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  The Bell Jar Plath was a poet but is known to many for this largely autobiographical novel. The Bell Jar tells the story of a gifted young woman's mental breakdown beginning during a summer internship as a junior editor at a magazine in New York City in the early 1950s. The real Plath committed... Read more

  The Collected Poems Sylvia Plath died in 1963, and even now her outsize persona threatens to bury her poetry--the numerous biographies and studies often drawing the reader toward anecdote and away from the work. It's a relief to turn to the poems themselves and once more be jolted by their strange beauty, hard-wrought... Read more

  The Journals of Sylvia Plath No other major contemporary American writer has inspired such intense curiosity about her life as Sylvia Plath. Now the intimate and eloquent personal diaries of the twentieth century's most important female poet reveal for the first time the true story behind "The Bell Jar" and her tragic suicide... Read more

  Ariel Sylvia Plath churned out her final poems at the remarkable rate of two or three a day, and Robert Lowell describes them as written by "hardly a person at all ... but one of those super-real, hypnotic, great classical heroines." Even more remarkable, she wrote them during one of the... Read more

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    Sylvia Plath Forum - Bibliography, photographs, sound files, FAQ (Requently Asked Questions), relevant links, analysis of selected poems, news and a moderated forum for posting Plath information.

    Lucy's Sylvia Plath - News, poem transcripts and extracts from The Bell Jar, bibliography and resources, annotated guide to people and places, Plath quotes, photographs and relevant links.

    Pegasos' Sylvia Plath - Brief biographical detail and career overview, selected bibliography of works including titles published in Finland.

    My Tribute To Plath - Personal Homepage. Small collection of poem transcripts.

    Mirror - Critical analysis of the poem, biographical information and feedback form for further discussion.

    A Wind Of Such Violence - A collection of over 200 transcripts of Plath's poems. Poem list can be sorted in alphabetical or chronological order.

    Beckmann's Sylvia Plath - A comprehensive page on Plath and her writing, including biographical and bibliographical information, a selection of online texts, critical appreciations, photographs and other materials.

    This is the light of the mind - Detailed biographical information, plot analysis of The Bell Jar, categorised bibliography, relevant links and comprehensive collection of photographs including cover art.

    Academy of American Poets' Sylvia Plath - Entry includes biographical information, transcriptions of Daddy, Lady Lazarus and Morning Song, selected bibliography and links to relevant sites.

    Sylvia Plath Study Resources - Brief overview of Plath's life and links to relevant articles and sites. Synopsis of The Bell Jar and teacher's guide to further reading. Student and teacher comments on the book, audio files of Plath reading The Stones and Daddy and requests for study assistance message section.

    Plath Pages - Personal Homepage. Annotated bibliographies of works by and about Plath including criticism and anthologies. Where possible links to online transcriptions are provided.

    Dmashaye's Sylvia Plath - Selection of poem transcripts, biographical information and background to The Bell Jar, collection of relevant links.

    Winter Trees: A Page of Sylvia Plath - Selection of poems written during the last year of Plath's life, brief biography and some photographs.

    Personal Influences on Sylvia Plath's Writing - Brief essay considers the possible effects of events ihn Plath's life and how she may have used these in her writing.

    MP3 Literature : Sylvia Plath - Biographical information and brief discussion of Plath's writing. A selection of poems in MP3 and Real Audio format.

    Emily Pollard's Complete List of Sylvia Plath Links - Categorised into comprehensive, smaller/incomplete, primarily poems, articles and resources, essays and criticism, languages other than English and miscellany. Includes information for the Sylvia Plath Mailing List and archive access.

    Unhappy Girl : Sylvia Plath - Biography, small selection of poems, picture gallery of black and white (mainly early) images, message board and survey.

    Plath and Sexton - A Comparison - Brief essay compares the striking similarities in Sylvia Plath's Daddy and Anne Sexton's My Friend, My Friend. Includes a link to critics opinions of the two poems.

    Cheryb's Sylvia Plath - Photograph, brief description and link to further biographical information.

    Sylvia Plath biography - Brief overview of her life and work.

    The Bell Jar (by Sylvia Plath): A Sample Journal - Summary of characters, setting, style, structure and themes in The Bell Jar and a brief essay on dualities in the novel (by teacher Stephanie Kight).


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