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Sylvia Plath

Birthdate: 27. October 1932
Date of death: 11. February 1963
Other names: سیلویا پلات

Sylvia Plath was an American poet, novelist, and short story writer. Born in Boston, she studied at Smith College and Newnham College at the University of Cambridge before receiving acclaim as a poet and writer. She married fellow poet Ted Hughes in 1956, and they lived together in the United States and then in England. They had two children, Frieda and Nicholas, before separating in 1962.

Plath was clinically depressed for most of her adult life, and was treated multiple times with electroconvulsive therapy . She committed suicide in 1963.

Plath 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, and The Bell Jar, a semi-autobiographical novel published shortly before her death. In 1982, she won a posthumous Pulitzer Prize for The Collected Poems.

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The Bell Jar
The Bell Jar
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Ariel
Ariel
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Crossing the Water
Crossing the Water
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Quotes Sylvia Plath

Citát „let me live, love, and say it well in good sentences“

„let me live, love, and say it well in good sentences“

—  Sylvia Plath

Source: The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

„I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart: I am, I am, I am.“

—  Sylvia Plath, book The Bell Jar

Variant: I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart: I am, I am, I am.
Source: The Bell Jar (1963), Ch. 20

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„Kiss me, and you will see how important I am.“

—  Sylvia Plath

Variant: Kiss me and you will see how important I am.
Source: The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

„Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously near to wanting nothing.“

—  Sylvia Plath

Draft of letter to Richard Sassoon (December 1955), quoted in Joyce Carol Oates, "Raising Lady Lazarus," The New York Times (2000-11-05) http://www.nytimes.com/books/00/11/05/reviews/001105.05oatest.html
Variant: Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing.

„I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;
I lift my lids and all is born again.“

—  Sylvia Plath, book The Bell Jar

"Mad Girl's Love Song" http://www.angelfire.com/tn/plath/madgirl.html (1953) from Collected Poems (1981)
Variant: I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my eyes and all is born again.
Source: The Bell Jar

„Is there no way out of the mind?“

—  Sylvia Plath

Variant: Is there no way out of the mind?

„I desire the things which will destroy me in the end.“

—  Sylvia Plath

Journal entry from July 1950 – 1953, page 63 of the original, page 55 of the collection
Source: The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

„I like people too much or not at all. I've got to go down deep, to fall into people, to really know them.“

—  Sylvia Plath

Variant: Then it hit me and I just blurted, 'I like people too much or not at all. I've got to go down deep, to fall into people, to really know them.
Source: The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

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