Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar
Infobase Publishing, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 175 pages
In this classic coming-of-age novel set in post-World War II America, Esther Greenwood emerges as a double for author Sylvia Plath. A summer internship at a fashion magazine in New York City reveals only the lack of beauty in the young woman's inner life, as Esther succumbs to a pervasive depression that she likens to being trapped beneath the title object, a bell jar, struggling for her next breath. Noted literary scholar Harold Bloom introduces this title in the Bloom's Guides series, which also features an annotated bibliography and a listing of other works by the author.
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Bloom's Guide to Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar was recently published by Chelsea House. There is a special place in my heart for Chelsea House as they are the publisher of my biography on Plath. Any ... Read full review
Harold Bloom is a full-of-himself pseudo-intellectual who clearly has no understanding of American literature. He spends the whole time talking about how Path is an author of no importance. I'd like to see anything he has written that is as good or as important as the Bell Jar. The Bell Jar is an invaluable piece of American Literature. Do yourself a favor and buy any other copy of this book! Harold Bloom will ruin the experience for you! AVOID ANYTHING WITH HIS NAME ON IT AT ALL COSTS!!!