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A timeline of Sylvia Plath's life. (In Progress)
Mad Girl's Love Song: Andrew Wilson
The Unabridged Journal's of Sylvia Plath
30 days ago
Sylvia Plath Birth
Warren is Born
They move to the Winthrop, by the sea.
Aurelia and Otto Marry
Mama, dada, bye bye.
"I tee," (I see) "haw" (hot) "ba" (bath)
When 8 year old Sylvia looks at the new moon.
Otto is sick
Otto is diagnosed.
Otto dies at age 55.
Aurelia gets a job.
They move to Wellesley.
Tries to cut her throat.
Aurelia is Hospitalized
Sylvia goes to summer camp.
Christmas 1943, her first diary.
Wins a Writer's badge from the Girl Scouts.
Back to the same summer camp
Alice L. Phillips Junior High School
Aurelia Leaves for a few days- Sylvia misses her.
Her first play.
After a successful year, she attends Camp Helen Storrow.
She hurts her nose.
Becomes depressed because a pen is stolen.
She achieves the award of a 6th letter by the end of junior high.
She begins writing about boys.
Enrolls in Gamaliel Bradford High School.
She is dating.
She is collecting rejection slips.
Thus Spoke Zarasuthra
Astounded by how blank the faces of her contemporaries are.
She is enraged about the USA commitment of the development of the hydrogen bomb.
She is accepted to Smith.
First story published in Seventeen Magazine.
She begins at Smith.
She learns of her Scholarship supplier, Olive Higgins Prouty.
Ann has withdrawn.
She visits Marcia.
Jane Dates Dick
Eddie visits over Spring Break.
She works as a "mother's helper," with the Mayo family.
Dick, the man whom she is talking to, is a virgin.
She doesn't have enough money to buy what she wants.
First Year at Smith, 1951-1952
She begins a new year at Smith.
Dick is sent to a Sanatorium.
Science and Boys
Sylvia Plath falls.
She is accepted to Mademoiselle's Editorship.
She travels to New York, for the Mademoiselle intership.
Group Photo of Everyone
They all get food poisoning.
Aurelia finds scars on her leg.
Sylvia tries to kill herself.
They find her.
She undergoes a second round of Electroshock therapy.
She is allowed to return to school.
She returns to school.
She writes her first poem since the spring of 1953
Syvlia meets Richard.
Sylvia hemorrhages during sex.
She considers applying for a Full bright.
She is accepted to Newnham College, Cambridge.
She reads her poetry for the annual Glascock Poetry contest.
She wins a Fullbright scholarship.
She leaves for Europe.
She falls off a horse.
She meets Ted.
Second time meeting Ted.
Ted and Sylvia marry.
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