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by Sylvia Plath

Ariel Resources


Plath's Bio

This is an awesome intro to her life and work.

All Things Plath

Check out this super-duper-comprehensive collection of Plath-y material from the good folks from Modern American Poetry.

Plath Archive

Still not satisfied? Then dig deeper here, gang.


Plath Doc

Grab some popcorn, kick back, and check out this full documentary on Sylvia.


Plath reads "Ariel"

We're not gonna lie: this recording chills us to our bones.

Plath reads "Lady Lazarus"

Also from the collection Ariel.

Ryan Adams Singing "Sylvia Plath"

How do you feel about the songwriter's representation of the poet?


Classic Plath

Here she is, flashing a reluctant smile.

Chillin' on the Beach

We don't get to see this side of her too often.

Lady Godiva

Here's an 1897 painting by John Collier.

Articles and Interviews

1926 Interview

Go ahead. Delve deep into the mind of Ms. Plath.

"A Disturbed State of Mind"

This article examines some lines that Plath wrote not long before she committed suicide.


The Collected Poems

Read one. Then read them all.


Here's where "Ariel" first galloped into print.

Ariel: The Restored Edition

Check out the poem in original manuscript form.

The Bell Jar

Here's Plath's awesome novel. Spoiler alert: it's depressing.

Movies and TV

Sylvia (2003)

Check out this biopic featuring Gwyneth Paltrow as Sylvia.

The Bell Jar (1979)

Here's a film version of Plath's heartbreaking novel.

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