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The Bell Jar


The Bell Jar

Sylvia Plath

 The novel, The Bell Jar, follows Esther Greenwood through a painful summer, fall, and winter from being a guest editor for a fashion magazine in New York City in June to being a patient in an asylum months later. In telling her own story, Esther introduces us to her mother, her "boyfriend" Buddy, the other girls who accompany her in New York City as student editors, acquaintances from her home town and college, and fellow patients. She persistently analyzes her relationships, her own thoughts and feelings, and the conventions that society pushes on her, but finds that she cannot escape the psychological blows that she gets daily from them.

As I was reading The Bell Jar, an absolutely stunning "autobiographical" novel by Sylvia Plath, I couldn't help but think how "J.D. Salinger" it seemed, and upon finishing it, I definitely feel that it is a more feminine Catcher in the Rye. This novel is absolutely amazing and beautifully written. Great for those who liked Catcher in the Rye!

5 out of 5 stars

 

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