems (1980) 1 exemplar(es)
Morning Song {poem} 1 exemplar(es)
Godziny nad ranem (1995) 1 exemplar(es)
Pursuit 1 exemplar(es)
Wreath for a Bridal (1970) 1 exemplar(es)
POEMS OF SYLVIA PLATH 1 exemplar(es)
L'Ombre 1 exemplar(es)
Initiation 1 exemplar(es)
Plath Sylvia 1 exemplar(es)
Plath, Sylvia Archive 1 exemplar(es)
The green rock 1 exemplar(es)
Sylvia Plath versei (2002) 1 exemplar(es)
Child: [poem] 1 exemplar(es)
Le rêve de Max (2012) 1 exemplar(es)
Uncollected poems 1 exemplar(es)
Fear of Flying (1973) 1 exemplar(es)
Million dollar month (1971) 1 exemplar(es)
Above the oxbow 1 exemplar(es)
Letters of Sylvia Plath 1 exemplar(es)
The colossus. Poems 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Contribuinte — 1,261 cópias
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contribuinte, algumas edições917 cópias
Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas (2004) — Contribuinte — 757 cópias
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry (1990) — Contribuinte — 751 cópias
The Assassin's Cloak: An Anthology of the World's Greatest Diarists (2000) — Contribuinte, algumas edições551 cópias
American Gothic Tales (1996) — Contribuinte — 459 cópias
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (1954) — Contribuinte, algumas edições443 cópias
The Norton Book of Women's Lives (1993) — Contribuinte — 412 cópias
Literature: The Human Experience (2006) — Contribuinte — 341 cópias
The Portable Sixties Reader (2002) — Contribuinte — 327 cópias
The Penguin Book of Women Poets (1978) — Contribuinte — 297 cópias
The Faber Book of Modern Verse (1936) — Contribuinte, algumas edições286 cópias
The New Poetry (1962) — Contribuinte — 268 cópias
The Penguin Book of Contemporary Verse (1950) — Contribuinte, algumas edições264 cópias
British Poetry Since 1945 (1970) — Contribuinte, algumas edições167 cópias
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Contribuinte — 162 cópias
The Faber Book of Beasts (1997) — Contribuinte — 141 cópias
No More Masks! An Anthology of Poems by Women (1973) — Contribuinte — 123 cópias
The Penguin Book of Women's Humour (1996) — Contribuinte — 118 cópias
Emergency Kit (1996) — Contribuinte, algumas edições108 cópias
Poems from the Women's Movement (2009) — Contribuinte — 107 cópias
The Everyman Anthology of Poetry for Children (1994) — Contribuinte — 72 cópias
Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths (1684) — Contribuinte — 68 cópias
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Contribuinte — 68 cópias
The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink (2012) — Contribuinte — 63 cópias
The Vintage Book of American Women Writers (2011) — Contribuinte — 56 cópias
Lament for the Makers: A Memorial Anthology (1996) — Contribuinte — 50 cópias
The Faber Book of Gardens (2007) — Contribuinte — 45 cópias
Science Fiction (1973) — Autor — 40 cópias
The Oxford Book of English Love Stories (1996) — Contribuinte — 35 cópias
60 Years of American Poetry (1996) — Contribuinte — 28 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 1973 (1973) — Contribuinte — 23 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 1969 (1969) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
Women on Nature (2021) — Contribuinte — 21 cópias
AQA Anthology (2002) — Autor, algumas edições19 cópias
Loss: An Anthology (1997) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
Modern Poets: Four (1968) — Autor — 17 cópias
Fairy Poems (2023) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
Modern Women Poets (2005) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Of Leaf and Flower: Stories and Poems for Gardeners (2001) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Poetry anthology (2000) — Contribuinte, algumas edições6 cópias
The Bell Jar [1979 film] (1979) — Autor — 5 cópias
Modern Short Stories in English (Literature for Life) (1993) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 4, December 1976 (1976) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
American Short Stories (Oxford Literature Resources) (1992) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Winter's Tales 15 (1969) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Fyra amerikanska klassiker från Novellix (2017) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
In'hui, No.9 — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Månen : fra den indre verden til det ydre rum (2018) — Autor, algumas edições1 exemplar(es)
Manpareka Kehi Kavita (2001) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Hughes, Sylvia Plath
Outros nomes
Lucas, Victoria
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de enterro
Heptonstall Parish Churchyard, West Yorkshire, England, UK,
Local de nascimento
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Local de falecimento
London, England, UK
Causa da morte
Locais de residência
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA
Winthrop, Massachusetts, USA
Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
London, England, UK
Devon, England, UK (mostrar todas 8)
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
Smith College (AB|English|1955)
Newnham College, Cambridge (MA)
short-story writer
Hughes, Ted (echtg.)
Hughes, Frieda (dochter)
Lowell, Robert (docent)
Alvarez, Al (vriend)
Sexton, Anne (vriendin)
Glascock Poetry Prize (1955)
Fulbright Fellowship (Cambridge, 1955)
Pulitzer Prize (1982)
Pequena biografia
Sylvia Plath (October 27, 1932 – February 11, 1963) was an American poet, novelist, and short-story writer. She is credited with advancing the genre of confessional poetry and is best known for two of her published collections, The Colossus and Other Poems and Ariel, as well as The Bell Jar, a semi-autobiographical novel published shortly before her death. In 1981 The Collected Poems were published, including many previously unpublished works. For this collection Plath was awarded a posthumous Pulitzer Prize in Poetry in 1982, making her the first to receive this honour posthumously.

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Plath studied at Smith College in Massachusetts and at Newnham College in Cambridge, England. She married fellow poet Ted Hughes in 1956, and they lived together in the United States and then in England. They had two children before separating in 1962.

Plath was clinically depressed for most of her adult life, and was treated multiple times with electroconvulsive therapy. She died by suicide in 1963.
Aviso de desambiguação
Also published under the name Sylvia Plath Hughes and Victoria Lucas.

Please do not combine this author page with the author page for Plath, as there are other authors with that surname. thank you.



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#687 in our old book database. Not rated.
villemezbrown | outras 50 resenhas | Apr 19, 2024 |
#682 in our old book database. Not rated.
villemezbrown | outras 500 resenhas | Apr 19, 2024 |
I have great respect for the way the theme of mental illness is harshly portrayed in this book, only I wish it had been a little less abrupt in its execution. Mental illness is a lifelong battle (I would know), and although I understand it wasn't always well understood (and still isn't, really), I just think Esther Greenwood a bit too spiteful in the handling of her situation. If she were a more active participant in her healing, she might have met with better results.
TheBooksofWrath | outras 500 resenhas | Apr 18, 2024 |


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