9780571081783

The Bell Jar

Plath, Sylvia

ISBN 10: 0571081789 / 0-571-08178-9
ISBN 13: 9780571081783
Publisher: Faber Faber Inc
Publication Date: 1966
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:
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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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.

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Book Description: FABER FABER, United Kingdom, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 196 x 124 mm. Language: English 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. 196 x 124 mm. Language: English 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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