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Sylvia Plath, the American writer and poet, committed suicide at this location on February 11, 1963. Plath had asphyxiated from carbon monoxide by putting her head in the oven.
In 1982, Plath was the first poet to win the Pulitzer Prize posthumously for her poetry book, The Collected Poems. Her book, The Bell Jar, was originally published under the pseudonym, Victoria Lucas, and was first published a month after her death in 1963. In 1967, it was published for the first time under her name, and not published in the United States until 1971.