The Bell Jar

The Bell Jar
  • Author : Sylvia Plath
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Pages : 179
  • Relase : 2018-07-29
  • ISBN : 9788026896555

The Bell Jar Book Review:

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Bell Jar" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Esther Greenwood, a young woman from the suburbs of Boston, gains a summer internship at a prominent magazine in New York City, under editor Jay Cee; however, Esther is neither stimulated nor excited by either the big city or the glamorous culture and lifestyle that girls her age are expected to idolize and emulate. She instead finds her experience to be frightening and disorienting. From hereafter her mental state keeps deteriorating until she starts feeling helpless as if being kept inside a glass bell jar! The Bell Jar is the only novel written by the American writer and poet Sylvia Plath. Originally published under the pseudonym "Victoria Lucas" in 1963, the novel is semi-autobiographical, with the names of places and people changed. The book is often regarded as a roman à clef because the protagonist's descent into mental illness parallels Plath's own experiences with what may have been clinical depression or bipolar II disorder. Plath died by suicide a month after its first UK publication. The novel was published under Plath's name for the first time in 1967 and was not published in the United States until 1971, in accordance with the wishes of both Plath's husband, Ted Hughes, and her mother.

Depression in Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar

Depression in Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar
  • Author : Dedria Bryfonski
  • Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
  • Pages : 168
  • Relase : 2012-01-12
  • ISBN : 9780737765007

Depression in Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar Book Review:

Because wherever I sat, on the deck of a ship or at a street café in Paris or Bangkok, I would be sitting under the same glass bell jar, stewing in my own sour air. Readers who are familiar with Sylvia Plath's work may recognize this well-known quotation from her first and only novel, The Bell Jar, which tackles issues of depression, mental illness, and the search for individuality. This compelling volume examines Sylvia Plath's life and writings, with a specific look at key ideas related to The Bell Jar. A collection of twenty-three essays offers readers context and insight to discussions centering around the pervasive impact of illness, the novel as a search for personal identity, and the autobiographical nature of the work. The book also examines contemporary perspectives on depression, such as the sometimes deadly pressure of perfectionism on gifted teens, and the idea that depression and risk of suicide run in families.

Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath
  • Author : Raychel Haugrud Reiff
  • Publisher : Benchmark Books
  • Pages : 144
  • Relase : 2008
  • ISBN : 076142962X

Sylvia Plath Book Review:

"A biography of writer Sylvia Plath that describes her era, her major works--the novel The bell jar and her poetry--her life, and the legacy of her writing"--Provided by publisher.

The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye
  • Author : Jerome David Salinger
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 277
  • Relase : 1988
  • ISBN : OCLC:815369057

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Collected Poems

Collected Poems
  • Author : Sylvia Plath
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2015-03-12
  • ISBN : 9780571264179

Collected Poems Book Review:

This comprehensive volume contains all Sylvia Plath's mature poetry written from 1956 up to her death in 1963. The poems are drawn from the only collection Plath published while alive, The Colossus, as well as from posthumous collections Ariel, Crossing the Water and Winter Trees. The text is preceded by an introduction by Ted Hughes and followed by notes and comments on individual poems. There is also an appendix containing fifty poems from Sylvia Plath's juvenilia. This collection was awarded the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for poetry. 'For me, the most important literary event of 1981 has been the publication, eighteen years after her death, of Sylvia Plath's Collected Poems, confirming her as one of the most powerful and lavishly gifted poets of our time.' A. Alvarez in the Observer

A Study Guide for Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar

A Study Guide for Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar
  • Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Pages : 15
  • Relase : 2015-09-15
  • ISBN : 9781410335494

A Study Guide for Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar Book Review:

A Study Guide for Sylvia Plath's "The Bell Jar," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

The 100 Best Novels

The 100 Best Novels
  • Author : Robert McCrum
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 260
  • Relase : 2015-10-08
  • ISBN : 1903385423

The 100 Best Novels Book Review:

Everybody loves a list but this is a list of major ambition: namely, to select the best 100 novels in the English language, published from the late 17th century to the present day. This list has been built up week by week in The Observer since September 2013, and selected by writer and Observer editor Robert McCrum. With a short critique on each book, this is a real delight for literary lovers.

The Bell Jar

The Bell Jar
  • Author : Sylvia Plath
  • Publisher : Spark Publishing Group
  • Pages : 72
  • Relase : 2002
  • ISBN : 1586634747

The Bell Jar Book Review:

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Reflecting on The Bell Jar

Reflecting on The Bell Jar
  • Author : Pat Macpherson
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 101
  • Relase : 1991
  • ISBN : UOM:39015021993103

Reflecting on The Bell Jar Book Review:

This feminist study of Sylvia Plath and her novels intends to provide a new approach to one of feminism's most difficult heroines. It traces Plath's work in relation to the history of the feminist movement and the evolution of feminist literature.

The Bell Jar, a Novel of the Fifties

The Bell Jar, a Novel of the Fifties
  • Author : Linda Wagner-Martin
  • Publisher : Twayne Publishers
  • Pages : 136
  • Relase : 1992
  • ISBN : UOM:39015025628184

The Bell Jar, a Novel of the Fifties Book Review:

"Though her life was brief, the American poet and novelist Sylvia Plath (1932-63) exerted a profound influence on contemporary writers, particularly women writers of the sixties and seventies. Just as to her Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry Plath brought a decidedly feminist perspective, so too did she etch in her novel The Bell Jar a disturbing vision of life for young women in America at midcentury. The Bell Jar - based on Plath's own experiences as a student at Smith College, an intern at Mademoiselle, and a young woman battling for her own sanity amid societal mores of the times - was initially published in England under a pseudonym, its American publication stifled for years by the writer's family. When, however, the 1963 novel was finally released to U.S. audiences in 1971, it achieved both critical and popular success, and has since become a classic of feminist literature and a unique vehicle for better appreciating Plath's gifts." "It is through a multifaceted lens that Linda Wagner-Martin examines The Bell Jar in this new study. Whereas past critical attention has centered on The Bell Jar as autobiography, Wagner-Martin transcends that approach, looking as well at the novel in its larger context of the social and historical forces shaping women's lives in America during the fifties and sixties. Thus eschewing a simplistic reading of the novel, the author plumbs issues of gender, genre, and narrative voice. Arguing that Plath's troubled personal history was the product of her struggle against contemporary social forces, Wagner-Martin reviews the writer's prior work and inspects earlier, partial versions of the novel; explores Plath's use of humor and sarcasm; traces the writer's representation of patriarchal structures in the novel; and ultimately places the novel squarely in the tradition of works about women at odds with a society dominated by patriarchal values. A brilliantly argued, eminently readable approach to this masterpiece, The Bell Jar: A Novel of the Fifties is certain to be lauded by scholars and students alike."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Winter Trees

Winter Trees
  • Author : Sylvia Plath
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Pages : 64
  • Relase : 2017-10-03
  • ISBN : 9780571342488

Winter Trees Book Review:

The poems in Winter Trees were written in the last nine months of Sylvia Plath's life, and form part of the group from which the Ariel poems were chosen. They reveal the poet at the height of her creative powers, exhibiting the startling imagery and dramatic play for which she became known. Published posthumously in 1971, this valuable collection finds its place alongside The Colossus and Ariel in the oeuvre of a singular talent. 'Nearly all the poems here have the familiar Plath daring, the same feel of bits of frightened, vibrant, indignant consciousness translated instantly into words and images that blend close, experienced horror and icy, sardonic control.' New Statesman 'A book that anyone seriously interested in poetry now must have . . . Sylvia Plath's immense gift is evident throughout.' Guardian

The Lightness

The Lightness
  • Author : Emily Temple
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2020-06-16
  • ISBN : 9780062905345

The Lightness Book Review:

“A teen thriller in the vein of the ‘90s horror movie The Craft . . . A beautiful meditation on meditation . . . Frequently hilarious, and thoughtful throughout.” —The New York Times Book Review "The Lightness could be the love child of Donna Tartt and Tana French, but its savage, glittering magic is all Emily Temple’s own." —Chloe Benjamin, New York Times bestselling author of The Immortalists A Belletrist Book Club Pick! A Most Anticipated Novel by Entertainment Weekly • USA Today • Marie Claire • Elle • WSJ. Magazine • Glamour • Vulture • Bustle • Buzzfeed • The Millions • The Philadelphia Inquirer • Minneapolis Star Tribune • The Daily Beast • Refinery 29 • Publishers Weekly • Literary Hub • Electric Literature • and more! A stylish, stunningly precise, and suspenseful meditation on adolescent desire, female friendship, and the female body that shimmers with rage, wit, and fierce longing—an audacious, darkly observant, and mordantly funny literary debut for fans of Emma Cline, Ottessa Moshfegh, and Jenny Offill. One year ago, the person Olivia adores most in the world, her father, left home for a meditation retreat in the mountains and never returned. Yearning to make sense of his shocking departure and to escape her overbearing mother—a woman as grounded as her father is mercurial—Olivia runs away from home and retraces his path to a place known as the Levitation Center. Once there, she enrolls in their summer program for troubled teens, which Olivia refers to as “Buddhist Boot Camp for Bad Girls”. Soon, she finds herself drawn into the company of a close-knit trio of girls determined to transcend their circumstances, by any means necessary. Led by the elusive and beautiful Serena, and her aloof, secretive acolytes, Janet and Laurel, the girls decide this is the summer they will finally achieve enlightenment—and learn to levitate, to defy the weight of their bodies, to experience ultimate lightness. But as desire and danger intertwine, and Olivia comes ever closer to discovering what a body—and a girl—is capable of, it becomes increasingly clear that this is an advanced and perilous practice, and there’s a chance not all of them will survive. Set over the course of one fateful summer that unfolds like a fever dream, The Lightness juxtaposes fairy tales with quantum physics, cognitive science with religious fervor, and the passions and obsessions of youth with all of these, to explore concepts as complex as faith and as simple as loving people—even though you don’t, and can’t, know them at all. “A suspenseful debut.” –People Pick

No Mama No

No Mama No
  • Author : Verity Bargate
  • Publisher : Jonathan Cape
  • Pages : 136
  • Relase : 1978
  • ISBN : UOM:39015030854221

No Mama No Book Review:

Following the birth of her second son, Jodie's need for a daughter leads her to take her sons on trips to Brighton dressing them as girls.

Home Made Lovely

Home Made Lovely
  • Author : Shannon Acheson
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Pages : 192
  • Relase : 2020-09-08
  • ISBN : 9781493428229

Home Made Lovely Book Review:

Everyone wants a home that is beautiful and clutter free. But most of us are unsure how to get there without breaking the bank. Popular interior designer Shannon Acheson takes the guesswork out of creating a lovely home. Home Made Lovely is a mind-set: decorating should be about those who live there, rather than making your home into a magazine-worthy spread. Shannon walks you through how to · decorate in a way that suits your family's real life · declutter in seven simple steps · perform a house blessing to dedicate your home to God · be thankful for your current home and what you already have · brush up on hospitality with more than 20 actionable ideas that will make anyone feel welcome and loved in your home In Home Made Lovely, Shannon meets you right where you are on your home-decorating journey, helping you share the peace of Christ with family members and guests.

Ariel

Ariel
  • Author : Sylvia Plath
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Pages : 76
  • Relase : 2014-10-21
  • ISBN : 9781551997643

Ariel Book Review:

A brilliant collection of poetry by Sylvia Plath, one of America’s most famous and significant female authors. It is characterized by deep, psychological introspection paired with ambiguous scenes and narratives. This edition restores Plath’s selection and order of poems, eschewing her husband’s revisions in favour of the author’s pure, unmodified vision. Random House of Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in ebook form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Ariel

Ariel
  • Author : Sylvia Plath
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Pages : 96
  • Relase : 2010-06-17
  • ISBN : 9780571259465

Ariel Book Review:

The poems in Sylvia Plath's Ariel, including many of her best-known such as 'Lady Lazarus', 'Daddy', 'Edge' and 'Paralytic', were all written between the publication in 1960 of Plath's first book, The Colossus, and her death in 1963. 'If the poems are despairing, vengeful and destructive, they are at the same time tender, open to things, and also unusually clever, sardonic, hardminded . . . They are works of great artistic purity and, despite all the nihilism, great generosity . . . the book is a major literary event.' A. Alvarez in the Observer This beautifully designed edition forms part of a series with five other cherished poets, including Wendy Cope, Don Paterson, Philip Larkin, Simon Armitage and Alice Oswald.

The Colossus

The Colossus
  • Author : Sylvia Plath
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 124
  • Relase : 2020-01-25
  • ISBN : 9798604347539

The Colossus Book Review:

'The Colossus and other poems' is a collection of Sylvia Plath's poetry.Originally published in 1960, her 44 poems are an inspiring and intriguing read. Sylvia Plath was born on October 27, 1932 in Boston Massachusetts. She was an American poet, novelist, and short-story writer who studied at Smith College, and Newnham college at the University of Cambridge. She is the renowned author of 'the Bell Jar', and many other stories.

Sylvia and Ted

Sylvia and Ted
  • Author : Emma Tennant
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Pages : 192
  • Relase : 2001-05-12
  • ISBN : 9781466819580

Sylvia and Ted Book Review:

A fictional re-creation of the turbulent courtship, marriage, and separation of poets Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. In intense, dramatic prose, Emma Tennant unfolds a story of passion, conflict, and betrayal. Creating a series of unforgettable images she reconstructs the twentieth century's most famous literary love affair and the tempestuous triangle between Hughes, Plath, and Assia Wevill. Filled with mounting suspense and lurking danger, Sylvia and Ted is a tale that culminates in tragedy, leaving in its wake a hundred unanswered questions. Tennant was drawn to the subject partly as a result of her past relationship with Hughes -- and because of the legs that surround him and the two women who loved him. Though imaginative fiction, her novel vividly evokes the social and literary circles in which Plath and Hughes traveled and with the complexities, needs, and desires of three talented yet tortured people whose story continues to capture the imagination of readers.

Crossing the Water

Crossing the Water
  • Author : Sylvia Plath
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Pages : 72
  • Relase : 2017-10-03
  • ISBN : 9780571342495

Crossing the Water Book Review:

Crossing the Water and Winter Trees contain the poems written during the exceptionally creative period of the last years of Sylvia Plath's life. Published posthumously in 1971, they add a startling counterpoint to Ariel, the volume that made her reputation. Readers will recognise some of her most celebrated poems - 'Childless Woman', 'Mirror', 'Insomniac' - while discovering those still overlooked, including her radio play Three Women. These two extraordinary volumes find their place alongside The Colossus and Ariel in the oeuvre of a singular talent. 'Nearly all the poems here have the familiar Plath daring, the same feel of bits of frightened, vibrant, indignant consciousness translated instantly into words and images that blend close, experienced horror and icy, sardonic control.' Alan Brownjohn, New Statesman

The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath

The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath
  • Author : Janet McCann
  • Publisher : Salem PressInc
  • Pages : 403
  • Relase : 2011
  • ISBN : 1587658364

The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath Book Review:

The Bell Jar is a highly distinctive and unusual book, and although the era of the 1950's it represents has faded and disappeared into history, the power of this novel does not dissipate. The original essays in this volume each take on a specific angle from which to examine the work. One essay discusses the issue of nature vs. nurture in the novel, while another discusses the similarities between Plath's work and Susanna Kaysen's Girl, Interrupted. The older essays provide some of the finest scholarship on The Bell Jar that has been made available over the years, and offer a wide variety of critical approaches to this work.