“I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.”
― Sylvia Plath,
I have wanted to read this book for years, and for some reason I could never seem to find it or get around to it. Everyone has probably heard of this book in one way or another, as it is constantly referenced in popular movies/books etc. It’s absolutely considered to be an American Classic. I am SO glad that I picked this up a few days ago, it completely blew my mind. Such a haunting and powerful book. Just wow.. so so good. I’ve never read a book before, where the writing and story is so intense and overwhelming, that you feel like you are actually experiencing these feelings for yourself. It was unlike anything I’ve ever read, in the best way.
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Sylvia Plath’s shocking, realistic, and intensely emotional novel about a woman falling into the grip of insanity.
Esther Greenwood is brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under—maybe for the last time. In her acclaimed and enduring masterwork, Sylvia Plath brilliantly draws the reader into Esther’s breakdown with such intensity that her insanity becomes palpably real, even rational—as accessible an experience as going to the movies. A deep penetration into the darkest and most harrowing corners of the human psyche, The Bell Jar is an extraordinary accomplishment and a haunting American classic.
The weather has been absolutely gorgeous lately, and I’ve been reading outside almost every afternoon. Today I had a little photo-shoot for some web work, and I am obsessed with this gorgeous floral head-crown I bought yesterday. It makes me feel like Margarey Tyrell from “Game of Thrones” (which returns April 24th if you didn’t already know eek!).