The Bell Jar

The Bell Jar
Author: Sylvia Plath
Release: 2018-07-29
Editor: e-artnow
Pages: 179
ISBN: 9788026896555
Language: en
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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
Release: 2012-01-12
Editor: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9780737758061
Language: en
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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.

The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye
Author: Jerome David Salinger
Release: 1977
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:248591227
Language: en
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A Study Guide for Sylvia Plath s The Bell Jar

A Study Guide for Sylvia Plath s The Bell Jar
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Release: 2015-09-15
Editor: Gale, Cengage Learning
Pages: 15
ISBN: 9781410335494
Language: en
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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.

Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath
Author: Raychel Haugrud Reiff
Release: 2008
Editor: Benchmark Books
Pages: 144
ISBN: 076142962X
Language: en
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"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.

No Mama No

No Mama No
Author: Verity Bargate
Release: 1978
Editor: Jonathan Cape
Pages: 136
ISBN: UOM:39015030854221
Language: en
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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.

The Bell Jar

The Bell Jar
Author: Sylvia Plath
Release: 2002
Editor: Spark Publishing Group
Pages: 72
ISBN: 1586634747
Language: en
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Get your "A" in gear! They're today's most popular study guides-with everything you need to succeed in school. Written by Harvard students for students, since its inception SparkNotes™ has developed a loyal community of dedicated users and become a major education brand. Consumer demand has been so strong that the guides have expanded to over 150 titles. SparkNotes'™ motto is Smarter, Better, Faster because: · They feature the most current ideas and themes, written by experts. · They're easier to understand, because the same people who use them have also written them. · The clear writing style and edited content enables students to read through the material quickly, saving valuable time. And with everything covered--context; plot overview; character lists; themes, motifs, and symbols; summary and analysis, key facts; study questions and essay topics; and reviews and resources--you don't have to go anywhere else!

The 100 Best Novels

The 100 Best Novels
Author: Robert McCrum
Release: 2015-10-08
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 260
ISBN: 1903385423
Language: en
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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.

Reflecting on The Bell Jar

Reflecting on The Bell Jar
Author: Pat Macpherson
Release: 1991
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 101
ISBN: UOM:39015021993103
Language: en
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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.

Collected Poems

Collected Poems
Author: Sylvia Plath
Release: 2015-03-12
Editor: Faber & Faber
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780571264179
Language: en
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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

The Bell Jar a Novel of the Fifties

The Bell Jar  a Novel of the Fifties
Author: Linda Wagner-Martin
Release: 1992
Editor: Twayne Publishers
Pages: 136
ISBN: UOM:39015025628184
Language: en
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"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
Release: 2017-10-03
Editor: Faber & Faber
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9780571342488
Language: en
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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

Sylvia and Ted

Sylvia and Ted
Author: Emma Tennant
Release: 2001-05-12
Editor: Henry Holt and Company
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781466819580
Language: en
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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.

The Colossus

The Colossus
Author: Sylvia Plath
Release: 2020-01-25
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 124
ISBN: 9798604347539
Language: en
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'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.

Three Women

Three Women
Author: Sylvia Plath
Release: 1975*
Editor: Lulu.com
Pages: 27
ISBN: 9781904232490
Language: en
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A radio play in verse, comprised of three intertwining monologues by women in a maternity ward.

Sounds from the Bell Jar

Sounds from the Bell Jar
Author: Gordon Claridge,Ruth Pryor,Gwen Watkins
Release: 2014-01-14
Editor: Palgrave Macmillan
Pages: 260
ISBN: 1349105015
Language: en
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Madness and creativity - are they related? Two literary scholars and a psychologist bring a unique blend of professional skills to bear on this question, first reviewing the contemporary scientific evidence and then examining in detail the lives and works of ten authors - dating from the Middle Ages to the 20th century - who, as judged here by the latest diagnostic techniques, demonstrably suffered from a psychotic illness. For its material the book draws extensively on the subjects' own written words to illustrate the intimate connection that existed between the authors' creative expression and what they felt and perceived as psychotic persons.

Ariel

Ariel
Author: Sylvia Plath
Release: 2014-10-21
Editor: McClelland & Stewart
Pages: 76
ISBN: 9781551997643
Language: en
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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.

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

The Bell Jar  by Sylvia Plath
Author: Janet McCann
Release: 2011
Editor: Salem PressInc
Pages: 403
ISBN: 1587658364
Language: en
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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.

Crossing the Water

Crossing the Water
Author: Sylvia Plath
Release: 2017-10-03
Editor: Faber & Faber
Pages: 72
ISBN: 9780571342495
Language: en
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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 Little Prince

The Little Prince
Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry,SBP Editors
Release: 2017-11-04
Editor: Samaira Book Publishers
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9788193540190
Language: en
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