Sylvia Plath


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Birth Name: Sylvia Plath
Born: 10/27/1932
Birth Place: Winthrop, Massachusetts, USA
Death Place: London, England, GB
Died: 02/11/1963

Sylvia Plath was born on Oct. 27, 1932, in Boston, MA, the oldest child of entomologist and author Otto Plath and his wife, Aurelia. Her father died of complications of diabetes when Plath was eight years old, so she moved with her mother and younger brother to Winthrop, MA to live with her maternal grandparents. For Plath, her father's death and the resulting move to Winthrop was a dividing line between her childhood and the rest of her life. She began writing around this same age, and by the time she entered Smith College in 1950, she had written over 50 short stories and scores of poems, and had already been published in numerous magazines. At Smith, Plath lived up to the great expectatio... Continue Bio >>


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