Tag Archives: Sylvia Plath

Review Book #2 : The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath

“Working in New York one hot summer, Esther Greenwood is on the brink of her future. Yet she is also on the edge of a darkness that makes her world increasingly unreal. In this vivid and unforgettable novel, Esther’s vision of the world shimmers and shifts: day-to-day New York living, her crazed men-friends, and hot […]

7 Books I’m Going to Read This Year*

*If it kills me The problem with studying English Lit is that at the end of the day, I don’t really fancy reading more books and more often than not I just settle down with some guilty TV – Gossip Girl anyone? But I’m determined this year to read some more out of my course, […]

Mirror, Sylvia Plath

I discovered this poem at A Level and absolutely adore it. I don’t know why, but reading it makes me feel empty, almost like I wrote it myself and emptied my consciousness onto the page in doing so. Maybe it’s because, as Terry Eagleton says, literature should contain universal truth and Sylvia Plath does it perfectly […]