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Sylvia Plath (1932–1963)

Autor(a) de The Bell Jar

132+ Works 48,533 Membros 690 Críticas 354 Favorited

About the Author

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 por Sylvia Plath

The Bell Jar (1963) 28,405 exemplares, 505 críticas
Ariel (1965) 4,186 exemplares, 52 críticas
Sylvia Plath: The Collected Poems (1981) 3,998 exemplares, 21 críticas
The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath (2000) 2,732 exemplares, 19 críticas
Ariel: The Restored Edition (2004) 1,578 exemplares, 18 críticas
The Colossus and Other Poems (1960) 1,250 exemplares, 13 críticas
The Journals of Sylvia Plath {abridged} (1982) 818 exemplares, 5 críticas
Letters Home (1975) 788 exemplares, 4 críticas
Crossing the Water (1971) 605 exemplares, 5 críticas
Sylvia Plath: Poems Selected by Ted Hughes (1985) 404 exemplares, 3 críticas
Plath: Poems (1994) 384 exemplares
Winter Trees (1972) 342 exemplares, 3 críticas
Mary Ventura and The Ninth Kingdom (2019) 267 exemplares, 8 críticas
The Bed Book (1976) 240 exemplares, 5 críticas
The It-Doesn't-Matter Suit (1996) 129 exemplares, 6 críticas
The Letters of Sylvia Plath Volume 1: 1940-1956 (2017) 124 exemplares, 3 críticas
Sylvia Plath: Drawings (2011) 102 exemplares, 3 críticas
Three Women (1976) 40 exemplares, 1 crítica
Lady Lazarus e altre poesie (1986) 39 exemplares, 1 crítica
Sylvia Plath Reads (1992) 36 exemplares
I capolavori (2004) 16 exemplares
26 poesie (Italian language) (1998) 10 exemplares
Daddy [poem] (1965) 6 exemplares
Diários 19501962 (Portuguese Edition) (2021) 6 exemplares, 1 crítica
OEUVRES SYLVIA PLATH (2011) 6 exemplares
Voices & Visions (1997) 6 exemplares
Antología poética (Los ineludibles) (2018) 4 exemplares, 1 crítica
Luulet (1990) 4 exemplares
Mad Girl's Love Song 4 exemplares
3 storie per bambini 3 exemplares
Beirazko kanpaia (2022) 3 exemplares
Mirror {poem} (1966) 3 exemplares
Max Nix (1996) 3 exemplares
Ariel ve Seçme Şiirler (2014) 3 exemplares
Mrs Cherry's Kitchen (2007) 3 exemplares
Noveller (2022) 2 exemplares
Gunlukler (2012) 2 exemplares
Two Poems (1980) 2 exemplares
Kambana e qelqtë 2 exemplares
La ira del águila (1987) 2 exemplares
Fiesta Melons 2 exemplares
Liebesgedichte (2009) 2 exemplares
Lyonnesse: Poems, (1971) 2 exemplares
Noční tance (2002) 2 exemplares
Espejo 1 exemplar, 1 crítica
Kiraz Hanim'in Mutfagi (2015) 1 exemplar
The Colussus 1 exemplar
Poesia reunida 1 exemplar
Autore donna (2004) 1 exemplar
Million dollar month (1971) 1 exemplar
Above the oxbow 1 exemplar
Two uncollected poems (1980) 1 exemplar
Godziny nad ranem (1995) 1 exemplar
Pursuit 1 exemplar
The green rock 1 exemplar
Sylvia Plath versei (2002) 1 exemplar
METHOD AND MADNESS (1976) 1 exemplar
Le rêve de Max (2012) 1 exemplar
Wreath for a Bridal (1970) 1 exemplar
Child: [poem] 1 exemplar
Fear of Flying (1973) 1 exemplar
Plath Sylvia 1 exemplar
Initiation 1 exemplar, 1 crítica
Uncollected poems 1 exemplar
L'Ombre 1 exemplar, 1 crítica

Associated Works

The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Contribuidor — 1,276 exemplares, 9 críticas
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contribuidor, algumas edições935 exemplares, 7 críticas
Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas (2004) — Contribuidor — 774 exemplares, 11 críticas
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry (1990) — Contribuidor — 766 exemplares, 3 críticas
Sisterhood Is Powerful: An Anthology of Writings from the Women's Liberation Movement (1970) — Contribuidor — 578 exemplares, 3 críticas
The Assassin's Cloak: An Anthology of the World's Greatest Diarists (2000) — Contribuidor, algumas edições560 exemplares, 8 críticas
American Gothic Tales (1996) — Contribuidor — 465 exemplares, 5 críticas
World Poetry: An Anthology of Verse from Antiquity to Our Time (1998) — Contribuidor — 452 exemplares, 1 crítica
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (1954) — Contribuidor, algumas edições450 exemplares, 2 críticas
The Norton Book of Women's Lives (1993) — Contribuidor — 413 exemplares, 1 crítica
Literature: The Human Experience (2006) — Contribuidor — 342 exemplares
The Portable Sixties Reader (2002) — Contribuidor — 330 exemplares, 2 críticas
The Penguin Book of Women Poets (1978) — Contribuidor — 299 exemplares
The Faber Book of Modern Verse (1936) — Contribuidor, algumas edições291 exemplares, 2 críticas
The New Poetry (1962) — Contribuidor — 271 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Penguin Book of Contemporary Verse (1950) — Contribuidor, algumas edições267 exemplares, 3 críticas
British Poetry Since 1945 (1970) — Contribuidor, algumas edições167 exemplares, 2 críticas
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Contribuidor — 164 exemplares, 2 críticas
Poetry Speaks Expanded: Hear Poets Read Their Own Work from Tennyson to Plath (2007) — Contribuidor — 152 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Graphic Canon, Vol. 3: From Heart of Darkness to Hemingway to Infinite Jest (2013) — Contribuidor — 150 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Faber Book of Beasts (1997) — Contribuidor — 141 exemplares, 1 crítica
An American Album: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Harper's Magazine (2000) — Contribuidor — 134 exemplares, 1 crítica
No More Masks! An Anthology of Poems by Women (1973) — Contribuidor — 124 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Women's Humour (1996) — Contribuidor — 120 exemplares
Emergency Kit (1996) — Contribuidor, algumas edições110 exemplares, 1 crítica
Poems from the Women's Movement (2009) — Contribuidor — 109 exemplares
The Everyman Anthology of Poetry for Children (1994) — Contribuidor — 73 exemplares
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Contribuidor — 69 exemplares, 1 crítica
Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths (1684) — Contribuidor — 69 exemplares, 2 críticas
The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink (2012) — Contribuidor — 64 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Vintage Book of American Women Writers (2011) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
Lament for the Makers: A Memorial Anthology (1996) — Contribuidor — 52 exemplares, 1 crítica
Cape Cod Stories: Tales from Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha's Vineyard (1996) — Contribuidor — 52 exemplares, 5 críticas
The Faber Book of Gardens (2007) — Contribuidor — 45 exemplares, 2 críticas
Science Fiction (1973) — Autor — 40 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Oxford Book of English Love Stories (1996) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
60 Years of American Poetry (1996) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Best American Short Stories 1973 (1973) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Women on Nature (2021) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1969 (1969) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
AQA Anthology (2002) — Autor, algumas edições19 exemplares
Loss: An Anthology (1997) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Fairy Poems (2023) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Modern Poets: Four (1968) — Autor — 17 exemplares
Possibilities of Poetry: An Anthology of American Contemporaries (1970) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares, 1 crítica
Modern Women Poets (2005) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Of Leaf and Flower: Stories and Poems for Gardeners (2001) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Die englische Literatur in Text und Darstellung, 20 Jhdt.II (2001) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Poetry anthology (2000) — Contribuidor, algumas edições6 exemplares
The Bell Jar [1979 film] (1979) — Autor — 5 exemplares
Modern Short Stories in English (Literature for Life) (1993) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 4, December 1976 (1976) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
American Short Stories (Oxford Literature Resources) (1992) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Winter's Tales 15 (1969) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Tri-Quarterly 7, Fall 1966 (1966) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Fyra amerikanska klassiker från Novellix (2017) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
In'hui, No.9 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Månen : fra den indre verden til det ydre rum (2018) — Autor, algumas edições1 exemplar, 1 crítica
Manpareka Kehi Kavita (2001) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Hughes, Sylvia Plath
Outros nomes
Lucas, Victoria
Data de nascimento
1932-10-27
Data de falecimento
1963-02-11
Localização do túmulo
Heptonstall Parish Churchyard, West Yorkshire, England, UK,
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Local de falecimento
London, England, UK
Causa da morte
suicide
Locais de residência
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA
Winthrop, Massachusetts, USA
Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
London, England, UK
Devon, England, UK (mostrar todos 8)
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
Educação
Smith College (AB|English|1955)
Newnham College, Cambridge (MA)
Ocupações
poet
teacher
novelist
short-story writer
Relações
Hughes, Ted (echtg.)
Hughes, Frieda (dochter)
Lowell, Robert (docent)
Alvarez, Al (vriend)
Sexton, Anne (vriendin)
Prémios e menções honrosas
Glascock Poetry Prize (1955)
Fulbright Fellowship (Cambridge, 1955)
Pulitzer Prize (1982)

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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.
Nota 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.

Membros

Discussions

the bell jar em Club Read 2023 (Julho 2023)
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Críticas

Resonated with me soooo much! I am in love with this book and Plath's writing!
 
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tobeawhisper | 504 outras críticas | Jul 9, 2024 |
Haunting, tragic, and so very compelling. There’s not much to say except that this classic is a must-read. It really gives further context to Plath’s ultimate demise.
 
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EnchantedCabin | 504 outras críticas | Jul 8, 2024 |
Where do I begin with this book? At first I was skeptical of the plot and the protagonist...but the more I read the more I became emotionally invested in the story.

This book touches on so many topics, it's impossible to label just one single theme. Mental illness, feminism, reality v. dreaming, and just the overall addressing of the state run mental institutions are still so relevant to today. Additionally having lost my grandmother to dementia and Alzheimer's disease...this book hit close to home for me and help me to better understand , even through an unreliable narrator, what a person goes through when "loosing" one's mind.

I highly recommend this book!!!
… (mais)
 
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prebs29 | 504 outras críticas | Jul 6, 2024 |
Terrifying to admit but Sylvia feels the way I do and expresses it the way I wish I could.
 
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Louisasbookclub | 504 outras críticas | Jun 30, 2024 |

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Frieda Hughes Foreword
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Bernard Bergonzi Contributor
Richard Kell Contributor
Donna Muir Cover artist
Adriana Bottini Translator
W.A. Dorsman-Vos Translator
Anna Ravano Translator
Lois Ames Biographical Note
Reinhard Kaiser Translator
Claudio Gorlier Afterword
Willy Fleckhaus Cover designer
Robert Lowell Foreword
Sarah Young Cover artist
Erich Fried Translator
Alissa Walser Übersetzer
Quentin Blake Illustrator
Eva Demski Translator
David Roberts Illustrator
Anuska Allepuz Illustrator
Catherine Cronin Rights manager
Tracey Tomlin Picture editor
Darren Gavigan Production
Dave Hall Subeditor
Pas Paschali Production editor
Gavin Brammall Art director
Nicholas Wroe Series editor
John Spencer Illustrator
Barry Moser Illustrator

Estatísticas

Obras
132
Also by
63
Membros
48,533
Popularidade
#324
Avaliação
4.0
Críticas
690
ISBN
609
Línguas
32
Marcado como favorito
354

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