Culling the Classics: 'The Bell Jar' by Sylvia Plath

Column by Cath Murphy
Published just over 50 years ago, 'The Bell Jar' by Plath has sold in the millions. But does it deserve its stellar reputation?
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath 50th Ann

New 50th Anniversary Edition of ‘The Bell Jar’ Sparks Anger Over ‘Chick-Lit’ Cover

News by Dean Fetzer February 4, 2013
It’s been 50 years since the first publication of Sylvia Plath’s only book and the new cover has attracted wide-spread criticism.
Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes & daughter Frieda

‘Bell Jar’ Author Sylvia Plath Didn’t Want Her Mother to Know She Wrote it

News by Dean Fetzer January 21, 2013
According to a friend of the writer, Plath didn’t want the book published under her real name while Aurelia Plath was still alive.

The Blagger's Guide to Sylvia Plath

Column by Cath Murphy January 15, 2013
To blag (v): to sound like you know what you’re talking about when you don’t The Blagger’s Guide to Literature (n): an invaluable resource for those who wish to blag about books without reading them.