The Bell Jar By Sylvia Math. 296 Pp. New York
Esther Greenwood isÂ good, lovely, enormously proficient, and successful, however slowly going underâ€”perhaps forÂ the final time. One in all his most generally identified literary contributions was his 1963 e-book The Hearth Subsequent Time, a textual content that includes two essays. But we don’t like to think about it. And people women and men who take the matter into their very own palms, and spend all at once with prodigal disdain, appear frighteningly different from you and me. Sylvia Plath is a type of others, and to them our gratitude and our dismay are equally impertinent.
Mariella Frostrup talks to Ali Smith about Sylvia Plath’s celebrated novel The Bell Jar. The personal lives of very few writers have been subjected to a scrutiny as unsparing as Plath’s life invited after her suicide and but her creations have managed to wrest the spotlight from more sensational topics like a bad marriage and her lifelong battle with a fatal melancholy.
Most of us read this blistering semi-autobiographical novelâ€”initially printed under the pseudonym Victoria Lucas,â€ in order that, according to one shut pal , Plath’s mom would not know she had written itâ€”in highschool, whether or not at school, or after a heart-to-coronary heart with the native feminist librarian, or you recognize, after seeing Kat Stratford learn it inÂ 10 Things I Hate About You.
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