The Bell Jar–Sylvia Plath

I decided to pick up a book that I have often thought about reading, and which in fact has been in residence on my bookshelf for the past year or so –The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. I read a book Prozac Nation-Young and Depressed in America : A Memoir and Girl, Interrupted because I liked them so much, the librarian recommended The Bell Jar as it deals with the same sort of issues and themes.

I’ve read some of Plath’s poetry, and in fact two of her poems are among my favorites *See them on my “Favorites” page*, so I don’t forsee any issues with Plath’s darkness and metaphorical style of writing.

Oh my god. This could be the best book that I have read all year. The clarity with which Plath describes Esther’s decent into into mental insanity is just amazing. You can tell that she was writing from personal experience.

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