Friday, 4 March 2011

Help! My wish list #14

One more title from my ever-expanding reading wish list.

** The cover image is for illustrative purposes only. If you are a publisher and would kindly like to offer me a copy of this book for review, I will change the cover so as to reflect the edition received. **

The Bell Jar

By Sylvia Plath

Amazon's product description: The Bell Jar is Sylvia Plath's only novel. Renowned for its intensity and outstandingly vivid prose, it broke existing boundaries between fiction and reality and helped to make Plath an enduring feminist icon. It was published under a pseudonym a few weeks before the author's suicide. 'It is a fine novel, as bitter and remorseless as her last poems . . . The world in which the events of the novel take place is a world bounded by the Cold War on one side and the sexual war on the other . . . This novel is not political nor historical in any narrow sense, but in looking at the madness of the world and the world of madness it forces us to consider the great question posed by all truly realistic fiction: What is reality and how can it be confronted? . . . Esther Greenwood's account of her year in the bell jar is as clear and readable as it is witty and disturbing.

Why I want to read this book: Because it's a classic!

4 comments:

winstonsdad said...

This is a classic ,I loved it her story is so interesting ,I ve some of her poetry collections as well there worth reading as well ,all the best stu

Jeane said...

Want to read that one too, since I am in Dublin...

Crafty Green Poet said...

I love this book, it is a classic and deservedly so

CharmedLassie said...

Yep, I would recommend! It's a book that stays with you, and I'm looking forward to getting the chance to read it again... eventually!