Sylvia Plath death , Obituary : Cause of Death.
“Remember, remember, this is now, and now, and now. Live it, feel it, cling to it. I want to become acutely aware of all I’ve taken for granted.” – Sylvia Plath
Celebrating trailblazer of confessional poetry and prose, Sylvia Plath, born today on October 27, 1932. Publishing her first poem at the age of 8, and having won numerous awards for her published stories and poetry in national magazines while still in her teens, Plath became one of the most acclaimed and prolific poets of the 20th century. Battling severe depression, she attempted suicide for the first time at the age of 20, and survived. A decade later, she tragically took her own life at the age of 30 on February 11, 1963. By that time Plath already had a following in the literary community, and “in the ensuing years her work attracted the attention of a multitude of readers, who saw in her singular verse an attempt to catalogue despair, violent emotion, and obsession with death.” Plath is remembered for Ariel, Colossus, and her only published novel, The Bell Jar. She was the first person to be posthumously awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her Collected Poems.
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