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Sylvia Plath

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Sylvia Plath
The Life of...

Spoiler Alert: She dies.
Sylvia Plath was born Oct. 27, 1932
1940, her dad died; she had her first poem published
1950, graduated high school; started attending Smith College
Attended Cambridge, Met Ted Hughes
The Art of...
The Death of...
Preoccupation with Death: Lady Lazarus and Daddy

Acclaimed Artist:
published by the time she was just 8 years old.
around the age of 15, she received the 'Scholastic Art and Writing Award' for the painting:

first collection, 'The Colossus & Other Poems' published 1960
Major Works: Ariel & The Bell Jar
Children's author
Like many artists, Plath didn't stick to just one medium
The Todd of...
The Bell Jar

The Catcher in the Rye-esque
The Accolades of...
Numerous Academic Scholarships
won a writing contest, winning a guest-editor position at Mademoiselle
Various Writing Awards
Posthumously Awarded Pulitzer Prize in 1982
Post Modernism
Is an art, like everything else
I do it exceptionally well
-Lady Lazarus

The Troubles of...
Multiple suicide attempts
1962, discovers husbands affair
Suffered breakdowns
Died 1963, third attempt at suicide

He says, She says
Begins where WWII ends, possibly ended pre-9/11
"Disjunction; the sense that the parts can never form a unified whole."
The Feminism of... ?
Is Plath a Feminist?
If so, what makes her a feminist
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