The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

August 9, 2011

The most incredible thing by this renowned book is that it reads like a stream of consciousness. Better than like talking to a friend, Better than reading someone's diary, Better than hearing someone's thoughts; It is closer to thinking yourself. It wouldn't be out of place inside your own head. I think that it is so relevant to teenagers despite the fact it's not about a teen as its a journey of self discovery and self loss that doesn't talk down to you. It doesn't feel like it's been mulled over and edited for effective. I could read it a hundred times easily.


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on Feb. 7 2015 at 8:39 am
TanviKusum DIAMOND, Gurgaon, Other
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Favorite Quote:
All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.
Orison Swett Marden

"The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say." - Anais Nin

we speak in hushed voices so as to not wake our memories

That's true! I loved reading The Bell Jar, such a forceful read. I also document letters to Sylvia Plath on this blog, letterstoplath.wordpress.com/category/uncategorized/prose/. Please submit because I think you understand her in a novel way. Would love to hear your perspective.


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