The Classics Book Club

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The Classics Book Club was created to help  English and English Education majors read and analyze high school literature for use in the future classroom or career.  The club is given 1-2 books to read from classic literature repertoire of the English classroom (i.e. Catcher in the Rye, The Sun Also Rises, 1984, Slaughter House Five, etc.)  and meets every 3 weeks with various professors and graduate students in an intimate, coffee house setting.  We make sure that English students have a vast amount of literature under their belts for future reference in the English classroom.

This meeting’s book is “The Bell Jar” by Sylvia Plath.

Sylvia Plath’s shocking, realistic, and intensely emotional novel about a woman falling into the grip of insanity

Esther Greenwood is brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under—maybe for the last time. In her acclaimed and enduring masterwork, Sylvia Plath brilliantly draws the reader into Esther’s breakdown with such intensity that her insanity becomes palpably real, even rational—as accessible an experience as going to the movies. A deep penetration into the darkest and most harrowing corners of the human psyche, The Bell Jar is an extraordinary accomplishment and a haunting American classic.

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