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Tuesday / “The Bell Jar” by Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath self-portrait

Sylvia Plath was an excellent poet but is known to many for this largely autobiographical novel which was first published in 1963 under the pseudonym Victoria Lucas. The Bell Jar has become a classic of American literature.

“I guess I should have been excited the way most of the other girls were, but I couldn't get myself to react. I felt very still and very empty”.

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The recommended titles are in the Library of the International Institute. If you are interested in reading this recommendation, you can check its availability at IIE library catalog.  

Plath, Sylvia (1932-1963)

The bell jar / Sylvia Plath ; biographical note by Lois Ames; drawings by Sylvia Plath. — New York: Harper and Row, cop. 1971. — 296 p. : ill. ; 22cm PS 3566.L27 B45 1971