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The Bell Jar

  • Type: Novel
  • Length: 244 pages



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  • Mademoiselle (magazine), Esther Greenwood works in a summer internship at a prominent magazine in New York City. "The Bell Jar" is based on Sylvia Plath's own experience as guest editor at Mademoiselle.

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1953/06/00 Mademoiselle (magazine) Employer Sylvia Plath begins a 20 month-long position of guest editor at Mademoiselle. On the morning of her first day, Plath meets magazine's editor, Betsy Talbot Blackwell, in the magazine's dark-green and pink conference room.
1953/06/00 Silvia Plath Work Sylvia Plath begins a 20 month-long position of guest editor at Mademoiselle. On the morning of her first day, Plath meets magazine's editor, Betsy Talbot Blackwell, in the magazine's dark-green and pink conference room.
1953/09/14 Silvia Plath Health Sylvia Plath enters McLean Hospital for six months of treatment, which she will write about in "The Bell Jar". She stays at the Women's (South) Belknap House. McLean Hospital National Register District Belmont, MA
1961/00/00 Silvia Plath Author After the publishing of her "The Colossus and Other Poems", Plath gets beyond writer's block enjoys "a night of inspiration". She begins writing The Bell Jar every morning at a great pace, completing a draft in 70 days.
1963/01/14 Silvia Plath Author "The Bell Jar" by Sylvia Plath is published under the pseudonym Victoria Lucas by British publisher William Heinemann.
1963/01/14 William Heinemann Publisher "The Bell Jar" by Sylvia Plath is published under the pseudonym Victoria Lucas by British publisher William Heinemann.

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Particulars for The Bell Jar:
Art Type Book a written or printed work consisting of pages glued or sewn together along one side and bound in covers.
Mental Illness Clinical Depression mental health disorder characterized by persistently depressed mood or loss of interest in activities, causing significant impairment in daily life.
Narrative Arts Factual concerned with what is actually true rather than interpretations of or reactions to it
Narrative Arts Fiction prose literature, especially short stories and novels, that describes imaginary events and people
Disease Mental Illness wide range of mental health conditions disorders that affect your mood, thinking and behavior
Narrative Arts Narrative Prose ordinary written language which tells a story
Art Type Novel long form fiction narrative that is at least 40,000 words in length
Narrative Arts Semi-autobiographical dealing partly with the writer's own life but also containing fictional elements.

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Original Language: English



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