Sylvia Plath<br />Created By: William Mathis<br />
Early Life<br />Born : October 27th 1932 in Boston, Mass.<br />Father : Otto Plath<br />Mother : Aurelia Plath<br />Father Died at eight years old.<br />First Poem: 8 and half years old<br />Image from: Microsoft Clipart<br />Information found at : http://www.notablebiographies.com/Pe-Pu/Plath-Sylvia.html<br />
Major Works<br />Her two best known poems : “Daddy”, “Lady Lazarus”<br />Only Novel : The Bell Jar<br />Wrote man journals in life time. <br />All Information found at http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/splath.htm<br />
Attempted Suicide<br />Age 20 : first attempt at suicide with pills<br />Attempted suicide twice before the age of 31.<br />Suffered from depression.<br />Info from http://www.gradesaver.com/author/sylvia-plath/ <br />Image From : Microsoft Clipart<br />
The Bell Jar<br />Only novel that Plath wrote.<br />Deals with Esther Greenwood <br />Follows the dive into insanity.<br />Deals with frailty of the human mind. <br />Suicide, death and rape.<br />Information from :http://www.gradesaver.com/the-bell-jar/study-guide/short-summary/<br />Image from: Microsoft Clipart<br />
The Bell Jar:A Semi autobiography<br />The Bell Jar- is a very transparent telling of Plath’s life.<br />Allusion to many real people in Plath’s life.<br />Including- her doctor, her patrons and teachers in Plath’s past.<br />Esther Greenwood (Main character of the novel) also works for the same magazine as Plath as well as attaining similar scholarships.<br />Information from: http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/belljar/<br />
Ted Hughes<br />Plath’s First Husband<br />British Poet Laureate 1984-1998<br />Was married to Plath from 1956 to 1963<br />Information and Image from : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Hughes<br />
AssiaWevill<br />Plath’s Husband ,Ted Hughes, left Plath for Wevill.<br />The affair has been attributed to the suicide of Plath.<br />Information from: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2006/ct/19/biography.tedhughes<br />Image from: Microsoft Clipart<br />
Death<br />London on February 11, 1963<br />Plath Commited Suicide<br />Left two children Frieda and Nicholas in their bedroom<br />Provided food and drink for them.<br />Had head in oven with gas spouts on.<br />Found by her nurse the following morning.<br />Information from : http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/splath.htm<br />
Hughes’s Controversy<br />Ted Hughes has, usually by feminists and American Plath fans, been considered Plath’s murderer.<br />Controversially destroyed Plath’s journals detailing the last months of their relationship.<br />Believed to maybe entail her thoughts on his infidelity.<br />Information from :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Hughes#Career<br />
Grave<br />Buried – February 1963. <br />Last name Hughes is generally chiseled off.<br />Supporters who think that Hughes killed Plath do this. <br />Information from: http://www.poetsgraves.co.uk/plath.htm<br />Image used with Creative commons from: <br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenniferboyer/5255041836/sizes/z/in/photostream/<br />
Full List of Lifetime Works<br />Poetry collections<br />The Colossus and Other Poems (1960)<br />Ariel (1961–1965)<br />Three Women: A Monologue for Three Voices (1968)<br />Crossing the Water (1971)<br />Winter Trees (1971)<br />The Collected Poems (1981)<br />Selected Poems (1985)<br />Plath: Poems (1998)<br />Sylvia Plath Reads, Harper Audio (2000) (Audio)<br />Collected prose and novels<br />The Bell Jar: A novel (1963), under the pseudonym "Victoria Lucas"<br />Letters Home: Correspondence 1950–1963 (1975)<br />Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams: Short Stories, Prose, and Diary Excerpts (1977)<br />The Journals of Sylvia Plath (1982)<br />The Magic Mirror (published 1989), Plath's Smith College senior thesis<br />The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath, edited by Karen V. Kukil (2000)<br />Children's books<br />The Bed Book (1976)<br />The It-Doesn't-Matter-Suit (1996)<br />Collected Children's Stories (UK, 2001)<br />Mrs. Cherry's Kitchen (2001)<br />List from : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvia_Plath<br />
AssiaWevill’s Death<br />23 March 1969<br />Killed herself as well as her four year old daughter, Shura<br />Committed the suicide by placing a mattress in the oven and turning on all the gas valves.<br />Brought into question Hughes husbandry. <br />Image from : Microsoft Clipart<br />Information from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assia_Wevill<br />
Nicholas Plath<br />Also committed suicide on March 23rd, 2009.<br />Not married, no kids and also battled depression. <br />Occurred forty six years after his mothers death.<br />Hanged himself in his own home.<br />Information from: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article5956380.ece<br />
Frieda Hughes<br />The only surviving child of Hughes and Plath’s<br />Also a poet and works on BBC radio.<br />Also has written a series of children’s books.<br />Still living today.<br />Information from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frieda_Hughes<br />Image From: http://shrimplate.blogspot.com/2008/02/sunday-plath-nursing-drug-books.html<br />
Notas del editor
Father’s dead inspiredgreif anger and fear in her, haunted her the rest of her life. First Poem was published in the boston herald.
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