Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath is remembered as one of the most dynamic poets of the mid-20th Century. Her poems and novel The Bell Jar typify the confessional style that was emerging in the 1950s. Highly intelligent and creative from childhood, Plath also suffered from severe depression that manifested in her early college years. Hannah and Tyler talk about her upbringing, early success, tumultuous relationship and marriage with Ted Hughes, and death at age 30.


Note to listeners: If you’re struggling with depression, thoughts of suicide, or just need someone to talk to, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at (800) 273-8255. It’s free and available 24/7.

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