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The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
The Bell Jar
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3.81 2095
Esther Greenwood is brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under—maybe for the last time. In her acclaimed and enduring masterwork, Sylvia Plath brilliantly draws the reader into Esther's breakdown with such intensity that her insanity becomes palpably real,... show more
Esther Greenwood is brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under—maybe for the last time. In her acclaimed and enduring masterwork, Sylvia Plath brilliantly draws the reader into Esther's breakdown with such intensity that her insanity becomes palpably real, even rational—as accessible an experience as going to the movies. A deep penetration into the darkest and most harrowing corners of the human psyche, The Bell Jar is an extraordinary accomplishment and a haunting American classic.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780061148514 (0061148512)
ASIN: 61148512
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Pages no: 244
Edition language: English
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runner
runner rated it
4.0 Slipping into depression
The story of Ester Greenwood is the story of a young girl trying to find her place in life. She wins a scholarship to work at a fashion magazine in New York and strives to live the perfect life with perfect friends, perfect career aspirations, perfect looks, and a I want it all now mentality. But ru...
Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it
4.0 The Bell Jar
We begin with Esther Greenwood spending a summer month in New York acting as an editing intern at a fashion magazine along with a number of other young college women. Esther, it seems, is a very good student at one of the exclusive New England institutions for women. Likely, Smith College is the mod...
Silvie's bookshelf
Silvie's bookshelf rated it
4.0 The Bell Jar
great book! so sad I didn't start reading female writers sooner.
Mrs. Claus' Tea Shop
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4.0 Review: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Trigger Warning: attempted rape, numerous suicide attempts, and completed suicide I'm kicking myself for not reading this. I had such negative bias against this book, but it was wickedly funny and sharp, unromantic observances of life in 1950 (and a few that is still around in 2016). I am really g...
The Bent Bookworm
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5.0 The Bell Jar
I had resisted reading this for a long time, a little turned off by the idea of being inside a suicidal person's head. But someone gave me a copy and well, I felt I needed to read it because hey, great American literature!Well. All the feels. Really, all of them. I think at this point in my life I s...
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