The Bell Jar

Author: Sylvia Plath
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571248209
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I was supposed to be having the time of my life. When Esther Greenwood wins an internship on a New York fashion magazine in 1953, she is elated, believing she will finally realise her dream to become a writer. But in between the cocktail parties and piles of manuscripts, Esther's life begins to slide out of control. She finds herself spiralling into depression and eventually a suicide attempt, as she grapples with difficult relationships and a society which refuses to take women's aspirations seriously. The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath's only novel, was originally published in 1963 under the pseudonym Victoria Lucas. The novel is partially based on Plath's own life and descent into mental illness, and has become a modern classic. The Bell Jar has been celebrated for its darkly funny and razor sharp portrait of 1950s society and has sold millions of copies worldwide.

A Redoma De Vidro

Author: SYLVIA PLATH
Publisher:
ISBN: 8525057940
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Dos subúrbios de Boston para uma prestigiosa universidade para moças. Do campus para um estágio em Nova York. O mundo parecia estar se abrindo para Esther Greenwood, entre o trabalho na redação de uma revista feminina e uma intensa vida social. No entanto, um verão aparentemente promissor é o gatilho da crise que levaria a jovem do glamour da Madison Avenue a uma clinica psiquiátrica. Lançado semanas antes da morte da poeta, o livro é repleto de referências autobiográficas. A narrativa é inspirada nos acontecimentos do verão de 1952, quando Silvia Plath tentou o suicídio e foi internada em uma clínica psiquiátrica. A obra foi publicada na Inglaterra sob o pseudônimo Victoria Lucas, para preservar as pessoas que inspiraram seus personagens. Assim como a protagonista, a autora foi uma estudante com um histórico exemplar que sofreu uma grave depressão. Muitas questões de Esther retratam as preocupações de uma geração pré-revolução sexual, em que as mulheres ainda precisavam escolher se priorizavam a profissão ou a família, mas A redoma de vidro segue atual. Além da elegância da prosa de Plath, o livro extrai sua força da forma corajosa como trata a doença mental. Sutilmente, a autora apresenta ao leitor o ponto de vista de quem vivencia o colapso. Esther tem uma visão muito crítica, às vezes ácida, da sociedade e de si mesma, mas aos poucos a indiferença se instaura, distanciando a moça do mundo à sua volta. 'Me sentia muito calma e muito vazia, do jeito que o olho de um tornado deve se sentir, movendo-se pacatamente em meio ao turbilhão que o rodeia'. Ao lidar com sua depressão, Esther também realiza a transição de menina para uma jovem mulher. Mais que um relato sobre problemas mentais, A redoma de vidro é uma narrativa singular acerca das dores do amadurecimento.

Ariel

Author: Sylvia Plath
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571259465
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The poems in Sylvia Plath's Ariel, including many of her best-known such as 'Lady Lazarus', 'Daddy', 'Edge' and 'Paralytic', were all written between the publication in 1960 of Plath's first book, The Colossus, and her death in 1963. 'If the poems are despairing, vengeful and destructive, they are at the same time tender, open to things, and also unusually clever, sardonic, hardminded . . . They are works of great artistic purity and, despite all the nihilism, great generosity . . . the book is a major literary event.' A. Alvarez in the Observer This beautifully designed edition forms part of a series with five other cherished poets, including Wendy Cope, Don Paterson, Philip Larkin, Simon Armitage and Alice Oswald.

Ariel

Author: Sylvia Plath
Publisher: Red Shed
ISBN: 0571322727
Size: 19.28 MB
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Experience the wonder of the written word from some of the greatest writers of the modern age, with Faber Modern Classics. Featuring an introduction from Frieda Hughes.

Winter Trees

Author: Sylvia Plath
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571342488
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The poems in Winter Trees were written in the last nine months of Sylvia Plath's life, and form part of the group from which the Ariel poems were chosen. They reveal the poet at the height of her creative powers, exhibiting the startling imagery and dramatic play for which she became known. Published posthumously in 1971, this valuable collection finds its place alongside The Colossus and Ariel in the oeuvre of a singular talent. '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 Unabridged Journals Of Sylvia Plath 1950 1962

Author: Sylvia Plath
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0385720254
Size: 14.19 MB
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An uncensored collection of the late poet's complete journals as recorded during the last twelve years of her life includes previously unpublished material and chronicles her personal and literary struggles.