the bell jar

the bell jar

Postby bethany-rose » Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:13 am

i think it's one of those books you just have to read at some point...

i enjoyed is quite sad and strange but i dont really mind that in a book.
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Re: the bell jar

Postby BratGirl » Thu Feb 19, 2009 4:57 pm

The bell jar is one of the most important books I have ever read. It's even more haunting if you read anything about Sylvia Plath's life which mirrors it quite a lot. When I first finished I was beginning to go as mad as Esther but found some comfort in the fact that she is heading towards recovery...but less than a year after the book was published Sylvia committed suicide. I still haven't decided what they means for me...

Still, an absolutely haunting book, and I think a lot of the issues around ownership of the female body are just as relevent today.
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Re: the bell jar

Postby Big Tim » Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:09 am


Soz - I had a drink, but really.
spent a moment on my lips
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