A twentieth-century American writer whose collections of poetry, including the posthumously published Ariel, strongly influenced women writers of the 1960s. Her semi-autobiographical novel, The Bell Jar, details her alienation and suicidal tendencies and presaged her own death that same year.
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Sylvia insisted that Ted move out and he complied, going to stay in London.
It was sad that my first visit to Court Green, which Sylvia had described so enthusiastically, should be after her demise.
On the television screen in her small Paris flat, Sylvia carefully followed the events in Munich.
Sylvia went on to read articles in other newspapers, and they left a bitter taste in her mouth.
When Marian paused there was a silence as Sylvia tried to pick out of this long speech something to which she could respond.
Several times as they crossed car lines it seemed to Sylvia that they missed being struck only by perilously narrow margins.
He listened respectfully to what Mrs. Owen said and was impressed, Sylvia thought, by her opinions.
Marian was altogether obvious; whereas Mrs. Owen felt the barriers of reserve in Sylvia.
It occurred to Sylvia that but for his mustache his face would have been almost typically Indian.