The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Stephanie Wang
Student, MA, Psychology

A disturbing yet oddly rational account about the apathetic descent into the depths of despair (and back again).

“‘The Bell Jar’ is a novel about the events of Sylvia Plath’s 20th year: about how she tried to die, and how they stuck her together with glue. It is a fine novel, as bitter and remorseless as her last poems–the kind of book Salinger’s Franny might have written about herself 10 years later, if she had spent those 10 years in Hell.”
Robert Scholes, The New York Times, 1971

Peter Orr interviews Sylvia Plath in 1962.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s