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The Yellow Wallpaper

By Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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  • Publisher : The Floating Press
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  • Pages : 40
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Charlotte Perkins Gilman's 1892 short story, The Yellow Wallpaper is a valuable piece of American feminist literature that reveals attitudes toward the psychological health of women in the nineteenth century. Diagnosed with "temporary nervous depression - a slight hysterical tendency" by her physician husband, a woman is confined to an upstairs bedroom. Descending into psychosis at the complete lack of stimulation, she starts obsessing over the room's yellow wallpaper: "It is the strangest yellow, that wall-paper! It makes me think of all the yellow things I ever saw - not beautiful ones like buttercups, but old foul, bad yellow things. But there is something else about that paper - the smell! ... The only thing I can think of that it is like is the color of the paper! A yellow smell."

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The Yellow Wallpaper

By Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
  • Isbn : 1513265261
  • Pages : 22
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 429
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First appearing in 1892 The Yellow Wallpaper is a searing vision of a distinctively feminine form of madness and commands attention as an arresting tale of horror and a moving look into a woman’s mind. The story uncompromisingly thrusts the reader into the mind of the narrator. She is a woman forced, ostensibly for her own good, into a ‘rest cure’, a psychological straitjacket so constricting that she begins to unravel. Her mental dissolution is described with such fierce immediacy that The Yellow Wallpaper has been read and anthologized as a chilling horror tale. While it can easily be appreciated for its disorienting thrills, the story’s true resonance comes from its matter-of-fact portrayal of a woman pushed to the rim of sanity by society’s demands and her family’s utter inability to conceive of the fact that she cannot fit within their strictures. Shot through with unforgettable images of the yellow wallpaper, its shadowy depths and what seems to lurk there, The Yellow Wallpaper builds to a climax that combines the narrative impact of an Edgar Allan Poe story with a wrenching protest of the treatment of women. Unique and genre-bending, Gilman’s story was unrivaled in its era and its power endures undiminished today. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of The Yellow Wallpaper is both modern and readable.

The Yellow Wallpaper

By Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : First Avenue Editions ™
  • Isbn : 1512466840
  • Pages : 22
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 547
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Doctor's orders confine a woman suffering from anxiety and depression to her bedroom, in an effort to prevent mental stimulation of any sort. Despite her forced "rest cure," she continues to write in her journal when her husband isn't looking. Her entries record her terrible and growing fascination with the hideous yellow wallpaper that dominates the room, documenting her slow descent into madness. This work by American author Charlotte Perkins Gilman was based on the author's own experiences. She knew firsthand that the nineteenth-century medical establishment often had dangerously misguided ideas about women's mental and physical health. It is considered to be a seminal feminist work by some, a prime example of Gothic horror by others. First published in 1892, this is an unabridged version of Gilman's controversial short story.

The Yellow Wallpaper & Herland (Collins Classics)

By Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Isbn : 0008527946
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 613
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The Yellow Wallpaper

By Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1627933956
  • Pages : 16
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 694
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THE YELLOW WALL-PAPER is a short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, first published in January 1892 in The New England Magazine. It is regarded as an important early work of American feminist literature, illustrating attitudes in the 19th century toward women's physical and mental health. Presented in the first person, the story is a collection of journal entries written by a woman whose physician husband has confined her to the upstairs bedroom of a house he has rented for the summer. She is forbidden from working and has to hide her journal from him, so she can recuperate from what he calls a "temporary nervous depression - a slight hysterical tendency," a diagnosis common to women in that period.

The Yellow Wallpaper

By Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Isbn : 1444659634
  • Pages : 30
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 943
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Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860–1935) was an American novelist, short story writer, poet, humanist, and lecturer. Her unorthodox concepts and lifestyle led her to become a model for subsequent generations of feminists, and she has been immortalised in the National Women's Hall of Fame. First published in 1892, her semi-autobiographical short story "The Yellow Wallpaper" was written following a bout of postpartum psychosis and is the work she is best remembered for today. Written in the form of a diary, we follow the life of an unnamed woman whose physician husband has prescribed her countryside and bed rest for the treatment of her "temporary nervous depression – a slight hysterical tendency", a diagnosis common to women during the period. Highly recommended for those interested in feminist history and literature. Contents include "Charlotte Perkins Gilman", "The Yellow Wallpaper", and "Why I Wrote the Yellow Wallpaper". Read & Co. Classics is proudly republishing this classic work now in a new edition, complete with the article 'Why I Wrote the Yellow Wallpaper'.

The Yellow Wallpaper - Our Androcentric Culture

By Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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  • Publisher : FilRougeViceversa
  • Isbn : 3985510814
  • Pages : 150
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 733
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It is very seldom that mere ordinary people like John and myself secure ancestral halls for the summer. A colonial mansion, a hereditary estate, I would say a haunted house, and reach the height of romantic felicity—but that would be asking too much of fate! Still I will proudly declare that there is something queer about it. Else, why should it be let so cheaply? And why have stood so long untenanted? John laughs at me, of course, but one expects that in marriage. John is practical in the extreme. He has no patience with faith, an intense horror of superstition, and he scoffs openly at any talk of things not to be felt and seen and put down in figures. John is a physician, and PERHAPS—(I would not say it to a living soul, of course, but this is dead paper and a great relief to my mind)—PERHAPS that is one reason I do not get well faster. You see he does not believe I am sick! And what can one do?

The Portrait of a New Woman in “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

By Anna Dabek
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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Isbn : 3656846952
  • Pages : 6
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reads : 108
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Essay from the year 2008 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: A, , course: American Literature, language: English, abstract: Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” was first published in the Forerunner, in 1913, and it aroused a lot of controversy among the readers. Those who read the story were totally confused and unable to understand the author’s intentions. As Gilman writes in her essay Why I Wrote “The Yellow Wallpaper” : “[A] Boston physician made protest in the Transcript. Such a story ought not to be written, he said; it was enough to drive anyone mad to read it.” [Gilman 1913:1] Why was the doctor so affected by Gilman’s story? What was so extraordinary about it? First of all, the story was written at the time when women’s roles were solely defined by men. At the beginning of the twentieth century, women were mainly supposed to be devoted to the needs of their families. As stated in The Changing Role of Womanhood: From True Woman to New Woman in Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Deborah Thomas, men created: (...) an ideological prison that subjected and silenced women. This ideology, called the Cult of True Womanhood, legitimized the victimization of women. The Cult of Domesticity and the Cult of Purity were the central tenets of the Cult of True Womanhood. [Thomas 1998 :1] Women attempted to reject the traditional model of behaviour their fathers and husbands imposed on them. However, most of their endeavours were doomed to failure. Thomas quotes Welter who states that: “If anyone, male or female, dared to tamper with the complex virtues which made up True Womanhood, he was dammed immediately as the enemy of God, of civilization, and of the Republic.” [Ibid]

The Yellow Wallpaper

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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Isbn : 365622319X
  • Pages : 14
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 816
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Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1.0, University of Heidelberg (Anglistisches Seminar), language: English, abstract: The short story The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman was published in 1892 and is considered to be a very important work of feminist literature. In this paper the short story will be analyzed in regard to the critical theory of feminism. The main part will give special attention to stereotypes of women represented in the story, namely the perfect housewife and the hysterical woman, as well as the traditional gender power structure in the late nineteenth century. However, at the beginning there will be a brief explanation of the aspects of feminism as a critical literary theory. The following part will pay close attention to symbols like the bedroom to demonstrate how they reflect the social and emotional state of the narrator and what they reveal about her defeat or liberation. Additionally, it will illustrate the main characters of the short story, specifically the unknown narrator herself, and which stereotypes of people from the Victorian era they represent. The narrator tells the reader about her life as a wife and mother. She has great problems in fulfilling her duty as a mother because of depression since the birth of her child. The narrator and her husband stay in an old mansion house so that she can recover, but her husband does not really think that she is sick. He leaves her alone almost every day, supposedly because of his work, but this emotional loneliness and the absent of her family and friends, lead her to break down at the end of the story. But is the short story The Yellow Wallpaper really about depression or does it actually reveal something about the woman`s role in society in the late nineteenth century?

The Yellow Wallpaper

By Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 1443427012
  • Pages : 25
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 369
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Through a series of journal entries, a woman records her thoughts and feelings over the course of a summer, shortly after giving birth to her child. Confined to her bedroom on the advice of her husband, a physician, “The Yellow Wallpaper” chronicles the woman’s increasing instability, as she becomes obsessed with the yellow wallpaper covering the walls of her room. “The Yellow Wallpaper” is considered one of the earliest American feminist works of fiction and is unique for author Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s deft handling of the delicate subject of contemporary attitudes about women’s bodies, emotions, and mental health. The story is considered to be semi-autobiographical, and is based on Gilman’s own experiences with postpartum depression and rest cures. HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.

The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Writings

By Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Gibbs Smith
  • Isbn : 1423652142
  • Pages : 392
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 617
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Part of the Gibbs Smith Women's Voices series: A collection of literary voices written by, and for, extraordinary women—to encourage, challenge, and inspire. Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860–1935) championed women’s rights in her prolific fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Discover three influential works by one of America’s first feminists in their unabridged form: the short story The Yellow Wallpaper, a haunting interpretation of postpartum depression; the feminist utopian novel Herland; and Women and Economics, which when published in 1898 established Gilman as a sociologist, philosopher, ethicist, and social critic, and is considered by many to be her greatest work. Continue your journey in the Women’s Voices series with Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte (ISBN: 978-1-4236-5099-7), The Feminist Papers, by Mary Wollstonecraft (ISBN: 978-1-4236-5097-3), Hope Is the Thing with Feathers, the complete poems of Emily Dickinson (ISBN: 978-1-4236-5098-0), and Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott (ISBN: 978-1-4236-5211-3).

Charlotte Perkins Gilman's “The Yellow Wall-paper” and the History of Its Publication and Reception

By Julie Bates Dock
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  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • Isbn : 0271074108
  • Pages : 144
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 959
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Since its publication in 1892, Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wall-paper" has always been recognized as a powerful statement about the victimization of a woman whose neurasthenic condition is completely misdiagnosed, mistreated, and misunderstood, leaving her to face insanity alone, as a prisoner in her own bedroom. Never before, however, has the story itself been portrayed as victimized. In this first critical edition of Gilman's "The Yellow Wall-paper," accompanied by contemporary reviews and previously unpublished letters, Julie Bates Dock examines the various myth-frames that have been used to legitimize Gilman's story. The editor discusses how modern feminist critics' readings (and misreadings) of the available documents uphold a set of legends that originated with Gilman herself and that promulgate an almost saintly view of the pioneering feminist author. The documents made available in the collection enable scholars and students to evaluate firsthand Gilman's claims regarding the story's impact on its first audiences. Dock presents an authoritative text of "The Yellow Wall-paper" for the first time since its initial publication. Included are a textual commentary, full descriptions of all relevant texts, lists of editorial emendations and pre-copy-text substantive variants, a complete historical collation that documents all the variants found in important editions after 1892, and a listing of textual sources for more than one hundred reprintings of the story in anthologies and textbooks. Other documents in the casebook that illuminate the story's publication and reception histories include Gilman's successive and varying accounts of the story's history, her diary and manuscript log entries and letters pertaining to the story, W. D. Howells's correspondence with Gilman and Horace Scudder, editor of The Atlantic Monthly, and his remarks on the story when he reprinted it in Great American Short Stories, and more than two dozen reviews of the story by Gilman's contemporaries. Taken together, the criticism, text, documents, and annotations constitute a rich and valuable contribution to Gilman scholarship, calling into question the feminist literary criticism that has helped to shape interpretations of a literary masterpiece.

The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

By Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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  • Publisher : BookRix
  • Isbn : 3736803834
  • Pages : 26
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 715
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It is very seldom that mere ordinary people like John and myself secure ancestral halls for the summer. A colonial mansion, a hereditary estate, I would say a haunted house, and reach the height of romantic felicity—but that would be asking too much of fate! Still I will proudly declare that there is something queer about it. Else, why should it be let so cheaply? And why have stood so long untenanted? John laughs at me, of course, but one expects that in marriage.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s "The Yellow Wallpaper". An analysis

By Verena Schörkhuber
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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Isbn : 3640174453
  • Pages : 30
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reads : 400
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Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Vienna (Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik), course: Seminar des 2. Studienabschnitts, 40 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: This paper seeks to shed light upon Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” (1892) – a text that has become an American feminist classic and has been interpreted as a ‘transformed autobiography’ (Shulman, xix), as a ‘journalistic/clinical account of a woman’s gradual descent into madness’ (Bak, 39), and in multiple ways as a ‘critique of gender relations’ (Shulman, xix). It is a ‘bitter story’, as Ann J. Lane describes it, ‘of a young woman driven to insanity by a loving husband-doctor, who, with the purest motives, imposed Mitchell’s “rest cure”’ (Lane, vii). The narrator of the story is diagnosed as suffering from a ‘temporary nervous depression’ (W, 4), which is today known as ‘postpartum depression’, that is, a depression caused by profound hormonal changes after childbirth. Written some five years after the author herself, following the birth of her first child, became ‘a mental wreck’ in need of a ‘rest cure’, “The Yellow Wallpaper” is a fictionalized account of Gilman’s own subjection to the rest cure of Silas Weir Mitchell, whose mode of treatment so notoriously typified conventional late Victorian doctoring of women .

The Yellow Wall-Paper, Herland, and Selected Writings

By Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 1101145021
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 979
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A collection of the groundbreaking feminist writer's most famous works, with a thought-provoking introduction by bestselling author Kate Bolick Wonderfully sardonic and slyly humorous, the writings of landmark American feminist and socialist thinker Charlotte Perkins Gilman were penned in response to her frustrations with the gender-based double standard that prevailed in America as the twentieth century began. Perhaps best known for her chilling depiction of a woman's mental breakdown in her unforgettable 1892 short story 'The Yellow Wall-Paper', Gilman also wrote Herland, a wry novel that imagines a peaceful, progressive country from which men have been absent for two thousand years. Both are included in this volume, along with a selection of Gilman's major short stories and her poems. New York Times bestselling author Kate Bolick contributes an illuminating introduction that explores Gilman's fascinating yet complicated life. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

The Yellow Wallpaper - A Stylistic Analysis

By Robert Kampf
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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Isbn : 3640599772
  • Pages : 13
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reads : 566
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Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 3,0, University of Münster (Englisches Seminar), language: English, abstract: The task will be to examine the given extract in terms of style, narration and possible meaning emerging from the text and it’s mostly foregrounded elements. Further ambitions are to analyze how Gilman uses autobiographical elements for an implied authorship and to discuss the problem of interpretation. This question arises automatically, when dealing only with extracts from, therefore not complete, texts, and will be deepened in the concluding chapter: “Reconsideration”.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Yellow Wall-Paper

By Julia Esau
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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Isbn : 3656195102
  • Pages : 7
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 219
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Essay from the year 2010 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Tubingen, language: English, abstract: When you read The Yellow Wall-Paper, written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the first time it gives you on one hand a feeling of compassion for the narrator; and on the other hand you feel anger for the rude way she is treated by her husband and doctor and for the injustice the narrator has to bear. Nowadays, where it would be unimaginable for a woman to accept this “destiny” you cannot understand why the narrator does not defend herself against her medical therapy and the way her husband is treating her. In the 19th century, when this story probably takes place, it was the most usual way to cure women with mental problems. To analyze the story it must be related to the context of the 19th century and not of these days. The medical knowledge and the relationship between husband and wife were just absolutely different than today. By looking on marriage and medicine in the time Charlotte Perkins Gilman wrote “The Yellow Wall-Paper” it becomes clear that neither her husband nor her medical therapy can be called “unfair” or “unjust” – at least not in the historical context.

Behind the Yellow Wallpaper

By Farah Ahamed,Henri Bensussen,Amy Bridges,Leah Chaffins,R. Crawford,Judith Day,Gabriela Denise Frank,Laura Hartenberger,Sheila Lamb,Tracie Orsi,Vivian Papp,Colleen Quinn,Heidi Andrea Restrepo Rhodes, P.J. Schaefer,Nikki Vogel
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : New Lit Salon Press
  • Isbn : 0988551241
  • Pages : 136
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 666
  • File Pdf: behind-the-yellow-wallpaper.pdf

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“The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman is a feminist classic, a haunting critique of the isolation treatment for female hysteria wrapped up in a superb psychological horror story. Over a century later women are still battling gender bias in the treatment of mental illness. Here are 15 stories of very different women who have in common the fact that they are fighting for control of their worlds and of their minds. Traci Orsi's "Waiting for Jordan" finds Julia hallucinating at home when her husband is shipped off to Iraq. Leah Chaffin's "Last Caress" delves into the sad and savage story of a rare female serial killer while in "An Obedient Girl" Amy Bridges relates her experience as an average girl who has a singular experience with a lobotomized woman. Age, religion, motherhood, sex and work life are all explored in these gripping stories of women who remain Behind the Yellow Wallpaper, battling valiantly and sometimes viciously to break free by any means necessary. Each story is paired with original photographic art by Loreal Prystaj. Prystaj’s dark, gripping art evoke the same despair, fear, anger, hopelessness, heartache, and fight for survival that make up these extraordinary New Tales of Madness.

Writing Oneself into Existence: The Yellow Wallpaper and the Question of Female Self-Definition

By Yvonne Troll
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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Isbn : 3640285328
  • Pages : 15
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 948
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Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Freiburg (Englisches Seminar), course: American Women Writers, 15 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: “The Yellow Wallpaper” is an exceptional piece of art by an author who, living at a time that put a heavy weight of social conventions and expectations on women, was trying to undermine these restrictions through sharp analysis of the man-made society surrounding and tying women. Charlotte Perkins Gilman wrote a number of short stories, novels and poems all dealing with the situation of women as wives, mothers, workers, artists and individuals. But although the subjects of all her works are critical and particularly provoking for the time, not flattering Gilman with a lot of fame, “The Yellow Wallpaper” is both in style and draft distinctive, more subtle and effective, and it unites her various points of social criticism to a strong attack on a system that ruins female sanity and suppresses female creativity. By the time of its first publication in 1892 it was read as a horror tale, since it contains elements typical for stories in the tradition of Poe, and because of its terrifying impact on the reader. To me a complete misunderstanding of the textual depth and message. But nevertheless the famous sentence in the letter of Horace E. Scudder, the editor of the Atlantic Monthly, rejecting the publication in his magazine, shows that there must have been a presentiment of the accusing content and real power of the story. “I could not forgive myself if I made others as miserable as I have made myself!” The ignorance from the male-dominated audience of Gilman’s time made the publication difficult and even after it was published, it remained widely unnoticed and unprinted until it was reinterpreted by Elaine R. Hedges from a feminist angle in 1973 during the rise of feminist literary criticism. With Hedges interpretation the story got the attention it deserved and was, for the first time, acknowledged for what it is. In addition to that she connected the author’s life and the narrator’s story. “The Yellow Wallpaper” is fictive, but there are undoubtedly so many parallels to the authors biography that it cannot be understood without knowing the biographical background.

Wild Unrest

By Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0199753237
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 600
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In Wild Unrest, Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz offers a vivid portrait of Charlotte Perkins Gilman in the 1880s, drawing new connections between the author's life and work and illuminating the predicament of women then and now. "The Yellow Wall-Paper" captured a woman's harrowing descent into madness and drew on the author's intimate knowledge of mental illness. Like the narrator of her story, Gilman was a victim of what was termed "neurasthenia" or "hysteria"--a "bad case of the nerves." She had faced depressive episodes since adolescence, and with the arrival of marriage and motherhood, they deepened. In 1887 she suffered a severe breakdown and sought the "rest cure" of famed neurologist S. Weir Mitchell. Her marriage was a troubled one, and in the years that followed she separated from and ultimately divorced her husband. It was at this point, however, that Gilman embarked on what would become an influential career as an author, lecturer, and advocate for women's rights. Horowitz draws on a treasure trove of primary sources to illuminate the making of "The Yellow Wall-Paper": Gilman's journals and letters, which closely track her daily life and the reading that most influenced her; the voluminous diaries of her husband, Walter Stetson, which contain verbatim transcriptions of conversations with and letters from Charlotte; and the published work of S. Weir Mitchell, whose rest cure dominated the treatment of female "hysteria" in late 19th century America. Horowitz argues that these sources ultimately reveal that Gilman's great story emerged more from emotions rooted in the confinement and tensions of her unhappy marriage than from distress following Mitchell's rest cure. Wild Unrest adds immeasurably to our understanding of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, uncovering both the literary and personal sources behind "The Yellow Wall-Paper."

The Representation of Material World and Things in Gilman’s "The Yellow Wallpaper"

By Alina Müller
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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Isbn : 334610088X
  • Pages : 16
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reads : 147
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Seminar paper from the year 2014 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, language: English, abstract: This paper puts an emphasis on the representation of material world and things in Gilman’s short story "The Yellow Wallpaper". It explores the question of how things of domesticity in the story are incorporated in narrators emotional and physical lives, how objects come to serve as a mediator of interiority, phantasy, and longing of the narrator, how the narrator follows the path of inanimate objects, and how these objects act upon her. In "The Yellow Wallpaper", Gilman depicts the feminist consciousness of oppression and injustice mirrored in private life of the nameless narrator; and gives the readers an example of the nineteenth century woman’s life in realms of marriage, maternity, and domesticity. Gilman’s short story is an example of a female protest against the negligent treatment of Victorian women in patriarchal society. She represents the relations of domination, power, and control by the relationship of the female narrator and her husband, John. However, the most significant point in this story, is the portrayal of the female narrator and her emotional engagement with objects of domesticity, which becomes the reflection of her relationship with John. For example, Bill Brown points out that capitalism and socialism created material culture that developed strong emotional attachments of humans to things. He emphasizes that engagement with material environment, passion for possession, accumulation, and consumption enabled humans “the feeling of success and the feel of identity”. In “The Yellow Wallpaper”, the narrator inhabiting the world of things begins to attribute the special value and the meaning to things, which gives her not a sense of success but rather that of failure and deprivation.

The Deterioation of the Woman's Mental Health. In "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

By Malaika Klitzke
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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Isbn : 3346541193
  • Pages : 11
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Document from the year 2021 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Tubingen (Englisches Institut), course: Introduction to Literary Studies, language: English, abstract: "The Yellow Wallpaper" takes place in the 1890 ́s America. The story is about a woman who suffers from temporary nervous depression and is treated for that diagnosis by her husband John, a physician. As the story proceeds her mental state deteriorates until it reaches a state of madness. In the following I want to exhibit why the woman had no chance of curing her mental illness due to her social environment and the time in which she lived. I will inspect the gender roles during the 19th century and how mental illness was treated. I will also examine the role her husband played in the deterioration of her health, since he is her doctor and the person closest to her. "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman will be my primary text.

City of a Thousand Gates

By Rebecca Sacks
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 1443462195
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 506
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A novel of great humanity, compassion and astonishing immediacy, this unique debut portrays the emotional reality of contemporary life in the West Bank and the irreconcilable Israeli-Palestinian conflict. A collage of narrative voices and different points of view are woven around the murder of two young people, one Israeli and one Palestinian. Brave and bold, this gorgeously written work of fiction introduces a large cast of characters in a setting where violence is routine, even normal, and where survival is defined by boundaries, walls and checkpoints that force people to live and love within and across them. Hamid has come into Israeli territory illegally to work. He runs into Vera, a German journalist on her way to Jerusalem to cover the story of Salem, a Palestinian boy who is in a coma after being beaten by Israeli teenagers. On her way to the hospital, Vera runs in front of a car driven by Ido, a new father, who is distracted by thoughts of a young Jewish girl murdered by a terrorist. Ori, an eighteen-year-old soldier from a nearby settlement, is guarding the checkpoint through which Hamid’s professor, Samar, must pass. This powerful novel delivers an eminently human, complex and compassionate view of an irreconcilable conflict. Sacks writes unflinchingly about the hate and violence that continues to fuel tensions in the West Bank. It’s an extraordinary debut work of fiction that mines the range of shared human emotions with riveting engagement and understanding.

A Very Stable Genius

By Philip Rucker,Carol Leonnig
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 198487750X
  • Pages : 512
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 569
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The instant #1 bestseller. “This taut and terrifying book is among the most closely observed accounts of Donald J. Trump’s shambolic tenure in office to date." - Dwight Garner, The New York Times Washington Post national investigative reporter Carol Leonnig and White House bureau chief Philip Rucker, both Pulitzer Prize winners, provide the definitive insider narrative of Donald Trump’s presidency “I alone can fix it.” So proclaimed Donald J. Trump on July 21, 2016, accepting the Republican presidential nomination and promising to restore what he described as a fallen nation. Yet as he undertook the actual work of the commander in chief, it became nearly impossible to see beyond the daily chaos of scandal, investigation, and constant bluster. In fact, there were patterns to his behavior and that of his associates. The universal value of the Trump administration was loyalty—not to the country, but to the president himself—and Trump’s North Star was always the perpetuation of his own power. With deep and unmatched sources throughout Washington, D.C., Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker reveal the forty-fifth president up close. Here, for the first time, certain officials who felt honor-bound not to divulge what they witnessed in positions of trust tell the truth for the benefit of history. A peerless and gripping narrative, A Very Stable Genius not only reveals President Trump at his most unvarnished but shows how he tested the strength of America’s democracy and its common heart as a nation.

In Love

By Amy Bloom
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 059324396X
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 177
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A powerful memoir of a love that leads two people to find a courageous way to part—and a woman’s struggle to go forward in the face of loss—that “enriches the reader’s life with urgency and gratitude” (The Washington Post) “A pleasure to read . . . Rarely has a memoir about death been so full of life. . . . Bloom has a talent for mixing the prosaic and profound, the slapstick and the serious.”—USA Today ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2022—Oprah Daily, BookPage Amy Bloom began to notice changes in her husband, Brian: He retired early from a new job he loved; he withdrew from close friendships; he talked mostly about the past. Suddenly, it seemed there was a glass wall between them, and their long walks and talks stopped. Their world was altered forever when an MRI confirmed what they could no longer ignore: Brian had Alzheimer’s disease. Forced to confront the truth of the diagnosis and its impact on the future he had envisioned, Brian was determined to die on his feet, not live on his knees. Supporting each other in their last journey together, Brian and Amy made the unimaginably difficult and painful decision to go to Dignitas, an organization based in Switzerland that empowers a person to end their own life with dignity and peace. In this heartbreaking and surprising memoir, Bloom sheds light on a part of life we so often shy away from discussing—its ending. Written in Bloom’s captivating, insightful voice and with her trademark wit and candor, In Love is an unforgettable portrait of a beautiful marriage, and a boundary-defying love.

A Study Guide for Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "Yellow Wallpaper"

By Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Gale Cengage Learning
  • Isbn : 141035265X
  • Pages : 19
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 781
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A Study Guide for Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "Yellow Wallpaper," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.

Interior Chinatown

By Charles Yu
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Isbn : 0307907201
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 900
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • From the infinitely inventive author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, a deeply personal novel about race, pop culture, immigration, assimilation, and escaping the roles we are forced to play. "One of the funniest books of the year.... A delicious, ambitious Hollywood satire." —The Washington Post Willis Wu doesn’t perceive himself as the protagonist in his own life: he’s merely Generic Asian Man. Sometimes he gets to be Background Oriental Making a Weird Face or even Disgraced Son, but always he is relegated to a prop. Yet every day, he leaves his tiny room in a Chinatown SRO and enters the Golden Palace restaurant, where Black and White, a procedural cop show, is in perpetual production. He’s a bit player here, too, but he dreams of being Kung Fu Guy—the most respected role that anyone who looks like him can attain. Or is it? After stumbling into the spotlight, Willis finds himself launched into a wider world than he’s ever known, discovering not only the secret history of Chinatown, but the buried legacy of his own family. Infinitely inventive and deeply personal, exploring the themes of pop culture, assimilation, and immigration—Interior Chinatown is Charles Yu’s most moving, daring, and masterful novel yet.

The Age of Magic

By Ben Okri
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Head of Zeus
  • Isbn : 1784081469
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 213
  • File Pdf: the-age-of-magic.pdf

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From Booker Prize-Winner Ben Okri. A group of world-weary travellers discover the meaning of life in a mysterious mountain village. Eight film-makers arrive at a small Swiss hotel on the shores of a luminous lake. Above them, strewn with lights that twinkle in the darkness, looms the towering Rigi mountain. Over the course of three days and two nights, the travellers will find themselves drawn in to the mystery of the mountain reflected in the lake. One by one, they will be disturbed, enlightened, and transformed, each in a different way. The Age of Magic has begun. Unveil your eyes. ALSO BY BEN OKRI: Astonishing the Gods, In Arcadia, A Way of Being Free, Dangerous Love.

Poisoner in Chief

By Stephen Kinzer
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  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Isbn : 1250140447
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 348
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The bestselling author of All the Shah’s Men and The Brothers tells the astonishing story of the man who oversaw the CIA’s secret drug and mind-control experiments of the 1950s and ’60s. The visionary chemist Sidney Gottlieb was the CIA’s master magician and gentlehearted torturer—the agency’s “poisoner in chief.” As head of the MK-ULTRA mind control project, he directed brutal experiments at secret prisons on three continents. He made pills, powders, and potions that could kill or maim without a trace—including some intended for Fidel Castro and other foreign leaders. He paid prostitutes to lure clients to CIA-run bordellos, where they were secretly dosed with mind-altering drugs. His experiments spread LSD across the United States, making him a hidden godfather of the 1960s counterculture. For years he was the chief supplier of spy tools used by CIA officers around the world. Stephen Kinzer, author of groundbreaking books about U.S. clandestine operations, draws on new documentary research and original interviews to bring to life one of the most powerful unknown Americans of the twentieth century. Gottlieb’s reckless experiments on “expendable” human subjects destroyed many lives, yet he considered himself deeply spiritual. He lived in a remote cabin without running water, meditated, and rose before dawn to milk his goats. During his twenty-two years at the CIA, Gottlieb worked in the deepest secrecy. Only since his death has it become possible to piece together his astonishing career at the intersection of extreme science and covert action. Poisoner in Chief reveals him as a clandestine conjurer on an epic scale.

THE COLLECTED WORKS OF CHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN: Short Stories, Novels, Poems & Essays

By Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : 802720285X
  • Pages : 1820
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 739
  • File Pdf: the-collected-works-of-charlotte-perkins-gilman.pdf

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Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created volume of "THE COLLECTED WORKS OF CHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN: Short Stories, Novels, Poems & Essays”. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents: The Yellow Wallpaper Why I wrote the Yellow Wallpaper What Diantha Did The Crux Moving the Mountain Herland With Her in Ourland Three Thanksgivings According To Solomon Her Housekeeper A Middle-Sized Artist When I Was A Witch A Coincidence The Cottagette Mr. Robert Grey Sr. The Boys And The Butter My Astonishing Dodo A Word In Season Turned The Giant Wistaria Essays and Sketches The Man-Made World; Or, Our Androcentric Culture The Home: Its Works and Influence Concerning Children Women and Economics A Small God And A Large Goddess Introducing The World, The Flash, and The Devil Where The Heart Is Why We Honestly Fear Socialism The Poor Relation Reasonable Resolutions Private Morality and Public Immorality The Humanness of Women The Barrel Kitchen-Mindedness Parlor-Mindedness Nursery-Mindedness Naughty A Village of Fools Believing and Knowing The House of Apples Ten Suggestions Genius, Domestic and Maternal A Man in Prison A Woman in Prison Improved Methods of Habit Culture Only an Hour Wholesale Hypnotism The Kitchen Fly Her Pets What Virtues Are Made Of Animals in Cities While The King Slept The Beauty Women Have Lost Is It Wrong To Take Life? The World and The Three Artists Woman and The State Why Texts? Women Teachers, Married and Unmarried Christmas Love Our Overworked Instincts The Permanent Child The New Motherhood How We Waste Three-Fourths of Our Money The Nun in The Kitchen Poems: Then This Arrears How Doth The Hat Thanksgiving Thanksong.... Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935) was a prominent American feminist, sociologist, novelist, writer of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction, and a lecturer for social reform.

Madness and Confinement in Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wall-Paper" and Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre

By Eva Maria Krehl
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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Isbn : 3638545350
  • Pages : 15
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 534
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2005 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Literatur, Note: 1,5, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, Veranstaltung: Gender: Reading and Writing between Romanticism and the 20th Century, 10 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: A reader of nineteenth century literature by women is bound to encounter a striking coherence of theme and imagery throughout all genres. One of the recurring themes is that of madness and confinement. The often cited “Mad Woman in the Attic,” who is locked away by male authority, appears as a central figure both in Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story “The Yellow Wall-Paper,” written in 1890, and Charlotte Brontë’s famous novel Jane Eyre,which was published in 1847. This essay will seek to explore similarities between the two works in respect to their description of madness as an escape from repressive social structures. The mad woman will be discussed as representing a rebellious double to the submissive heroine, who appears to be fragmented and confined by Victorian conventions of propriety. Emphasis will be laid as well on the medical treatment of mental illnesses that both texts deal with. It will be shown that gender-biased medical judgments made by men in both works actually have their origin in subconscious male anxieties.

Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents

By Lindsay C. Gibson
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  • Publisher : New Harbinger Publications
  • Isbn : 162625172X
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 412
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If you grew up with an emotionally immature, unavailable, or selfish parent, you may have lingering feelings of anger, loneliness, betrayal, or abandonment. You may recall your childhood as a time when your emotional needs were not met, when your feelings were dismissed, or when you took on adult levels of responsibility in an effort to compensate for your parent’s behavior. These wounds can be healed, and you can move forward in your life. In this breakthrough book, clinical psychologist Lindsay Gibson exposes the destructive nature of parents who are emotionally immature or unavailable. You will see how these parents create a sense of neglect, and discover ways to heal from the pain and confusion caused by your childhood. By freeing yourself from your parents’ emotional immaturity, you can recover your true nature, control how you react to them, and avoid disappointment. Finally, you’ll learn how to create positive, new relationships so you can build a better life. Discover the four types of difficult parents: The emotional parent instills feelings of instability and anxiety The driven parent stays busy trying to perfect everything and everyone The passive parent avoids dealing with anything upsetting The rejecting parent is withdrawn, dismissive, and derogatory