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27.1.13

The Bell Jar: 50th Anniversary

The Atlantic celebrates Sylvia Plath's landmark novel
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar. The Harper Perennial Modern Classics Edition.
The Atlantic has posted a visual history of Sylvia Plath's novel, The Bell Jar which celebrates its fiftieth anniversary this year (link via Critical Cookie): 'This week 50 years ago, the first edition of The Bell Jar was published in England under the pseudonym Victoria Lucas. It didn't make it to the United States until 1971, because Aurelia Plath was embarrassed by what her daughter had to say about her family. But make it to the States (as well as many other countries) it did, and in the last half century years, Sylvia Plath's one and only novel has become a cult favorite, a classroom staple, and a source of inspiration and solace for thousands of young people.' [Read More]

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