About The Bell Jar

There were, in short, no women writers creating women characters who spoke their minds; we had no parallels to Jane Austen’s Elizabeth; no American women were telling their readers what it is/was like to grow up in this vast and complex culture. If we are to understand the American female, […]

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Book Summary

The reader learns early on about the struggles in Esther’s life. Her father died when she was nine; while Esther wants to be a poet, her mother wants her to learn shorthand so that she will have a vocation to fall back on. She has been dating Buddy Willard, a […]

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