15 June 2022

#BookLove The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

About The Book

The Bell Jar chronicles the crack-up of Esther Greenwood: brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under—maybe for the last time.

Sylvia Plath masterfully draws the reader into Esther's breakdown with such intensity that Esther's insanity becomes completely real and even rational, as probable and accessible an experience as going to the movies.

Such deep penetration into the dark and harrowing corners of the psyche is an extraordinary accomplishment and has made The Bell Jar a haunting American classic.

My Thoughts

This book is a slow burn. The book is about Esther and her struggle with mental disorders.

Unfortunately, mental disorder is still taboo in our society, think about how difficult it is in 1963, to come out and say “I need help”.

Esther is all of us, our insecure, our darkest, and most definitely all those gloomy days when all we want are to hide. She is obsessive and very difficult to deal with at times.

At times it is difficult to read, as it is so real, that it will shake you to the core.

This is a book everyone must read. This book will not disappoint a single soul.

Book Links

Amazon India | Amazon USA

About the Author

Sylvia Plath was born in 1932 in Massachusetts. Her books include the poetry collections The Colossus, Crossing the Water, Winter Trees, Ariel, and The Collected Poems, which won the Pulitzer Prize. Plath is credited with being a pioneer of the 20th-century style of writing called confessional poetry. Her poem "Daddy" is one of the best-known examples of this genre.

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