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Ariel Ascending (1985), edited by Paul Alexander, collects essays about Sylvia Plath’s writing, her life, and her reputation. This is a useful resource for those just beginning research on Plath.
Plath’s novel The Bell Jar, published a month before her suicide in 1963 and considered by many to be a fictionalized autobiography, tells the story of a woman’s battle against depression and her emotional breakdown.
Plath’s posthumous collection of poems entitled Crossing the Water contains her poem “Blackberrying.”
Margaret Dickie Uroff’s 1979 book entitled Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes is the first fulllength assessment of the relationship between Plath and Hughes.