This may be an impertinent question

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This may be an impertinent question. There is the equally valid litany of "what went right?" because  Plath left behind a collection of impressive poetry, a novel, a distinguished academic career, a  marriage to an important British poet, and two children. She was not a stereotypically brilliant but  eccentric loner. Yet the shortness of Plath's life, plus her suicide, leads most of us to wonder about  her tragic death. Perhaps Plath was one of the first of the post-World War II, post-1950s era women who lived lives of  intensity, creativity, and success, and died early of some kind of self-abuse. Sensitive artists,  frustrated by a world that they found cruel, demanding, seductive and bewildering — these poets,  musicians, and artists of varying kinds took excesses of different kinds of drugs. We witnessed the 
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