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Plath, Sylvia

Works: 1,860 works in 4,852 publications in 23 languages and 149,974 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  Biographies  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fictional autobiographies  Diaries  Records and correspondence  History 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Performer, Other, Illustrator, Lyricist, Contributor, Creator, zxx, Dedicatee, Bibliographic antecedent, Speaker, Composer, Correspondent, Narrator, Honoree
Classifications: PS3566.L27, 811.54
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Most widely held works by Sylvia Plath
The bell jar by Sylvia Plath( Book )

478 editions published between 1948 and 2016 in 17 languages and held by 10,837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esther Greenwood, a talented college student, finds herself estranged from her family and resigned to a conventional lifestyle and descends into depression and mental illness
The collected poems by Sylvia Plath( Book )

98 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 4,365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains in sequence all the poetry written by the author from 1956 until her death in 1963, together with fifty selections from her pre-1956 work
Ariel by Sylvia Plath( Book )

199 editions published between 1961 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 4,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forty-three poems published previously in "The New Yorker", "Poetry", and "The Observer."
Johnny Panic and the Bible of dreams : short stories, prose, and diary excerpts by Sylvia Plath( Book )

104 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories by the woman writer best known for her poetry
Crossing the water : transitional poems by Sylvia Plath( Book )

64 editions published between 1971 and 2017 in English and held by 2,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over thirty poems written by the American author in the middle period of her career
Winter trees by Sylvia Plath( Book )

59 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In de laatste maanden voor haar dood in 1963 geschreven gedichten, van de Amerikaanse auteur (1932-'63)
The colossus & other poems by Sylvia Plath( Book )

52 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in English and held by 1,870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: With this startling, exhilarating book of poems, which was first published in 1960, Sylvia Plath burst into literature with spectacular force. In such classics as "The Beekeeper's Daughter," "The Disquieting Muses," "I Want, I Want," and "Full Fathom Five," she writes about sows and skeletons, fathers and suicides, about the noisy imperatives of life and the chilly hunger for death. Graceful in their craftsmanship, wonderfully original in their imagery, and presenting layer after layer of meaning, the forty poems in The Colossus are early artifacts of genius that still possess the power to move, delight, and shock
Ariel : the restored edition by Sylvia Plath( Book )

28 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Upon the publication of her posthumous volume of poetry, Ariel, in the mid-1960s, Sylvia Plath became a household name. Readers may be surprised to learn that the draft of Ariel left behind by Sylvia Plath when she died in 1963 is different from the volume of poetry eventually published to worldwide acclaim. This facsimile edition restores, for the first time, the selection and arrangement of the poems as Sylvia Plath left them at the point of her death. In addition to the facsimile pages of Sylvia Plath's manuscript, this edition also includes in facsimile the complete working drafts of the title poem, "Ariel," in order to offer a sense of Plath's creative process, as well as notes the author made for the BBC about some of the manuscript's poems. In her insightful foreword to this volume, Frieda Hughes, Sylvia Plath's daughter, explains the reasons for the differences between the previously published edition of Ariel as edited by her father, Ted Hughes, and her mother's original version published here. With this publication, Sylvia Plath's legacy and vision will be re-evaluated in the light of her original working draft.--Book jacket
Sylvia Plath : a bibliography by Gary Lane( Book )

18 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sylvia Plath was one of the defining voices of twentieth-century poetry, and one of the most appealing: few other poets have introduced as many new readers to poetry. Though she published just one collection in her lifetime, "The Colossus", and a novel, "The Bell Jar", it was following her death in 1963 that her work began to garner the wider audience that it deserved. The manuscript that she left behind, Ariel, was published in 1965 under the editorship of her former husband, Ted Hughes, as were two later volumes, "Crossing the Water" and "Winter Trees" in 1971, which helped to make Sylvia Plath a household name. Hughes' careful curation of Plath's work extended to a "Collected Poems" and a "Selected Poems" in the 1980s, which remain in print today and stand testimony to the 'profound respect' that Frieda Hughes said her father had for her mother's work. It was not until the publication of a 'restored' "Ariel" in 2004 that readers were able to appraise Plath's own selection and arrangement of her work. This edition of the poems, chosen by the Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, offers a fresh selection of Sylvia Plath's poetry to stand in parallel to the existing editions. Introduced with an inviting preface, the book is essential reading for those new to and already familiar with the work of this most extraordinary poet."--Publisher description
Plath : poems by Sylvia Plath( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology by a poet who committed suicide. In Lady Lazarus, she wrote: "Dying / Is an art, like everything else. / I do it exceptionally well. / I do it so it feels like hell. / I do it so it feels real. / I guess you could say I've a call." A representative selection of verse by the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer who left in the wake of her personal tragedy a legacy of poems that combine terrifying intensity and dazzling artistry. With their brutally frank self-exposure and emotional immediacy, Plath's poems, from "Lady Lazarus" to "Daddy", have had an enduring influence on contemporary poetry
Sylvia Plath's Selected poems by Sylvia Plath( Book )

16 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this series, a contemporary poet advocates a poet of the past or present whom they have particularly admired. By their selection of verses and by the personal and critical reactions they express, the selectors offer intriguing insight into their own work
Gotham Ensemble plays Ned Rorem by Ned Rorem( )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ariel five poems of Sylvia Plath, for soprano, clarinet and piano by Ned Rorem( )

17 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sylvia Plath reading her poetry by Sylvia Plath( Recording )

20 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings taken from The Colessus and other poems, Ariel, Crossing the water, Letters home, and Collected poems
Symphony no. 3 ; Trumpets ; Ophelia dances ; Coursing ; Cantata ; Symphony no. 2 by Oliver Knussen( )

3 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters home : correspondence, 1950-1963 by Sylvia Plath( Book )

45 editions published between 1975 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brieven van de Amerikaanse dichteres en schrijfster (1932-1963)
The journals of Sylvia Plath by Sylvia Plath( Book )

31 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dagboekaantekeningen van de Amerikaanse schrijfster
Birthday letters by Ted Hughes( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love poems from a husband to a wife who committed suicide. The writer is poet laureate to Queen Elizabeth II. His wife, Sylvie Plath, who was also a poet, gassed herself in 1963 after writing, "Dying is an art, like everything else." The couple are still the subject of controversy in England, some claiming he drove her to it, others that she was an impossible wife
Her husband : Hughes and Plath--a marriage by Diane Wood Middlebrook( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ted Hughes married Sylvia Plath in 1956, at the outset of their brilliant careers. Plath's suicide six and a half years later, for which many held Hughes accountable, changed his life, his closest relationships, his standing in the literary world, and brought new significance to his poetry. In this new biography of their marriage, Diane Middle brook presents a portrait of Hughes as a man, as a poet, and as a husband haunted - and nourished - his entire life by the aftermath of his first marriage. How marriages fail and how men fail in marriages is one of the book's central themes. Drawing on a trove of newly available papers, Middlebrook presents Hughes as a complicated, conflicted figure: sexually magnetic, fiercely ambitious, immensely caring, and shrewd in business. She argues that Plath's suicide, though it devastated Hughes and made him vulnerable to the savage attacks of Plath's growing readership, ultimately gave him his true subject - re-creating himself for posterity through his marriage to Sylvia Plath and his struggles within his own historical circumstances
Sylvia Plath : a biography by Linda Wagner-Martin( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Given in memory of Ethel A. Tsutsui, Ph. D. and Minoru Tsutsui, Ph. D
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Hughes, Sylvia

Hughes Sylvia 1932-1963

Hughes Sylvia Plath 1932-1963

Lucas, Victoria.

Lucas Victoria 1932-1963

Phlǣt, Silwīya

Plat, Silvii︠a︡

Plat, Silʹvija 1932-1963

Plaṭ, Silviyah

Plāta, Silvija, 1932-1963

Plath Hughes Sylvia 1932-1963

Plath S. 1932-1963

Plath, Silvia 1932-1963

Plath, Sylvia 1932-1963

Plathová, Sylvia

Pulasi, Xierweiya

Silʹviâ Plat Silʹviâ 1932-1963

Silvia Plath

Silvija Plat

Silvija Plāta

Silviya Plat

Sylvia Plath American poet, novelist

Sylvia Plath American poet, novelist and short story writer

Sylvia Plath Amerikaans schrijfster

Sylvia Plath amerikai költő, író, novellista, gyerekkönyvíró

Sylvia Plath Amerikana mannaniw ken mannurat

Sylvia Plath amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Sylvia Plath amerikansk författare och poet

Sylvia Plath amerikansk skribent og poet

Sylvia Plath amerykańska poetka, pisarka i eseistka

Sylvia Plath poetessa e scrittrice statunitense

Sylvia Plathová

Σύλβια Πλαθ

Плат С. 1932-1963

Плат, Силвия, 1932-1963

Плат Сильвия 1932-1963

Силвия Плат

Силвија Плат

Сильвия Плат

Сильвія Плат

Сільвія Плат

Սիլվիա Փլաթ

היוז, סילביה

סילביה פלאת' משוררת וסופרת אמריקאית

פלאת, סילביה

פלת, סילביה, 1932-1963

سيلفيا بلاث

سیلویا پلات شاعر و نویسنده آمریکایی

سیلڤا پلاته

সিলভিয়া প্ল্যাথ American poet, novelist

ਸਿਲਵੀਆ ਪਲਾਥ

சில்வியா பிளாத்

സിൽവിയ പ്ലാത്ത്

სილვია პლათი

빅토리아 루카스 1932-1963

실비아 플래스

폴라스, 실비아 1932-1963

플라스, 실비아 1932-1963

플래스, 실비아 1932-1963

플래스, 씰비아 1932-1963


プラス, シルヴィア

希薇亞·普拉斯 美国女诗人、作家

普拉斯, 西尔维娅


西尔维娅·普拉斯 著

The collected poemsArielJohnny Panic and the Bible of dreams : short stories, prose, and diary excerptsCrossing the water : transitional poemsWinter treesThe colossus & other poemsAriel : the restored editionSylvia Plath : a bibliography