A poet who wrote using intense imagery and focus, Plath was little known at the time of her death by suicide, but became well-recognized posthumously.
She drew from her own experiences to write her only novel, "The Bell Jar." Appearing first under a pseudonym, the book describes the emotional breakdown, attempted suicide and eventual recovery of a college girl.
The Collection of Poems, which includes many previously unpublished poems, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1981.
Pub Date: 9/13/98