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Sylvia Plath

Sylvia PlathBorn: 27-Oct-1932
Birthplace: Boston, MA
Died: 11-Feb-1963
Location of death: London, England
Cause of death: Suicide
Remains: Buried, St. Thomas Beckett and St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Heptonstall, West Yorkshire, England

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Poet

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Daddy

Father: Otto Plath (entomologist, Professor of Biology at Boston University, d. 1940 diabetes)
Mother: Aurelia Schoeber
Brother: Warren (younger)
Husband: Ted Hughes (poet, m. 16-Jun-1956, two children)
Son: Nicholas Hughes (zoologist, d. 16-Mar-2009 suicide)
Daughter: Frieda Hughes (m. artist Laszlo Lukacs)

    High School: Wellesley High School, Wellesley, MA
    University: BA, Smith College (1955)
    University: MA English, Newnham College, Cambridge University (1956-)

    Mademoiselle
    Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1982 for Collected Poems (posthumous)
    Fulbright
    Tonsillectomy
    Shock Treatment
    Suicide Attempt 24-Aug-1953
    Nervous Breakdown
    Raped 1954 (while attending Harvard Summer School)
    Appendectomy Feb-1960
    Autopsy
    German Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Depression, Insomnia, Appendicitis, Tonsillitis

Author of books:
The Colossus and Other Poems (1960, poetry)
The Bell Jar (1963, novel)
Ariel (1965, poetry)
Crossing the Water (1971, poetry)
Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams and Other Prose Writings (1977, collection)
Collected Poems (1981, poetry)


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