Saturday, February 27, 2016

March 25, 2016 -- The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Next meeting is Friday, March 25, 2016. We will discuss “The Bell Jar” by Sylvia Plath.
Meeting Information:
Location: Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, Small Meeting Room
Address: 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, MO
Date: March 25, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM
Descriptions from Wikipedia:
The Bell Jar is the only novel written by the American writer and poet Sylvia Plath. Originally published under the pseudonym "Victoria Lucas" in 1963, the novel is semi-autobiographical, with the names of places and people changed. The book is often regarded as a roman à clef since the protagonist's descent into mental illness parallels Plath's own experiences with what may have been clinical depression. Plath died by suicide a month after its first UK publication. The novel was published under Plath's name for the first time in 1967 and was not published in the United States until 1971, in accordance with the wishes of both Plath's husband, Ted Hughes, and her mother. The novel has been translated into nearly a dozen languages. The novel, though dark, is often read in high school English classes.


Clif Hostetler said...

Here's a link to my review of the book Sylvia Plath: A Biography by Linda Wagner-Martin. It contains extensive quotations from the book that describe her intentions and feelings during the writing and publishing of The Bell Jar.

Clif Hostetler said...

Here's a link to my review of The Bell Jar.

Clif Hostetler said...

There were fourteen in attendance at our meeting on March 25, 2016. Those attending included Bo Smith, June Seat, Leroy Seat, Charlie Kline, John Rasmus, Ruth Evans, Tom Brown, Jan Carter, Marty Hattan, Bernard Norcott/Mahany, Frank Manley, Mary Cutting, Don Pepper, and Clif Hostetler