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The Bell Jar is Sylvia Plath's only novel. Renowned for its intensity and outstandingly vivid prose, it broke existing boundaries between fiction and reality and helped to make Plath an enduring feminist icon. It was published under a pseudonym a few weeks before the author's suicide. 'It is a fine novel, as bitter and remorseless as her last poems ...The world in which the events of the novel take place is a world bounded by the Cold War on one side and the sexual war on the other ...This novel is not political nor historical in any narrow sense, but in looking at the madness of the world and the world of madness it forces us to consider the great question posed by all truly realistic fiction: What is reality and how can it be confronted? ...Esther Greenwood's account of her year in the bell jar is as clear and readable as it is witty and disturbing.' New York Times Book Review

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The Bell Jar chronicles the crack-up of Esther Greenwood: brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under -- maybe for the last time. Sylvia Plath masterfully draws the reader into Esther's breakdown with such intensity that Esther's insanity becomes completely real and even rational, as probable and accessible an experience as going to the movies. Such deep penetration into the dark and harrowing corners of the psyche is an extraordinary accomplishment and has made The Bell Jar a haunting American classic.

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Plath was an excellent poet but is known to many for this largely autobiographical novel. The Bell Jar tells the story of a gifted young woman's mental breakdown beginning during a summer internship as a junior editor at a magazine in New York City in the early 1950s. The real Plath committed suicide in 1963 and left behind this scathingly sad, honest and perfectly-written book, which remains one of the best-told tales of a woman's descent into insanity.

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Book Description FABER FABER, United Kingdom, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Main. 196 x 124 mm. Language: English,Spanish Brand New Book. The Bell Jar is Sylvia Plath s only novel. Renowned for its intensity and outstandingly vivid prose, it broke existing boundaries between fiction and reality and helped to make Plath an enduring feminist icon. It was published under a pseudonym a few weeks before the author s suicide. It is a fine novel, as bitter and remorseless as her last poems .The world in which the events of the novel take place is a world bounded by the Cold War on one side and the sexual war on the other .This novel is not political nor historical in any narrow sense, but in looking at the madness of the world and the world of madness it forces us to consider the great question posed by all truly realistic fiction: What is reality and how can it be confronted? .Esther Greenwood s account of her year in the bell jar is as clear and readable as it is witty and disturbing. New York Times Book Review. Bookseller Inventory # AB99780571081783

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Book Description FABER FABER, United Kingdom, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Main. 196 x 124 mm. Language: English,Spanish Brand New Book. The Bell Jar is Sylvia Plath s only novel. Renowned for its intensity and outstandingly vivid prose, it broke existing boundaries between fiction and reality and helped to make Plath an enduring feminist icon. It was published under a pseudonym a few weeks before the author s suicide. It is a fine novel, as bitter and remorseless as her last poems .The world in which the events of the novel take place is a world bounded by the Cold War on one side and the sexual war on the other .This novel is not political nor historical in any narrow sense, but in looking at the madness of the world and the world of madness it forces us to consider the great question posed by all truly realistic fiction: What is reality and how can it be confronted? .Esther Greenwood s account of her year in the bell jar is as clear and readable as it is witty and disturbing. New York Times Book Review. Bookseller Inventory # AB99780571081783

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Book Description Faber & Faber. 1 Paperback(s), 2001. soft. Book Condition: New. This groundbreaking, semi-autobiographical novel by Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Sylvia Plath chronicles the breakdown of Esther Greenwood—brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, but slowly slipping into madness. When Esther wins an internship for a New York fashion magazine in 1953 she is elated, believing that she will realize her dream to become a writer. But in between the cocktail parties and piles of manuscripts, Esther's life begins to slide out of control. She spirals into depression and eventually attempts suicide, as she grapples with her personal relationships and a society that refuses to take women's aspirations seriously—reflective of Plath's own experiences as a guest editor at Mademoiselle magazine. The reader is drawn into her breakdown with such intensity that her insanity becomes completely real and even rational. "The world in which the events of the novel take place is a world bounded by the Cold War on one side and the sexual war on the other. This novel is not political or historical in any narrow sense, but in looking at the madness of the world and the world of madness it forces us to consider the great question posed by all truly realistic fiction: what is reality and how can it be confronted? Esther Greenwood's account of her year in the bell jar is as clear and readable as it is witty and disturbing."—NYTBR 234. Bookseller Inventory # 53274

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Book Description 1976. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1st. 126mm x 198mm x 15mm. Paperback. The Bell Jar is Sylvia Plath's only novel. Renowned for its intensity and outstandingly vivid prose, it broke existing boundaries between fiction and reality and helped to make Plath an en.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 240 pages. 0.166. Bookseller Inventory # 9780571081783

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