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About the Poet Sylvia Plath, a precocious enigma of the 1960s, battled perfectionism and precipitous mood swings  while pursuing a career as a teacher and poet. She was born in Jamaica Plain, a suburb of Boston,  Massachusetts, on October 27, 1932. In early childhood, she lived in Winthrop on Massachusetts  Bay. Left fatherless at age 8, she lived with her mother's parents and attended school in Winthrop  and college at Wellesley. She later acknowledged uncertainty about her father through bee imagery  in "Stings," "The Swarm," "The Bee Meeting," and other poems. After publishing the story "And Summer Will Not Come Again" in Seventeen magazine and the poem  "Bitter Strawberries" in Christian Science Monitor in 1950, Plath earned a scholarship to Smith  College and majored in English literature and composition. She published additional poems in  Harper's. A subsequent story, "Sunday at the Mintons," won a Mademoiselle scholarship, a position  on the magazine's college board, and a summer internship in New York. In August 1953, Plath attempted suicide. She underwent electroconvulsive therapy at McLean 
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