Belzhar

Belzhar
Author: Meg Wolitzer
Publisher: Penguin
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2014
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 0525423052

Jam Gallahue, fifteen, unable to cope with the loss of her boyfriend Reeve, is sent to a therapeutic boarding school in Vermont, where a journal-writing assignment for an exclusive, mysterious English class transports her to the magical realm of Belzhar, where she and Reeve can be together.

The Cambridge Introduction to Sylvia Plath

The Cambridge Introduction to Sylvia Plath
Author: Jo Gill
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 153
Release: 2008-09-11
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1139474138

Sylvia Plath is widely recognized as one of the leading figures in twentieth-century Anglo-American literature and culture. Her work has constantly remained in print in the UK and US (and in numerous translated editions) since the appearance of her first collection in 1960. Plath's own writing has been supplemented over the decades by a wealth of critical and biographical material. The Cambridge Introduction to Sylvia Plath provides an authoritative and comprehensive guide to the poetry, prose and autobiographical writings of Sylvia Plath. It offers a critical overview of key readings, debates and issues from almost fifty years of Plath scholarship, draws attention to the historical, literary, national and gender contexts which frame her writing and presents informed and attentive readings of her own work. This accessibly written book will be of great use to students beginning their explorations of this important writer.

The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath

The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath
Author: Janet McCann
Publisher:
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2012
Genre:
ISBN: 9781587658365

The Bell Jar has always been troubling reading, because its main character Esther Greenwood is so fully identified with Sylvia Plath herself. Attempts to separate them critically have not been successful. This volume consists of essays about The Bell Jar. Essays discuss how the novel reflected the time in which it was written and on the critical reception of the novel.

Pain, Parties, Work

Pain, Parties, Work
Author: Elizabeth Winder
Publisher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2013-04-16
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 0062085522

"I dreamed of New York, I am going there." On May 31, 1953, twenty-year-old Sylvia Plath arrived in New York City for a one-month stint at "the intellectual fashion magazine" Mademoiselle to be a guest editor for its prestigious annual college issue. Over the next twenty-six days, the bright, blond New England collegian lived at the Barbizon Hotel, attended Balanchine ballets, watched a game at Yankee Stadium, and danced at the West Side Tennis Club. She typed rejection letters to writers from The New Yorker and ate an entire bowl of caviar at an advertising luncheon. She stalked Dylan Thomas and fought off an aggressive diamond-wielding delegate from the United Nations. She took hot baths, had her hair done, and discovered her signature drink (vodka, no ice). Young, beautiful, and on the cusp of an advantageous career, she was supposed to be having the time of her life. Drawing on in-depth interviews with fellow guest editors whose memories infuse these pages, Elizabeth Winder reveals how these twenty-six days indelibly altered how Plath saw herself, her mother, her friendships, and her romantic relationships, and how this period shaped her emerging identity as a woman and as a writer. Pain, Parties, Work—the three words Plath used to describe that time—shows how Manhattan's alien atmosphere unleashed an anxiety that would stay with her for the rest of her all-too-short life. Thoughtful and illuminating, this captivating portrait invites us to see Sylvia Plath before The Bell Jar, before she became an icon—a young woman with everything to live for.

A Study Guide for Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar

A Study Guide for Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 15
Release: 2015-09-15
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1410335496

A Study Guide for Sylvia Plath's "The Bell Jar," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye
Author: J. D. Salinger
Publisher: ببلومانيا للنشر والتوزيع
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2024-06-28
Genre: Fiction
ISBN:

The Catcher in the Rye," written by J.D. Salinger and published in 1951, is a classic American novel that explores the themes of adolescence, alienation, and identity through the eyes of its protagonist, Holden Caulfield. The novel is set in the 1950s and follows Holden, a 16-year-old who has just been expelled from his prep school, Pencey Prep. Disillusioned with the world around him, Holden decides to leave Pencey early and spend a few days alone in New York City before returning home. Over the course of these days, Holden interacts with various people, including old friends, a former teacher, and strangers, all the while grappling with his feelings of loneliness and dissatisfaction. Holden is deeply troubled by the "phoniness" of the adult world and is haunted by the death of his younger brother, Allie, which has left a lasting impact on him. He fantasizes about being "the catcher in the rye," a guardian who saves children from losing their innocence by catching them before they fall off a cliff into adulthooda. The novel ends with Holden in a mental institution, where he is being treated for a nervous breakdown. He expresses some hope for the future, indicating a possible path to recovery..

Depression in Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar

Depression in Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar
Author: Dedria Bryfonski
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2012-01-12
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
ISBN: 0737765003

Because wherever I sat, on the deck of a ship or at a street café in Paris or Bangkok, I would be sitting under the same glass bell jar, stewing in my own sour air. Readers who are familiar with Sylvia Plath's work may recognize this well-known quotation from her first and only novel, The Bell Jar, which tackles issues of depression, mental illness, and the search for individuality. This compelling volume examines Sylvia Plath's life and writings, with a specific look at key ideas related to The Bell Jar. A collection of twenty-three essays offers readers context and insight to discussions centering around the pervasive impact of illness, the novel as a search for personal identity, and the autobiographical nature of the work. The book also examines contemporary perspectives on depression, such as the sometimes deadly pressure of perfectionism on gifted teens, and the idea that depression and risk of suicide run in families.

Zoo Time

Zoo Time
Author: Howard Jacobson
Publisher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 482
Release: 2013-01-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1408837447

The new novel from the author of "The Finkler Question," winner of the Man Booker Prize 2010

Winter Trees

Winter Trees
Author: Sylvia Plath
Publisher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 41
Release: 2016-11-15
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 0062669478

"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 The poems in Winter Trees, published posthumously in 1972, form part of the collection from which the Ariel poems were chosen.

The Bell Jar

The Bell Jar
Author: Sylvia Plath
Publisher: Spark Notes
Total Pages: 76
Release: 2002-07
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781586634742

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