PLATH (SYLVIA) The Pulitzer Prize in Poetry: Award Certificate for 'The Collected Poems', 12 April 1982; together with 2 telegrams from Sovern sent on 13 April to Ted Hughes, at Court Green in Devon, announcing the award of the prize; and a typed letter signed by Sovern on 30 April enclosing the Prize certificate (4)

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Lot 397
PLATH (SYLVIA)
The Pulitzer Prize in Poetry: Award Certificate for 'The Collected Poems', 12 April 1982; together with 2 telegrams from Sovern sent on 13 April to Ted Hughes, at Court Green in Devon, announcing the award of the prize; and a typed letter signed by Sovern on 30 April enclosing the Prize certificate (4)

Sold for £ 4,000 (US$ 5,057) inc. premium
The Property of Frieda Hughes
PLATH (SYLVIA)
The Pulitzer Prize in Poetry: Award Certificate for 'The Collected Poems', on cream paper with Pulitzer gold seal, signed by Pulitzer President Michael Sovern, mounted in original blue morocco folder, blindstamped Pulitzer seal on upper cover, blue watered silk endpapers, 223 x 265mm., 12 April 1982; together with 2 telegrams from Sovern sent on 13 April to Ted Hughes, at Court Green in Devon, announcing the award of the prize; and a typed letter signed by Sovern on 30 April enclosing the Prize certificate (4)

Footnotes

  • SYLVIA PLATH'S PULITZER PRIZE CERTIFICATE, AWARDED FOR THE COLLECTED POEMS, 1982. Plath was one of the first writers to be awarded the prize posthumously, and her volume was the unanimous first choice of all the jurors. "The appearance of Collected Poems is an extraordinary literary event. Plath won no major prizes in her lifetime... This volume brings together all the mature work... the combination of metaphorical brilliance with effortless formal structure makes this a striking volume" (Chronicle of the Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry. Discussions, Decisions and Documents, vol. 23, 2009).
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