Vol. 6 (2017)
Studi e Saggi

Mare del corpo, mare della mente. Sylvia Plath e lo spazio acquatico

Published 2017-12-31


  • ecocriticism,
  • landscape,
  • Sylvia Plath,
  • <em>The Bell Jar</em>


This article aims to analyze the images of the sea and the aquatic element in Sylvia Plath’s novel The Bell Jar – with further references to the later poetry and prose production – focusing on the lexical occurrences of certain words such as sea, ocean and water. All this leads to the possibility of reading the text by ‘aquatic textual plans’, on the basis of the inner lexical matches, and making a distinction between “sea of the body” and “sea of the mind”.


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