By 1950, fresh out of high school, young Sylvia Plath had published her work in magazines read by thousands of people all over America.
By 1953, she’d made her first documented suicide attempt.
By the time she took her own life at age thirty, Plath had finished a surprising amount of fiction and poetry. At an age when most poets are just beginning to find their feet, she’d already gouged a legacy for herself out of the history of English literature. Her works are still read, discussed, and debated today. [Read more...]