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Lady Lazarus

Lady Lazarus

by Sylvia Plath

Analysis: Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

When she was just a college student, Plath won a Guest Editorship at Mademoiselle magazine. (Nice work if you can get it, we think.) If you want to read a somewhat fictionalized account of this time in her life, check out her novel The Bell Jar. But be warned: The Bell Jar is about as upbeat as "Lady Lazarus." (Source.)

Bummer ahead. Plath's suicide is infamous and violent; she killed herself by placing her head in a gas oven. (Source.)

Plath's husband, Ted Hughes, was also a super-famous poet. His collection of poems Birthday Letters is his response to Plath's death (written and released decades and decades later).

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