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The Bell Jar (Unabridged)

The Bell Jar (Unabridged)
A Book

by Sylvia Plath

  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Release : 2018-12-21
  • Pages : 179
  • ISBN : 8027248345
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This eBook edition of "The Bell Jar (Unabridged)" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. 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.

The Bell Jar

The Bell Jar
A Book

by Sylvia Plath

  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Release : 2018-07-29
  • Pages : 179
  • ISBN : 8026896556
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Bell Jar

The Bell Jar
A Novel

by Sylvia Plath

  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2015-08-11
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0062444476
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar

Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar
A Book

by Harold Bloom

  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release : 2009-01-01
  • Pages : 175
  • ISBN : 1604132035
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An overview of the novel features a biographical sketch of the American author, a list of characters, a summary of the plot, and critical and analytical views of the work.

The Bell Jar, a Novel of the Fifties

The Bell Jar, a Novel of the Fifties
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by Linda Wagner-Martin

  • Publisher : Twayne Publishers
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 114
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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

The Bell Jar

The Bell Jar
A Book

by Sylvia Plath

  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN : 9780571245642
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Bell Jar is Sylvia Plath's only novel. Renowned for its intensity and outstandingly vivid prose, it broke existing boundaries between fiction and reality and helped to make Plath an enduring feminist icon. It was published under a pseudonym a few weeks before the author's suicide.

Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath
The Bell Jar and Poems

by Raychel Haugrud Reiff

  • Publisher : Benchmark Books
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9780761429623
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Reflecting on The Bell Jar

Reflecting on The Bell Jar
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by Pat Macpherson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 101
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Oppression of the Female in "The Bell Jar" by Sylvia Plath

Oppression of the Female in 'The Bell Jar' by Sylvia Plath
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release : 2020-04-16
  • Pages : 30
  • ISBN : 3346149153
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Bachelor Thesis from the year 2019 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 2,3, University of Dusseldorf "Heinrich Heine", language: English, abstract: The purpose of this thesis is to examine how female authors have presented their own views of a gender restrictive era. Therefore, I am going to analyze two feminist theories, Margaret Fuller's theory "Woman in the nineteenth century" (1845) and Betty Friedan's "Feminine Mystique" (1963), as well as Sylvia Plath's novel "The Bell Jar" (1963). These texts are chosen as they all deal with issues related to femininity and tried to redefine gender roles at their time. The first part of this thesis will compare the theoretical ideas of Friedan and Fuller in order to see how these authors have experienced the patriarchal system of their time and to what extent the role of women in American society has changed. Both theories are important for the analysis of "The Bell Jar" as they contribute to an understanding of the protagonist's struggle to adapt to the implicit rules of the patriarchal system she lives in. The concepts of marriage, education and career as well as motherhood and domesticity are exclusively chosen to explain Esther's place in a society that has certain expectations and rules for women the heroine can no longer accept. Sylvia Plath's novel calls attention to the injustice of the treatment young women received at that time and shows the destructive effects of her era on women who refused to conform to ideals and rules made by the patriarchal system. The main part of this thesis examines how the novel presents the oppressive system of 1950's America in which the heroine has to live in. With "The Bell Jar", Plath provides insight into 1950's America and underlines several issues regarding femininity. She demonstrates these issues with several characters that are either challenging or upholding the system, with character relationships or with medical institutions that "stand as an emblem for women's oppression". Thus, the focus will be on analyzing the instruments and devices Plath uses to shed light on the inequality women experienced at that time.

The Bell Jar

The Bell Jar
Notes

by Jeanne Inness

  • Publisher : Cliff Notes
  • Release : 1984
  • Pages : 78
  • ISBN : 9780822002260
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. CliffsNotes on The Bell Jar takes you into the life of Esther Greenwood: she is a college girl, a good student, a talented writer, and a fashion magazine contest winner; she is the well-bred oldest child in a typical family with two children, a clever games player, a semi-liberated budding intellectual, and a confused late adolescent. Also, Esther is a mental patient. Follow the progression of Esther’s life as she struggles to grow up in the early 1950s in an America where women’s roles were rigidly assigned. Summaries and commentaries will help you understand the social and emotional pressures facing Esther. You’ll also gain insight into the life and background of the author, Syliva Plath. Other features that help you study include Character analyses of major players An analysis of the individual versus society in The Bell Jar An examination of Sylvia Plath’s own tragic history Sample essay questions Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

A Study Guide for Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar

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

by Cengage Learning Gale

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2017-07-25
  • Pages : 52
  • ISBN : 9781375397919
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye
A Book

by J. D. Salinger

  • Publisher : Amereon Limited
  • Release : 1951-09-01
  • Pages : 277
  • ISBN : 9780848832919
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Originally published in hardcover by Little,Brown and Company, July 1951"--T.p. vers

The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath

The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath
A Book

by Janet McCann

  • Publisher : Salem PressInc
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 403
  • ISBN : 9781587658365
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Bell Jar

The Bell Jar
Sylvia Plath

by Sylvia Plath

  • Publisher : Spark Publishing Group
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 72
  • ISBN : 9781586634742
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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!

Ariel

Ariel
A Book

by Sylvia Plath

  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release : 2010-06-17
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 0571259464
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 split identity of Esther Greenwood in Silvia Plath's "The Bell Jar"

The split identity of Esther Greenwood in Silvia Plath's 'The Bell Jar'
A Book

by Sarah Schommer

  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release : 2008-07-18
  • Pages : 15
  • ISBN : 3640106571
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Department of English and Linguistics), course: Madness in Literature, 7 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: 1. Introduction Madness is an important aspect in literature - especially madness of female writers respectively madness of female chief characters is interesting to deal with concerning the social role of women in the cause of time. It [madness] is that state of mind where a person’s feelings or beliefs about himself [...] are completely disrupted, making him unable to function in whatever social role – husband, parent, friend, employee – he might expect to enjoy. It is the state where the sufferer passes beyond the bounds of reality, intelligibility, and rationality as defined by the bulk of society. The psychotic is a stranger among his own people. (Nettle 12) A character consistent to this definition of madness is Esther Greenwood in Silvia Plath’s autobiographical novel The Bell Jar which was published 1963. Being a young intelligent woman, Esther becomes mad as a result of the mental stress to conform to the traditional role of women or to break tradition. Esther Greenwood is passive and unable to be agent of her life. Never having learned how to develop herself as an independent individual, she is dependent on others and follows their ideals of a fulfilling life. She is torn between starting a family and starting a career. According to this, The Bell Jar reveals the difficulty of becoming an adult, by breaking tradition to be able to realize one’s personal scheme of life. As Susan Bassnett points out, “The Bell Jar is a novel about a suicide attempt that fails; but it is also a novel about a woman who learns how to live with herself and how to come to terms with the world, that world of destruction and horror [...]” (Bassnett 122). As the story of Esther Greenwood’s madness is full of interesting symbols and motifs, it is unfortunately impossible to deal with the whole of them. Consequently this paper will focus on few aspects revealing the split identity of Esther Greenwood and show the process of her recovery as well. These basic motifs are: the fig-tree, the fake identity she builds up and the motif of the bell jar. They will be discussed in the context of Esther’s mental illness...

The Bell Jar

The Bell Jar
Webster’s Timeline History, 1871 - 2006

by Icon Group International

  • Publisher : ICON Group International
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9780546749755
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Art of X-Ray Reading

The Art of X-Ray Reading
How the Secrets of 25 Great Works of Literature Will Improve Your Writing

by Roy Peter Clark

  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release : 2016-01-26
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0316282162
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Roy Peter Clark, one of America's most influential writing teachers, draws writing lessons from 25 great texts. Where do writers learn their best moves? They use a technique that Roy Peter Clark calls X-ray reading, a form of reading that lets you penetrate beyond the surface of a text to see how meaning is actually being made. In THE ART OF X-RAY READING, Clark invites you to don your X-ray reading glasses and join him on a guided tour through some of the most exquisite and masterful literary works of all time, from The Great Gatsby to Lolita to The Bluest Eye, and many more. Along the way, he shows you how to mine these masterpieces for invaluable writing strategies that you can add to your aresenal and apply in your own writing. Once you've experienced X-ray reading, your writing will never be the same again.

Collected Poems

Collected Poems
A Book

by Sylvia Plath

  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release : 2015-03-12
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0571264174
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 Cambridge Companion to Sylvia Plath

The Cambridge Companion to Sylvia Plath
A Book

by Jo Gill

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2006-03-09
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN : 0521844967
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The controversies that surround Sylvia Plath's life and work mean that her poems are more read and studied now than ever before. This Companion provides a comprehensive and authoritative overview of Sylvia Plath's poetry, prose, letters and journals and of their place in twentieth-century culture. These essays by leading international scholars represent a spectrum of critical perspectives. They pay particular attention to key debates and to well-known texts such as Ariel and the The Bell Jar, while offering thought-provoking readings to new as well as more experienced Plath readers. The Companion also discusses three additions to the field: Ted Hughes's Birthday Letters, Plath's complete Journals and the 'Restored' edition of Ariel. With its invaluable guide to further reading and chronology of Plath's life and work, this Companion will help students and scholars understand and enjoy Plath's work and its continuing relevance.