Have you yet seen the excellent, illustrated exhibit website?
If you are free next Wednesday, 27 February, come to Roger Williams University, Bristol, Rhode Island, to hear Karen V. Kukil, the Associate Curator of Rare Books at Smith College, give the Keynote Address to the exhibit. Karen's talk, "The Bell Jar at 50", is absolutely brilliant and will take place in Global Heritage Hall, Room G01. See you there!
Wait... what? Still need more temptation? Here are some of the featured items:
- First edition of The Bell Jar published by Heinemann in England under the pseudonym of Victoria Lucas (1963)
- First American edition of The Bell Jar published by Harper & Row (1971)
- Facsimile of Sylvia Plath's holograph outline for The Bell Jar (1961)
- Royal manual typewriter owned by Sylvia Plath, 1950's
- Original typescript of "Dirge," annotated by Alfred Young Fisher, 
- Original typescript of "Mad Girl’s Love Song", 1959
- Correspondence between Sylvia Plath and her publishers.
- Articles from the Boston Herald regarding Sylvia Plath's attempted suicide, 1953.
- [Study of a Woman], gouache and ink, [cs. 1950-1952]
- Reviews from various sources upon the publication of The Bell Jar, 1963.
- Death Certificate of Sylvia Plath, certified copy from the General Register Office, Somerset House, London
- Correspondence between Aurelia Plath, Sylvia's mother, and Olwyn Hughes, sister of Ted Hughes, regarding the potential publication of The Bell Jar in the United States, 1968.