The Bell Jar At 40 By Emily Gould

Obvious causes for the eight-12 months delay in importing The Bell Jar from England (publication there, 1963) will not be in themselves convincing. Studio photograph of Sylvia Plath (with brown hair) by Warren Kay Vantine, 1954 and the first printing of “The Bell Jar,” 1966. When Esther Greenwood wins an internship on a New York vogue journal in 1953, she is elated, believing she will finally realise her dream to change into a author. Esther’s mom insists that her daughter channel herself into socially acceptable instructions without listening to Esther’s personal wants.

Well-known for her confessional style of writing prose and poetry – as well as the truth that she attempted suicide several times before taking her personal life at age 30 – Plath shared many experiences along with her principal character, Esther Greenwood – an overbearing mother, an unfulfilling visitor editorship at a famend ladies’s journal in New York Metropolis, an obsession with suicide and improperly administered electroshock therapies.

The Bell Jar-first printed below a pseudonym in 1963 and later issued underneath Plath’s personal name in England in 1966-is an autobiographical novel describing an formidable young girl’s efforts to turn into a “actual New York author” solely to sink into psychological sickness and despair at her lack of ability to function inside the slender confines of conventional feminine expectations.

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