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Sylvia Plath

The Bell Jar

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Sylvia Plath's shocking, realistic, and intensely emotional novel about a woman falling into the grip of insanity
Esther Greenwood is brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under—maybe for the last time. In her acclaimed and enduring masterwork, Sylvia Plath brilliantly draws the reader into Esther's breakdown with such intensity that her insanity becomes palpably real, even rational—as accessible an experience as going to the movies. A deep penetration into the darkest and most harrowing corners of the human psyche, The Bell Jar is an extraordinary accomplishment and a haunting American classic.
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  • Gwyn Desiertoshared an impression2 years ago
    👍Worth reading
    💞Loved Up

    Esther a material gworl

  • Strayedstarzzshared an impression5 months ago
    👍Worth reading

    I really liked this book and I somehow kind of relate with Esther

  • valeriashared an impression3 years ago
    👍Worth reading

    Поэтично и честно о самых тёмных уголках человеческой психики. Знаю что ещё долго буду о ней думать. Очень хочу вам посоветовать, но ещё хочу сказать что это тот случай когда нужно сначала подумать готовы ли вы ее читать.


  • Alejandra Gómezhas quoted5 years ago
    The silence depressed me. It wasn’t the silence of silence. It was my own silence.
  • Táliahas quoted3 years ago
    It didn’t seem to be summer any more. I could feel the winter shaking my bones and banging my teeth together, and the big white hotel towel I had dragged down with me lay under my head numb as a snowdrift.
  • ueremeevahas quoted4 years ago
    I thought the most beautiful thing in the world must be shadow, the million moving shapes and cul-de-sacs of shadow. There was shadow in bureau drawers and closets and suitcases, and shadow under houses and trees and stones, and shadow at the back of people’s eyes and smiles, and shadow, miles and miles and miles of it, on the night side of the earth.

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