Literary Category: essays
Although at her death in 1963, at the age of 30, Syl-via Plath was not very well known, her stature has not ceased to grow ever since. Born in Boston in 1932, Plath always dreamt of being a writer. And to travel, make money, win scholarships and prizes… And to fall in love, to have lovers, and to have chil-dren… In sum, she wanted to live an intense and full life. And she had all that was needed to achieve this: ambition, work prowess, and a lot of talent. However, she was a woman.
In her diaries, her novel, her poems ... Sylvia Plath explores, with a lucidity rarely equaled, that which dwells on the difficulty of being a woman and a crea-tor, and the conflicts that it entailed: external—with society, her mother, her husband, the poet Ted Hughes…— but mainly internal.
Sylvia Plath ended up defeated, switching the gas on in her London apartment. But the interest that both her biography and her work arouse around the world nowadays constitute a posthumous victory.