It's 50 years ago today that Sylvia Plath lost her life-long battle with depression, and took her own life.
Since then her reputation as a poet has grown and grown, but it is still the semi-autobiographical novel 'The Bell Jar' for which she is best known and loved.
The story of young woman struggling with mental health and suffocating in the sexist society of 1960s America was the subject of controversy recently, when a new book cover appeared to try and repackage 'The Bell Jar' as 'chick-lit'. The incident was a timely reminder of Plath's enduring legacy and her importance to new generations of readers.
To mark the sad anniversary of her death, we've gathered some of our favourite lines of wisdom she left behind.
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