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Sylvia Plath in Paris, 1956 (Gordon Lameyer). The doomed American poetess was probably on her honeymoon, and looked happy enough.

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Plath’s “Daddy”

Daddy - Sylvia Plath (pt. 1) I remember my English teacher reading this to us and suddenly understanding what it meant to be struck dumb by shock and awe.

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Sylvia: Air Art Print

And I hope we do,my darling James who could not take another day in this world.I will miss you x

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Listen: Sylvia Plath Reads “Daddy”

Historical Event: At the age of eight, Plath's father died due to his late diagnosis of diabetes. The death if her father is reflected in her works, most prevalent throughout "The Beekeeper's Daughter," "Daddy," and "Colossus." Plath did not attend the funeral, she visited the grave 19 years after his death. (https://letterpile.com/writing/Sylvia-Plath-Her-Life-and-Importance-to-American-LIterature-and-History)

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Sylvia Plath, American confessional poet and novelist - killed herself on this day in 1963, aged 30… Photo: Sylvia Plath w. Ted Hughes and his parents…

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The Bed Book: Sylvia Plath’s Vintage Poems for Kids, Illustrated by Quentin Blake

The Bed Book: Sylvia Plaths Poems for Kids, Illustrated by Quentin Blake | Brain Pickings

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