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Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper
Compares Charlotte Perkins Gilman's novella, `The Yellow Wallpaper' to Charlotte Bronte's novel `Jane Eyre,' by observing the significant resemblances Gilman's yellow room bears toward Bronte's treatment of elements in her red room. The parallels between the rooms; The similarities between Bronte's John Reed and Gi;man's John, the physician; Similarities in the names of characters.
Gilman's `Interminable Grotesque': The narrator of 'The Yellow Wallpaper'
Reviews the short story `The Yellow Wallpaper,' by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.
Haunted House/Haunted Heroine: Female Gothic Closets in "The Yellow Wallpaper"
Concluding his provocative 1989 essay delineating how Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper" functions as a Gothic allegory, Greg Johnson describes Gilman's achievement as yet awaiting its due recognition and her compelling short story as being still under-read, still haunting the margins of the American literary canon. Working from the premise that Gilman's tale adroitly and at times parodically employs Gothic conventions to present an allegory of literary imagination unbinding the social, domestic, and psychological confinements of a 19th century woman writer, Johnson provides a fairly satisfactory general overview of "The Yellow Wallpaper" as a Gothic production.
“I could Paint Still Life as well as any one on Earth”: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the World of Art.
The article profiles Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the author of the short story titled "The Yellow Wall-Paper," a chilling tale based on the nervous breakdown she suffered at the age of twenty-six. Gilman, who died in 1935, had written more than 40 books in the last 35 years and hundreds of articles and essays. Gilman was a poet, fiction writer, social philosopher and lecturer. She relied largely on her skills in painting and drawing as a primary source of income.
Twice Told Tales.
Comments on the depiction of women in the short story 'The Yellow Wallpaper,' by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the book 'Anna,' by David Reed. Plots and storylines; History of publication.
"Too Terribly Good to Be Printed": Charlotte Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper"
Focuses on Charlotte Gilman's 'The Yellow Wallpaper.' Publication of the short story in the 'New England Magazine'; Consideration of the fictive processes of aberrant perception and mental breakdown; Summary of the short story.
Don't take this lying down
IN 1877, Dr. Silas Weir Mitchell, describing what he called his ''rest cure'' for hysterical women, wrote, ''I do not permit the patient to sit up or to sew or write or read. The only action allowed is that needed to clean the teeth.'' At the end of six weeks to two months of such treatment, he expected that women would be good as new. A few years later, Charlotte Perkins Gilman was prescribed Mitchell's rest cure for postpartum depression, and her fictionalized account of its effects in ''The Yellow Wallpaper'' depicts a woman descending slowly but surely into insanity. As someone who was prescribed bed rest two years ago when I was pregnant with my daughter, I know that Gilman, not Mitchell, gets closer to the truth.
Myths of Poesis, Hermeneusis, and Psychogenesis: Hoffmann, Tagore, and Gilman.
Discusses the role of the myths of the maze, the goddess and the descent to the underworld in the short stories 'Mines of Falun,' by E.T.A. Hoffmann, 'The Hungry Stones,' by Rabindranath Tagore and 'The Yellow Wallpaper,' by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. How the myths become metaphors for poesis, hermeneusis and psychogenesis; Creation of a complex allegory of writing, reading and the birth of the self.
Monumental feminism and literature's ancestral house: Another look at 'The Yellow Wallpaper'
Focuses on the short story 'The Yellow Paper' by Charlotte Gilman. Feminist thrust of the story; Response of male readers to the story; Involvement of Gilman in women's movement.