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Sylvia Plath Suicide Anniversary

Surviving The Bell Jar... And Then What?

Amanda Duberman | Posted 04.13.2013 | Women
Amanda Duberman

Does the persistent resonance of The Bell Jar, and of Plath's life itself, represent a literary achievement, or a cultural failure?

PHOTOS: What You Don't Know About Sylvia Plath

Carl Rollyson | Posted 04.13.2013 | Books
Carl Rollyson

When I began work on my biography of Sylvia Plath, I was determined to depict a joyous, triumphant side of her that is at odds with the legend of the doomed, suicidal poet.