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"I was supposed to be having the time of my life," Sylvia Plath's young protagonist sighs in the 1963 classic The Bell Jar. Sulking, acerbic Esther Greenwood-Holden Caulfield in a shantung sheath-is in Manhattan, supposedly "having a real whirl," but is actually spending most of her time obsessing over executions...
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The story of 20-year-old Sylvia Plath's "real whirl" in 1953 Manhattan that served as the basis for "The Bell Jar": http://t.co/UnocbJJyer

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