The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath

Today in Literary History —> “The Bell Jar,” by Sylvia Plath was first published 1/14/1963. It would not be published in the U.S. until 1971.

“What I’ve done is to throw together events from my own life, fictionalising to add colour- it’s a pot boiler really, but I think it will show how isolated a person feels when he is suffering a breakdown…. I’ve tried to picture my world and the people in it as seen through the distorting lens of a bell jar”
~ Sylvia Plath

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