Sylvia Plath, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Sylvia Plath

American poet, novelist and short story writer

Date of Birth: 27-Oct-1932

Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Date of Death: 11-Feb-1963

Profession: writer, poet, children's writer, novelist, essayist, autobiographer, diarist

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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About Sylvia Plath

  • 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 1982, she won a posthumous Pulitzer Prize for The Collected Poems. 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 (ECT).
  • She died by suicide in 1963.

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