As we saw in class, Sylvia Plath was an extremally confessional poet. Her art if full of references to her own life and children... to her husband, to her own carrer. For those who don't know, Sylvia commited suicide in 1963.
|Sylvia and her kids.|
If you are interested in her life, I've been for some time, you can watch the movie Sylvia.
Although not a master piece, the movie tells in a simple manner tha complicated life of the poet. Since when she met her future hurband for the first time, during College at Cambridge University, until her suicide, the movie shows her insatisfaction with the press during the first years of her carrer, her deep sadness evoluting to depression, her unhealthy relationship with her husband, Ted Hughes, also a poet, the life with her kids. It is a good point to start knowing her.
|Gwyneth as Sylvia|
They could have chosen a better actress to interpret her than the lack of talent Gwyneth Paltrow, but we forgive them, rsrsrs. The girl did her best.
|Real couple: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes|
|Movie couple: Gwyneth Paltrow and Daniel Craig|
Here is a good review on the movie. And here, a wonderful text about her, in portuguese.
And that's all, folks.