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A 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 Details

ISBN: 9780060174903
ISBN-10: 0060174900
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 144mm x 27mm)
Imprint: HarperCollins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: United States

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