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 experiece 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....Continua
I've started with the diaries, to get closer to Sylvia, better than the usual story about her: the oven suicide. She was a brilliant, from zero to everything, girl which has fought to obtain what she ever wanted. I can relate to her, what she did and what she expected the most. By the way this novel is the romanced story about her life. Esther is Sylvia and every character is a person she met in real life. The beautiful of some scenes is really underrated; the scene of suicidal thought, when she wanted to deep her body into the water and cut herself; the pills she's taken; the bolt during her stay in the asylum... Totally descriptive and suggestive. If you're thinking this is not really a long past, you have to be glad you're living in the now century.
She describes infinity possibilities and infinity problems that affects this life. The way she describes it simple and sometimes breathtaking.
The bell jar was a beautifully written story of a young girl who is going through a break down. Things were going so well for Easther - she is a brilliant aspiring author who has won scholarships and notoriety for her scholarly accomplishments. This all comes crashing down with one rejection letter that sends her on a down ward spiral. This story tells that downward spiral of the young creative girl and her being committed to a asylum and her treatment. This book considers all of the things that are occurring from Easthers eyes so the reader gets a first hand account of everything....Continua
Un libro emotivamente difficile che mi ha lasciato molta tristezza
Parte leggero e frizzante e mi ha ricordato un po' Il meglio della vita, poi ovviamente diventa qualcos'altro e l'umore della protagonista, la sua malattia, la sua vita con la malattia mi ha reso difficile scindere il libro dalla vita dell'autrice e quindi mi e' anche difficile dara un giudizio al libro, che e; molto bello ma come ho detto gia' molto triste