Milestones, Oct. 14, 1974

Died. Anne Sexton, 45, suburban housewife who turned to poetry during a nervous breakdown 18 years ago and proceeded to write seven books of searingly personal verse, including the Pulitzer-prizewinning Live or Die (1966); apparently by her own hand (carbon-monoxide inhalation); in Weston, Mass. Clearly intrigued in her poems by the thought of her own death, Sexton survived a number of suicide attempts. After the 1963 suicide of Fellow Poet Sylvia Plath, Sexton recalled discussions the two had had in the late 1950s: "We talked about death with burned-up intensity, both of us...

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