Modern Classics? Think works by Harper Lee, Ray Bradbury, Alice Munro - and so many more! Join us for discussions about titles, of all genres, that have shaped current literature. New members always welcome.
We will discuss The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath.
When Esther Greenwood wins an internship on a New York fashion magazine in 1953, she is elated, believing she will finally realize 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 spiraling into serious depression as she grapples with difficult relationships and a society which refuses to take her 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.