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SYLVIA PLATH : HALF-A-CENTURY !

February 13th 2013 21:12
SYLVIA PLATH.
SYLVIA PLATH : MORE FAMOUS IN DEATH THAN LIFE !




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'' I DESIRE OF THINGS THAT WILL DESTROY ME AT THE END. ''

Sylvia Plath.

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It has been 50yrs since Sylvia Plath's death.And,rarely a poet after death, gains as much fame and critical acclaim as Sylvia has over these years and continuing.

The American Poet Who Married The British Poet, Ted Hughes And Lived Mostly In And Around London During Her Most Creative Phase Of Life, Sylvia Plath Got Only A Single Book Published During Her Brief Lifetime Of Nearly 30yrs.The Published Book Was An Anthology Of Poems Titled THE COLOSSUS.

Plath kept composing poems at a rather fast pace and got them published in the noted magazines of those days.
Her Second Book Of Poetry Came After Her Death On February 11, 1963 And It Was Titled ARIEL N OTHER POEMS.

Plath Committed Suicide In One Freezing Morning On February 11, 1963 By Putting Her Head On A Gas Stove In Her Kitchen ! She Was Living Alone, Had Just Separated From Her Husband n Poet Ted Hughes, With Her Two Children, Frieda n Nick.
She had reportedly bolted the door separting her kitchen and the other room wherein sleeping were the two siblings, with wet towels . .in hope that the fire n gas wouldn't disturb her sleeping babies.She had reportedly placed the milk-bottles beside the bed in case they wake up they could have their fill and wouldn't cry.

Around afternoon people came to know that the promising young poet had choosen her end in such a numbing manner! But,people knew Plath Had Been Leading A Very Depressive Life And Had A Long History Of Mental Breakdowns Of Advanced Stage......!

Just a month before Sylvia's Death, Her Novel Titled 'THE BELL JAR' Got Published ,but,sadly,she couldn't wait to see how her stature would be skyrocketed after the novel !

Death Always Fascinated Sylvia Plath And She ,apart from the countless mentions of death or symbols/images conveying its import in her poems, Used To Relish Talking About Death And Suicide!PLATH WROTE IN HER JOURNAL HOW SHE AND THE OTHER POET, ANNE SEXTON, HAD ENJOYED TALKING ABOUT DEATH AND THEIR PREVIOUS UNSUCCESSFUL ATTEMPTS OF SUICIDES OVER MARTINI ONE EVENING AFTER THE END OF THE CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP UNDER POET,ROBERT LOWELL IN BOSTON.

Coincidently Both,PLATH n SEXTON Commited Suicide!
The End Of Confessional Poets Was In Suicides!!

Ted Hughes' Extra Marital Affairs With Ms. Wevill Must Have Taken A Rather Devastating Toll On Plath!

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SYLVIA PLATH.
SYLVIA PLATH : MASTERY OVER WEAVING PERSONAL ELEMENTS INTO POETRY!


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To be continued. . . .

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MRITYUNJAY JHA
4F,ADARSH NAGAR
SAMASTIPUR
BIHAR
INDIA.
848101.
(91) 9334411390.

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