Sunday, January 11, 2015
Review: The Bell Jar
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
"You were doing fine, a familiar voice informed my ear, until that man stepped into your path."
This ended up exceeding my expectations - it's too bad it took me fifteen years to get around to reading it - as I recall getting a copy the end of summer before my last year of university, having just returned from Scotland and house hunting with a week to go before classes. I guess on the rush, it just got put aside.
I thought it was a good exploration of the stifling roles for women and the pressures of academia. As a look at a nervous breakdown, also interesting. It's often compared to Catcher in the Rye and I think it's miles better.
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