Sylvia Plath – The Bell Jar

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A troubled voice

Through the voice of her alter ego Esther, Sylvia Plath shares her dramatic experience with depression and attempted suicide, in a nicely symbolic prose and a style which seemed dictated by whispers.
The search for her own identity, lived almost in a claustrophobic way, destroys the life of the brilliant student Esther, who struggles between the choice of a bourgeois existence and the desire to be simply herself. She will eventually create a meaningless world where she is unable to live.
An icon of the feminist movement, The bell jar is a story of suffering and redemption, an inside scream which touches the heart of each reader.

Translation by Barbara Pellegrini (edited by Sara Di Girolamo)

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