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Plath, Sylvia

  • By: Danielle Antoinette Hidalgo
  • In: Encyclopedia of Motherhood
  • Edited by: Andrea O'Reilly
  • Subject:Sociology of Gender, Parenting, Maternal Health

Born in the Jamaica Plain section of Boston, Massachusetts, on October 27, 1932, Sylvia Plath has been described as an extremely important voice of her generation. As a poet and writer, she received numerous awards for her work throughout her lifetime and after her death. Beginning in her teenage years, she wrote a vast amount of poetry and prose, publishing much of this work in literary and popular magazines. In addition to her early publications, her main contributions are The Colossus and Other Poems (1960); Ariel (1965); Crossing the Water (1971); Winter Trees (1972); The Bell Jar (1963); Letters Home by Sylvia Plath, Correspondence1950–1963 (1975); Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams and Other Prose Writings (1977); and The Collected Poems (1981). Her literary ...

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