On #ThisDayinHistory 1932, poet Sylvia Plath was born in Boston. Her father, a German immigrant, was a professor of biology and a leading expert on bumblebees who insisted his wife give up teaching to raise their two children #AceHistoryNews

#AceHistoryNews – Oct.27: Sylvia was an outstanding student…..She won a scholarship to Smith, published her first short story, “Sunday at the Mintons,” in Mademoiselle while she was still in college, and won a summer job as “guest managing editor” at the magazine #AceHistoryDesk reports

After the job ended, she suffered a nervous breakdown, tried to commit suicide, and was hospitalised………..She returned to school to finish her senior year, won a Fulbright to England, and went to Cambridge after graduation, where she met poet Ted Hughes in February 1956……….They married four months later…….Plath took a job teaching at Smith, which she kept for a year before quitting to write full time…………After her marriage broke up due to Hughes’s infidelity, she moved to London and wrote dozens of her best poems in the winter of 1962…..Her only novel, The Bell Jar, a semi-autobiographical account of a college girl who works at a magazine in New York and suffers a breakdown, was published in early 1963 but received mediocre reviews……………..With sick children, frozen pipes, and a severe case of depression, Plath took her own life in February 1963 at age 30………..Hughes edited several volumes of her poetry, which appeared after her death, including Ariel, Crossing the Water, and Collected Poems, which won the 1982 Pulitzer Prize. #SylviaPlath #LiteraryHistory #Poetry #Author #AceHistoryNews reports are provided by Sterling Publishing & Media News

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