The Bell Jar

The Bell Jar Author Sylvia Plath
ISBN-10 9780571248209
Release 2008-11-20
Pages 240
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I was supposed to be having the time of my life. When Esther Greenwood wins an internship on a New York fashion magazine in 1953, she is elated, believing she will finally realise her dream to become a writer. But in between the cocktail parties and piles of manuscripts, Esther's life begins to slide out of control. She finds herself spiralling into depression and eventually a suicide attempt, as she grapples with difficult relationships and a society which refuses to take women's aspirations seriously. The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath's only novel, was originally published in 1963 under the pseudonym Victoria Lucas. The novel is partially based on Plath's own life and descent into mental illness, and has become a modern classic. The Bell Jar has been celebrated for its darkly funny and razor sharp portrait of 1950s society and has sold millions of copies worldwide.



A REDOMA DE VIDRO

A REDOMA DE VIDRO Author SYLVIA PLATH
ISBN-10 8525057940
Release 2014-10-10
Pages 280
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Dos subúrbios de Boston para uma prestigiosa universidade para moças. Do campus para um estágio em Nova York. O mundo parecia estar se abrindo para Esther Greenwood, entre o trabalho na redação de uma revista feminina e uma intensa vida social. No entanto, um verão aparentemente promissor é o gatilho da crise que levaria a jovem do glamour da Madison Avenue a uma clinica psiquiátrica. Lançado semanas antes da morte da poeta, o livro é repleto de referências autobiográficas. A narrativa é inspirada nos acontecimentos do verão de 1952, quando Silvia Plath tentou o suicídio e foi internada em uma clínica psiquiátrica. A obra foi publicada na Inglaterra sob o pseudônimo Victoria Lucas, para preservar as pessoas que inspiraram seus personagens. Assim como a protagonista, a autora foi uma estudante com um histórico exemplar que sofreu uma grave depressão. Muitas questões de Esther retratam as preocupações de uma geração pré-revolução sexual, em que as mulheres ainda precisavam escolher se priorizavam a profissão ou a família, mas A redoma de vidro segue atual. Além da elegância da prosa de Plath, o livro extrai sua força da forma corajosa como trata a doença mental. Sutilmente, a autora apresenta ao leitor o ponto de vista de quem vivencia o colapso. Esther tem uma visão muito crítica, às vezes ácida, da sociedade e de si mesma, mas aos poucos a indiferença se instaura, distanciando a moça do mundo à sua volta. 'Me sentia muito calma e muito vazia, do jeito que o olho de um tornado deve se sentir, movendo-se pacatamente em meio ao turbilhão que o rodeia'. Ao lidar com sua depressão, Esther também realiza a transição de menina para uma jovem mulher. Mais que um relato sobre problemas mentais, A redoma de vidro é uma narrativa singular acerca das dores do amadurecimento.



Ariel

Ariel Author Sylvia Plath
ISBN-10 9780571259465
Release 2010-06-17
Pages 96
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The poems in Sylvia Plath's Ariel, including many of her best-known such as 'Lady Lazarus', 'Daddy', 'Edge' and 'Paralytic', were all written between the publication in 1960 of Plath's first book, The Colossus, and her death in 1963. 'If the poems are despairing, vengeful and destructive, they are at the same time tender, open to things, and also unusually clever, sardonic, hardminded . . . They are works of great artistic purity and, despite all the nihilism, great generosity . . . the book is a major literary event.' A. Alvarez in the Observer This beautifully designed edition forms part of a series with five other cherished poets, including Wendy Cope, Don Paterson, Philip Larkin, Simon Armitage and Alice Oswald.



Winter Trees

Winter Trees Author Sylvia Plath
ISBN-10 9780571342488
Release 2017-10-03
Pages 64
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The poems in Winter Trees were written in the last nine months of Sylvia Plath's life, and form part of the group from which the Ariel poems were chosen. They reveal the poet at the height of her creative powers, exhibiting the startling imagery and dramatic play for which she became known. Published posthumously in 1971, this valuable collection finds its place alongside The Colossus and Ariel in the oeuvre of a singular talent. 'Nearly all the poems here have the familiar Plath daring, the same feel of bits of frightened, vibrant, indignant consciousness translated instantly into words and images that blend close, experienced horror and icy, sardonic control.' New Statesman 'A book that anyone seriously interested in poetry now must have . . . Sylvia Plath's immense gift is evident throughout.' Guardian



Ariel

Ariel Author Sylvia Plath
ISBN-10 0571322727
Release 2015-04-02
Pages 81
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Experience the wonder of the written word from some of the greatest writers of the modern age, with Faber Modern Classics. Featuring an introduction from Frieda Hughes.



The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath 1950 1962

The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath  1950 1962 Author Sylvia Plath
ISBN-10 0385720254
Release 2000
Pages 732
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An uncensored collection of the late poet's complete journals as recorded during the last twelve years of her life includes previously unpublished material and chronicles her personal and literary struggles.



Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams

Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams Author Sylvia Plath
ISBN-10 9780062669469
Release 2016-11-15
Pages 352
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Renowned for her poetry, Sylvia Plath was also a brilliant writer of prose. This collection of short stories, essays, and diary excerpts highlights her fierce concentration on craft, the vitality of her intelligence, and the yearnings of her imagination. Featuring an introduction by Plath's husband, the late British poet Ted Hughes, these writings also reflect themes and images she would fully realize in her poetry. Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams truly showcases the talent and genius of Sylvia Plath.



Sounds from the Bell Jar

Sounds from the Bell Jar Author Gordon Claridge
ISBN-10 9781349104994
Release 2016-07-27
Pages 260
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Madness and creativity - are they related? Two literary scholars and a psychologist bring a unique blend of professional skills to bear on this question, first reviewing the contemporary scientific evidence and then examining in detail the lives and works of ten authors - dating from the Middle Ages to the 20th century - who, as judged here by the latest diagnostic techniques, demonstrably suffered from a psychotic illness. For its material the book draws extensively on the subjects' own written words to illustrate the intimate connection that existed between the authors' creative expression and what they felt and perceived as psychotic persons.



The It Doesn t Matter Suit and Other Stories

The It Doesn t Matter Suit and Other Stories Author Sylvia Plath
ISBN-10 9780571314652
Release 2014-11-04
Pages 144
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A timeless collection of stories for younger children. In the eponymous The It-Doesn't-Matter Suit, little Max Nix is on a quest to find the perfect suit he can go ice-fishing, cow-milking and town-walking in. There's magic afoot in Mrs Cherry's Kitchen and children will love to find their perfect Nighty-night little / Turn-out-the-light little Bed! in The Bed Book.



Sylvia Plath Poems Chosen by Carol Ann Duffy

Sylvia Plath Poems Chosen by Carol Ann Duffy Author Sylvia Plath
ISBN-10 9780571301478
Release 2012-10-30
Pages 160
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Sylvia Plath was, for both English and American poetry, one of the defining voices of twentieth-century, and one of the most appealing: few other poets have introduced as many new readers to poetry. Though she published just one collection in her lifetime, The Colossus, and a novel, The Bell Jar, it was following her death in 1963 that her work began to garner the wider audience that it deserved. The manuscript that she left behind, Ariel, was published in 1965 under the editorship of her former husband, Ted Hughes, as were two later volumes, Crossing the Water and Winter Trees in 1971, which helped to make Sylvia Plath a household name. Hughes's careful curation of Plath's work extended to a Collected Poems and a Selected Poems in the 1980s, which remain in print today and stand testimony to the 'profound respect' that Frieda Hughes said her father had for her mother's work. It was not until the publication of a 'restored' Ariel in 2004 that readers were able to appraise Plath's own selection and arrangement of her work. This edition of the poems, chosen by the Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, offers a fresh selection of Sylvia Plath's poetry to stand in parallel to the existing editions. Introduced with an inviting preface, the book is essential reading for those new to and already familiar with the work of this most extraordinary poet.



Girl Interrupted

Girl  Interrupted Author Susanna Kaysen
ISBN-10 9780804151115
Release 2013-06-19
Pages 192
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In 1967, after a session with a psychiatrist she'd never seen before, eighteen-year-old Susanna Kaysen was put in a taxi and sent to McLean Hospital. She spent most of the next two years in the ward for teenage girls in a psychiatric hospital as renowned for its famous clientele—Sylvia Plath, Robert Lowell, James Taylor, and Ray Charles—as for its progressive methods of treating those who could afford its sanctuary. Kaysen's memoir encompasses horror and razor-edged perception while providing vivid portraits of her fellow patients and their keepers. It is a brilliant evocation of a "parallel universe" set within the kaleidoscopically shifting landscape of the late sixties. Girl, Interrupted is a clear-sighted, unflinching document that gives lasting and specific dimension to our definitions of sane and insane, mental illness and recovery.



The Bed Book

The Bed Book Author Sylvia Plath
ISBN-10 0571145531
Release 1976
Pages 30
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Pocket-sized beds, bird-watching beds, beds that fly, bounceable beds... this lively rhyming story for young children is designed to make going to bed a huge adventure.



Sylvia Plath Drawings

Sylvia Plath  Drawings Author Sylvia Plath
ISBN-10 9780062316882
Release 2013-11-05
Pages 72
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Sylvia Plath: Drawings is a portfolio of pen-and-ink illustrations created during the transformative period spent at Cambridge University, when Plath met and secretly married poet Ted Hughes, and traveled with him to Paris and Spain on their honeymoon, years before she wrote her seminal work, The Bell Jar. Throughout her life, Sylvia Plath cited art as her deepest source of inspiration. This collection sheds light on these key years in her life, capturing her exquisite observations of the world around her. It includes Plath’s drawings from England, France, Spain, and New England, featuring such subjects as Parisian rooftops, trees, and churches, as well as a portrait Ted Hughes. Sylvia Plath: Drawings includes letters and diary entries that add depth and context to the great poet’s work, as well as an illuminating introduction by her daughter, Frieda Hughes.



The Bell Jar

The Bell Jar Author Jeanne Inness
ISBN-10 0822002264
Release 1984
Pages 78
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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. CliffsNotes on The Bell Jar takes you into the life of Esther Greenwood: she is a college girl, a good student, a talented writer, and a fashion magazine contest winner; she is the well-bred oldest child in a typical family with two children, a clever games player, a semi-liberated budding intellectual, and a confused late adolescent. Also, Esther is a mental patient. Follow the progression of Esther’s life as she struggles to grow up in the early 1950s in an America where women’s roles were rigidly assigned. Summaries and commentaries will help you understand the social and emotional pressures facing Esther. You’ll also gain insight into the life and background of the author, Syliva Plath. Other features that help you study include Character analyses of major players An analysis of the individual versus society in The Bell Jar An examination of Sylvia Plath’s own tragic history Sample essay questions Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.



Cut

Cut Author Patricia McCormick
ISBN-10 9780545290791
Release 2011
Pages 168
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While confined to a mental hospital, thirteen-year-old Callie slowly comes to understand some of the reasons behind her self-mutilation, and gradually starts to get better.



Owls Do Cry

Owls Do Cry Author Janet Frame
ISBN-10 9780349006680
Release 2016-01-14
Pages 256
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Owls Do Cry is the story of the Withers family: Francie, soon to leave school to start work at the woollen mills; Toby, whose days are marred by the velvet cloak of epilepsy; Chicks, the baby of the family; and Daphne, whose rich, poetic imagination condemns her to a life in institutions. 'Janet Frame's first full-length work of fiction, Owls Do Cry, is an exhilarating and dazzling prelude to her long and successful career. She was to write in several modes, publishing poems, short stories, fables and volumes of autobiography, as well as other novels of varied degrees of formal complexity, but Owls Do Cry remains unique in her oeuvre. It has the freshness and fierceness of a mingled cry of joy and pain. Its evocation of childhood recalls Blake's Songs of Innocence and of Experience, as well as the otherworldly Shakespearean lyric of her title and epigraph, but her handling of her dark material is wholly original' Margaret Drabble



American Isis

American Isis Author Carl Rollyson
ISBN-10 9781250023155
Release 2013-01-29
Pages 336
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On the fiftieth anniversary of her death, a startling new vision of Plath—the first to draw from the recently-opened Ted Hughes archive The life and work of Sylvia Plath has taken on the proportions of myth. Educated at Smith, she had an epically conflict-filled relationship with her mother, Aurelia. She then married the poet Ted Hughes and plunged into the sturm and drang of married life in the full glare of the world of English and American letters. Her poems were fought over, rejected, accepted and, ultimately, embraced by readers everywhere. Dead at thirty, she committed suicide by putting her head in an oven while her children slept. Her poetry collection titled Ariel became a modern classic. Her novel The Bell Jar has a fixed place on student reading lists. American Isis will be the first Plath bio benefitting from the new Ted Hughes archive at the British Library which includes forty one letters between Plath and Hughes as well as a host of unpublished papers. The Sylvia Plath Carl Rollyson brings to us in American Isis is no shrinking Violet overshadowed by Ted Hughes, she is a modern day Isis, a powerful force that embraced high and low culture to establish herself in the literary firmament.