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The Bell Jar

2 Ratings: 5.0
A book by Sylvia Plath

Plath was an excellent poet but is known to many for this largely autobiographical novel.The Bell Jartells 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 … see full wiki

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Author: Sylvia Plath
Publisher: Bantam
2 reviews about The Bell Jar
review by . May 11, 2013
An unpretentious, emotive fictional memoir like no other.
After reading the biography of Pulitzer Prize winning poetess Anne Sexton of Newton, Massachusetts who committed suicide in 1974, I was gripped by the genuineness as well as the frank simplicity of The Bell Jar. In the Sexton biography - written by Diane Wood Middlebrook - there is a biographical passage on page 107 where, at the Ritz Hotel, Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton are having martinis and discussing suicide: "Often, very often, Sylvia and I would talk at length about our first suicides; …
review by . March 25, 2000
I loved this book! It's not a very long book, only about 200 pages or so, but man oh man it's an intense read. In my case it took me a year to read this book, so I felt like I was right with Ester Greenwood. I'm the biggest Sylvia Plath fan that I know and I was turned on to her by reading "Daddy" in an english class I had. And I just have about everything that she has done. Her way with words is sexy and at the same time dark, it seems very unusally for a woman in the 1950's and 1960's to have …
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