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* StockShoutOut: As previously mentioned, Sylvia Plath is really quite popular despite -- compared to other writers in the 20th century -- her limited literary output. There are [[ShoutOut shout outs]] to ''The Bell Jar'', as well as specifically to Plath. They range from a ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' episode about her typewriter, a ''Series/{{House}}'' patient that wrote a poem in the style of Sylvia Plath, a Series/{{Californication}} episode, and a song by Music/TheAntlers titled "[[Music/{{Hospice}} Sylvia]]".

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* StockShoutOut: As previously mentioned, Sylvia Plath is really quite popular despite -- compared to other writers in the 20th century -- her limited literary output. There are [[ShoutOut shout outs]] to ''The Bell Jar'', as well as specifically to Plath. They range from a ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' episode about her typewriter, a ''Series/{{House}}'' patient that wrote a poem in the style of Sylvia Plath, a Series/{{Californication}} episode, and a song by Music/TheAntlers titled "[[Music/{{Hospice}} Sylvia]]". A preoccupation with Sylvia Plath in cinema has become cultural shorthand for tough, feminist young women who may be hard to be around, as with Kat Stratford in ''Film/TenThingsIHateAboutYou'' and Lisa from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.

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* CreatorBreakdown: The poems written in the weeks before her suicide get darker and darker, until you get to [[http://www.sylviaplathforum.com/edge.html "Edge"]], which is a creepy poem about a statue of a woman, and the last poem she ever wrote.
* ExecutiveMeddling:
** Ted Hughes rearranged the order of the poems for her last book, ''Literature/{{Ariel|Plath}}'', and even added some poems that Plath hadn't intended to go in the book.
** According to a letter she wrote to her brother, Sylvia Plath never intended for a US publication of ''Literature/TheBellJar''.


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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Her death at thirty prevented any poetry she might have yet created from coming into existence. She also had a second novel in mind that would present the world through the eyes of health as opposed to the eyes of the depressed and suicidal Esther.

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* OneBookAuthor: She wrote numerous poems and short stories, but only one novel, ''The Bell Jar''.

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** Likewise some assume ''Ariel'' is a reference to ''Theatre/TheTempest'' when it was in fact the name of Plath's horse. The central poem of the collection is about her sense of freedom while riding.


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* StockShoutOut: As previously mentioned, Sylvia Plath is really quite popular despite -- compared to other writers in the 20th century -- her limited literary output. There are [[ShoutOut shout outs]] to ''The Bell Jar'', as well as specifically to Plath. They range from a ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' episode about her typewriter, a ''Series/{{House}}'' patient that wrote a poem in the style of Sylvia Plath, a Series/{{Californication}} episode, and a song by ''The Antlers'' titled ''Sylvia.''

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* StockShoutOut: As previously mentioned, Sylvia Plath is really quite popular despite -- compared to other writers in the 20th century -- her limited literary output. There are [[ShoutOut shout outs]] to ''The Bell Jar'', as well as specifically to Plath. They range from a ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' episode about her typewriter, a ''Series/{{House}}'' patient that wrote a poem in the style of Sylvia Plath, a Series/{{Californication}} episode, and a song by ''The Antlers'' Music/TheAntlers titled ''Sylvia.''"[[Music/{{Hospice}} Sylvia]]".

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** In ''Literature/TheBellJar'', Esther begins writing an autobiographical novel. Her heroine's name has six letters, like Esther.


Sylvia Plath (27 October 1932–11 February 1963) was an American poet and novelist who's probably most famous for committing suicide at the age of thirty. Although not the first, she helped popularise a then-new genre of poetry—[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confessional_poetry confessional poetry]]—that emphasises revealing intimate details about the poet's life, often with brutal honesty. Plath is still incredibly popular today, despite her short life and limited bibliography, precisely ''because'' of her honesty, coupled with her imagery and diction.

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Sylvia Plath (27 October 1932–11 February 1963) was an American poet and novelist who's probably most famous for committing suicide at the age of thirty. Although not the first, she helped popularise a then-new genre of poetry—[[http://en.poetry — [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confessional_poetry confessional poetry]]—that poetry]] — that emphasises revealing intimate details about the poet's life, often with brutal honesty. Plath is still incredibly popular today, despite her short life and limited bibliography, precisely ''because'' of her honesty, coupled with her imagery and diction.



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* StockShoutOut: As previously mentioned, Sylvia Plath is really quite popular despite--compared to other writers in the 20th century--her limited literary output. There are [[ShoutOut shout outs]] to ''The Bell Jar'', as well as specifically to Plath. They range from a ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' episode about her typewriter, a ''Series/{{House}}'' patient that wrote a poem in the style of Sylvia Plath, a Series/{{Californication}} episode, and a song by ''The Antlers'' titled ''Sylvia.''

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* StockShoutOut: As previously mentioned, Sylvia Plath is really quite popular despite--compared despite -- compared to other writers in the 20th century--her century -- her limited literary output. There are [[ShoutOut shout outs]] to ''The Bell Jar'', as well as specifically to Plath. They range from a ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' episode about her typewriter, a ''Series/{{House}}'' patient that wrote a poem in the style of Sylvia Plath, a Series/{{Californication}} episode, and a song by ''The Antlers'' titled ''Sylvia.''


* StockShoutOut: As previously mentioned, Sylvia Plath is really quite popular despite--compared to other writers in the 20th century--her limited literary output. There are [[ShoutOut shout outs]] to ''The Bell Jar'', as well as specifically to Plath. They range from a ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' episode about her typewriter, a ''Series/{{House}}'' patient that wrote a poem in the style of Sylvia Plath, a {{Californication}} episode, and a song by ''The Antlers'' titled ''Sylvia.''

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* StockShoutOut: As previously mentioned, Sylvia Plath is really quite popular despite--compared to other writers in the 20th century--her limited literary output. There are [[ShoutOut shout outs]] to ''The Bell Jar'', as well as specifically to Plath. They range from a ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' episode about her typewriter, a ''Series/{{House}}'' patient that wrote a poem in the style of Sylvia Plath, a {{Californication}} Series/{{Californication}} episode, and a song by ''The Antlers'' titled ''Sylvia.''


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[[{{Biopic}} Her life was made]] into a 2003 movie starring Gwenyth Paltrow as Sylvia and [[JamesBond Daniel Craig]] as her husband, Ted Hughes.

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[[{{Biopic}} Her life was made]] into a 2003 movie starring Gwenyth Paltrow as Sylvia and [[JamesBond Daniel Craig]] Creator/DanielCraig as her husband, Ted Hughes.


[[{{Biopic}} Her life was made]] into a 2003 movie starring Gwenyth Paltrow as Sylvia and [[JamesBond Daniel Craig]] as her husband, Ted Hughes.



* {{Biopic}}: Her life was made into a 2003 movie starring Gwenyth Paltrow as Sylvia and [[JamesBond Daniel Craig]] as her husband, Ted Hughes.


* CreatorBreakdown: The poems written in the weeks before her suicide get darker and darker, until you get to [[http://www.sylviaplathforum.com/edge.html Edge]], which is a creepy poem about a statue of a woman, and the last poem she ever wrote.
* DeadArtistsAreBetter: As soon as she died, the accolades and awards started pouring in.
* ExecutiveMeddling:
** Ted Hughes rearranged the order of the poems for her last book, ''{{Ariel}}'', and even added some poems that Plath hadn't intended to go in the book.
** According to a letter she wrote to her brother, Sylvia Plath never intended for a US publication of ''The Bell Jar''.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Her death at thirty prevented any poetry she might have yet created from coming into existence. She also had a second novel in mind that would present the world through the eyes of health as opposed to the eyes of the depressed and suicidal Esther.

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