The Bell Jar
By (author) Sylvia Plath
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Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Book DescriptionA vulnerable young girl wins a dream assignment on a big-time New York fashion magazine and finds herself plunged into a nightmare. An autobiographical account of Sylvia Plath's own mental breakdown and suicide attempt, "The Bell Jar" is more than a confessional novel, it is a comic but painful statement of what happens to a woman's aspirations in a society that refuses to take them seriously... a society that expects electroshock to cure the despair of a sensitive, questioning young artist whose search for identity becomes a terrifying descent toward madness. "A fine novel, as bitter and remorseless as her last poems -- the kind of book Salinger's Fanny might have written about herself ten years later, if she had spent those ten years in Hell." -- Robert Scholes, "The New York Times Book Review." "By turns funny, harrowing, crude, ardent and artless. Its most notable quality is an astonishing immediacy, like a series of snapshots taken at high noon." -- "Time." "A special poignance... a special force, a humbling power, because it shows the vulnerability of people of hope and good will." -- "Newsweek."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780060174903
(216mm x 144mm x 27mm)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Sylvia Plath
Ariel, Paperback (April 2015)
Contains many of Sylvia Plath's best-known poems, written in an extraordinary burst of creativity just before her death in 1963. This title includes poems such as 'Lady Lazarus', 'Edge', 'Daddy' and 'Paralytic'.
it Doesn't Matter Suit and Other Stories, Paperback (November 2014)
Little Max Nix is on a quest to find the perfect suit he can go ice-fishing, cow-milking and town-walking in.
Sylvia Plath: Poems, Paperback (March 2014)
Sylvia Plath was, for both English and American poetry, one of the defining voices of twentieth-century, and one of the most appealing. This edition offers a fresh selection of Sylvia Plath's poetry. It is essential reading for those new to and already familiar with the work of this most extraordinary poet.
Journals of Sylvia Plath, Paperback (January 2014)» View all books by Sylvia Plath
Presents exact and complete transcriptions of the journals kept by Sylvia Plath for the last twelve years of her life - covering her marriage to Ted Hughes and her struggle with depression - are a key source for the poems which make up her collections Ariel and The Colossus.
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