Saturday, October 8, 2022

the last book I ever read (Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar, excerpt thirteen)

from The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath:

Blue sky opened its dome above the river, and the river was dotted with sails. I readied myself, but immediately my mother and my brother each laid one hand on a door handle. The tires hummed briefly over the grill of the bridge. Water, sails, blue sky and suspended gulls flashed by like an improbable postcard, and we were across.

I sank back in the gray, plush seat and closed my eyes. The air of the bell jar wadded round me and I couldn’t stir.

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