Remembering Sylvia Plath Forty years ago, the poet Sylvia Plath killed herself, leaving behind a husband, two children and a collection of poems that would make her famous. This month, two books and a new film look back at her life and legacy. NPR's Lynn Neary reports on the enduring interest in Plath.

Remembering Sylvia Plath

New Works Recall Life and Legacy of Confessional Poet

Remembering Sylvia Plath

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Hear a recording of Plath reading 'The Ghost's Leavetaking,' 'November Graveyard' and several other works (courtesy HarperCollins.com).

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Hear a recording of Sylvia Plath reading 'Daddy' and other poems (courtesy Learner.org).

Audio will be available later today.

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It's been 40 years since the poet Sylvia Plath killed herself, leaving behind a husband, two children and a collection of poems that would make her famous. This month, a trio of works looks back at Plath's life and legacy. A new book, Her Husband, examines the relationship between Plath and the poet Ted Hughes. The film Sylvia, starring Gwyneth Paltrow as Plath, opens this weekend. And a paperback of the novel Wintering, based on Plath's life, has just been released. NPR's Lynn Neary reports on the enduring interest in Plath.