The Bell Jar

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JoJo created the topic: The Bell Jar

I just finished reading a very old book written by Sylvia Plath and called "The Bell Jar". It was her one and only novel because she's was more of a poet. I think the book was way ahead of its time and brilliant.

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EmmyG replied the topic: The Bell Jar

I'm sitting here laughing because The Bell Jar was written in 1963. To me, that is hardly "an old book". I would consider that modern literature. I will have to look that up to see what that era is actually called. I just learned this weekend that books like the Great Gatsby are considered Jazz Era writings. Interesting, huh?

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AutumnRose replied the topic: The Bell Jar

I have read a lot of Sylvia Plath's poetry and I honestly did not know she had written a novel. Her poems seem to be very dark and they tend to confuse me terribly. Was the novel dark too? I am going to have to find it and rad it for myself.