My wife was amazed that I had not already ready Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar. Certainly I was aware of it, and knew that it was highly-respected, but until I had a chance to read it on my Kindle for a discount, I never read it.
Some readers will know that my early literary training was as a German major. Earlier I read thing sin English that interested me, and years later, preparing to teach English, I read what I had to read.
What impressed me about The Bell Jar is Plath' ability to tell a story in first-person narrative. As she does so, She juggles the chronology of events but never loses her reader. I regret that she was not able to develop more as a writer, whether of prose or of poetry, and leave behind more works