Sylvia Plath s The Bell Jar

Sylvia Plath s The Bell Jar
Author : Harold Bloom
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Total Pages : 175
Release : 2009-01-01
ISBN 10 : 9781604132038
ISBN 13 : 1604132035
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sylvia Plath s The Bell Jar Book Description:

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

The Bell Jar
Author : Sylvia Plath
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Total Pages : 234
Release : 2009
ISBN 10 : 0571245641
ISBN 13 : 9780571245642
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bell Jar Book Description:

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.

The Bell Jar a Novel of the Fifties

The Bell Jar  a Novel of the Fifties
Author : Linda Wagner-Martin
Publisher : Twayne Publishers
Total Pages : 114
Release : 1992
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015025628184
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bell Jar a Novel of the Fifties Book Description:

"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

A Study Guide for Sylvia Plath s The Bell Jar

A Study Guide for Sylvia Plath s The Bell Jar
Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
Total Pages : 15
Release : 2015-09-15
ISBN 10 : 9781410335494
ISBN 13 : 1410335496
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Study Guide for Sylvia Plath s The Bell Jar Book Description:

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 Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

The Bell Jar  by Sylvia Plath
Author : Janet McCann
Publisher : Salem PressInc
Total Pages : 403
Release : 2011
ISBN 10 : 1587658364
ISBN 13 : 9781587658365
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath Book Description:

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 Unabridged

The Bell Jar  Unabridged
Author : Sylvia Plath
Publisher : e-artnow
Total Pages : 179
Release : 2018-12-21
ISBN 10 : 9788027248346
ISBN 13 : 8027248345
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bell Jar Unabridged Book Description:

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 by Sylvia Plath Book Analysis

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath  Book Analysis
Author : Bright Summaries
Publisher : BrightSummaries.com
Total Pages : 46
Release : 2018-12-13
ISBN 10 : 9782808012225
ISBN 13 : 2808012225
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath Book Analysis Book Description:

Unlock the more straightforward side of The Bell Jar with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, a semi-autobiographical novel which follows Esther Greenwood, a young woman who is undertaking an internship in New York when her mental health begins to decline, leading to stays in a series of psychiatric institutions. The novel is semi-autobiographical: Plath’s own struggles with depression are well-documented, and she underwent electroconvulsive therapy as part of her “treatment”. The Bell Jar is widely admired for its unsparing depiction of the paranoia, stifling conformism and gender inequality that characterised America during the 1950s, and its popularity has not waned in the decades since it was first published. Sylvia Plath was an American novelist and poet. Her best-known works are The Bell Jar and the poetry collection Ariel, which was published posthumously in 1965 (Plath committed suicide in 1963). Find out everything you need to know about The Bell Jar in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

Under the Bell Jar

Under the Bell Jar
Author : Juliane Hanka
Publisher : GRIN Verlag
Total Pages : 64
Release : 2008-07
ISBN 10 : 9783640110490
ISBN 13 : 3640110498
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Under the Bell Jar Book Description:

Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, Dresden Technical University (Institut fur Anglistik/Amerikanistik), course: The 1950s and 1960s in American Literature, 18 entries in the bibliography, language: English, comment: "An excellent paper that carefully investigates the sensitive spaces of interaction between the writer and her fictional protagonist.""An excellent paper that carefully investigates the sensitive spaces of interaction between the writer and her fictional protagonist.," abstract: 1 Introduction Sylvia Plath ended her Life by gassing herself in a stove on February 11th in 1963. This is not the most important fact about the poet and yet the best known detail of her life. Since her death, Plath's work and her life have been irrevocably interblended. Thus, she is either interpreted as a courageous but suppressed female writer or as a dark and mentally disordered summoner of death. In either case she had been mystified as a kind of tragic hero and some critics continue with this kind of blind "Plathophilia" (Bachner 2008) until today. Although her artistic work is mainly composed of poems, her only novel will be the object for the following interpretation of the protagonist's alienation in comparison to respective events in the author's life. Being so closely connected it is impossible to reflect on the novel without factoring her life into the described events of alienation in The Bell Jar. Thus, after introducing the influencing social circumstances of her time, the paper concentrates on Sylvia Plath's degree of authenticity in her writing. On the basis of these findings, two different stages of the protagonist's alienation are to be developed and afterwards her ambivalent relation towards the opposite sex is being discussed as a major consequence to her schizoid attitudes towards her desired social status. Finally, the analysis deals with Plath's strong symbolism, in which the mirror serves as frequ

Study Guide the Bell Jar

Study Guide   the Bell Jar
Author : BookCaps
Publisher : BookCaps Study Guides
Total Pages :
Release : 2012-11-01
ISBN 10 : 9781621074328
ISBN 13 : 1621074323
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Study Guide the Bell Jar Book Description:

The perfect companion to Sylvia Plath', "The Bell Jar," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.