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 book's review on goodreads.com page
All that i have to say is-I found it a reflective read, the kind of book that you keep dwelling on even if you've put it aside for a while. it made me feel sad and depressed and yet i felt a kind of yearning to keep on reading because everything in the book seems as if its truly happening. maybe because of its bitter reality or being it 'remorseless' (as NYtimes have written).
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