The Yellow Wall-Paper, Herland, and Selected Writings


Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101145029

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 3795

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 2,000 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 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.

Herland, The Yellow Wall-paper, and Selected Writings


Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780141180625

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 353

View: 9443

Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935) penned this sardonic remark in her autobiography, encapsulating a lifetime of frustration with the gender-based double standard that prevailed in turn-of-the-century America. With her slyly humorous novel, Herland (1915), she created a fictional utopia where not only is face powder obsolete, but an all-female population has created a peaceful, progressive, environmentally-conscious country from which men have been absent for two thousand years. Gilman was enormously prolific, publishing five hundred poems, two hundred short stories, hundreds of essays, eight novels, and seven years' worth of her monthly magazine, The Forerunner. She emerged as one of the key figures in the women's movement of her day, advocating equality of the sexes, the right of women to work, and socialized child care, among other issues. Today Gilman is perhaps best known for the chilling depiction of a woman's mental breakdown in her unforgettable short story, "The Yellow Wall-Paper". This Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics edition includes both this landmark work and Herland, together with a selection of Gilman's major short stories and her poems.

The Yellow Wall-Paper


Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141397438

Category: Fiction

Page: 80

View: 5947

'The color is hideous enough, and unreliable enough, and infuriating enough, but the pattern is torturing.' Written with barely controlled fury after she was confined to her room for 'nerves' and forbidden to write, Gilman's pioneering feminist horror story scandalized nineteenth-century readers with its portrayal of a woman who loses her mind because she has literally nothing to do. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935). Gilman's work is available in Penguin Classics in The Yellow Wall-Paper, Herland and Selected Writings.

Der Klang der Erinnerung


Author: Anna Smaill

Publisher: Arctis Verlag

ISBN: 3038801062

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 4168

Nach dem Ende eines brutalen Bürgerkriegs ist London geteilt: Es gibt Slums und eine "Stadt der Eliten". Durch tägliche Klangspiele wird den Bewohnern die Erinnerung daran, wie es einmal war, genommen. Die Vögel haben aufgehört zu singen und jeder neue Tag fühlt sich an wie der vorherige. Ein junger Mann namens Simon kommt in die Stadt und findet eine neue "Familie" – eine Bande, die hier im Untergrund lebt. Nach und nach gelingt es Simon, seine Erinnerungen wachzurufen, und Lucien, der blinde Anführer der Bande, spürt bald die Gefahr, die von Simons Vergangenheit ausgeht. Es beginnt ein Kampf um Gerechtigkeit und Freiheit, um Gegenwart und Vergangenheit, um Leben und Tod.

The Penguin Classics Book

In Search of the Best Books Ever Written


Author: Henry Eliot

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141990937

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 480

View: 6704

Penguin Classics is the largest and best-known classics imprint in the world. From The Epic of Gilgamesh to the poetry of the First World War, and covering all the greatest works of fiction, poetry, drama, history and philosophy in between, this reader's companion encompasses 500 authors, 1,200 books and 4,000 years of world literature. Stuffed full of stories, author biographies, book summaries and recommendations, and illustrated with thousands of historic Penguin Classic covers, this is an exhilarating and comprehensive guide for anyone who wants to explore and discover the best books ever written.

The Female Fantastic

Gendering the Supernatural in the 1890s and 1920s


Author: Lizzie Harris McCormick,Jennifer Mitchell,Rebecca Soares

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351107771

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 246

View: 2525

For women-identified writers of both eras, the fantastic offered double vision. Not only did the genre offer strategic cover for challenging the status quo, but also a heuristic mechanism for teasing out the gendered psyche’s links to creative, personal, and erotic agency. These dynamic presentations of female and gender-queer subjectivity, are linked in intriguing and complex matrices to key moments in gender(ed) history. This volume contains essays from international scholars covering a wide range of topics, including werewolves, mummies, fairies, demons, time travel, ghosts, haunted spaces and objects, race, gender, queerness, monstrosity, madness, incest, empire, medicine, and science. By interrogating two non-consecutive decades, we seek to uncover the inter-relationships among fantastic literature, feminism, and modern identity and culture. Indeed, while this book considers the relationship between the 1890s and 1920s, it is more an examination of women’s modernism in light of gendered literary production during the fin-de-siècle than the reverse.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman and a Woman's Place in America


Author: Jill Annette Bergman

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817319360

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 8402

Charlotte Perkins Gilman and a Woman's Place in America is a compelling investigation into Gilman's conception of setting and place, consisting of nine essays penned by premier Gilman scholars that explore the varied uses of space and place within Gilman's writing and seek to open new critical approaches to the study of her work.

Bang crunch



Author: Neil Smith,Gabriele Haefs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783895614958


Page: 291

View: 962

Adventures in Friendship


Author: David Grayson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548389109


Page: 102

View: 2881

Those who fell in love with "Adventures in Contentment" and the man who went straight into nature's heart and read her message, will welcome with delight this "Adventures in Friendship." The beauty of the open is in every page.

Herland and Selected Stories


Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698186060

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 2579

At the turn of the twentieth century, Charlotte Perkins Gilman was a celebrity—acclaimed as a leader in the feminist movement and castigated for her divorce, her relinquishment of custody of her daughter, and her unconventional second marriage. She was also widely read, with stories in popular magazines and with dozens of books in print. Her most famous short story, the intensely personal “The Yellow Wallpaper,” was read as a horror story when first published in 1892 and then lapsed into obscurity before being rediscovered and reinterpreted by feminist scholars in the 1970s. Noted anthologist Barbara Solomon has put together a remarkable collection of Gilman’s fiction, which includes twenty short stories and the complete text of Herland, the landmark utopian novel that remained unavailable for more than sixty years. From “The Unexpected,” printed in Kate Field’s Washington in 1890, to such later tales as “Mrs. Elder’s Idea,” published in Gilman’s own periodical, The Forerunner, readers can again encounter this witty, original, and audacious woman who dared to challenge the status quo and who created fiction that continues to be fresh and timeless. Edited and with an Introduction by Barbara H. Solomon




Author: Claire-Louise Bennett

Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag

ISBN: 3641212928

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 4351

Vom Geheimtipp zur weltweit gefeierten literarischen Sensation. Claire-Louise Bennett erzählt vom Alltag in einem einsamen Cottage an Irlands Westküste und verwandelt persönliches Erleben in soghafte Sprache. „Eines der sensationellsten Debüts des Jahres.“ (Colum McCann). Sie lässt alles hinter sich – Freund, Job, Karriere - und zieht in ein kleines irisches Küstendorf. Sprachmächtig und fesselnd zeichnet Claire-Louise Bennett das Porträt einer jungen Frau, die allein in einem hundert Jahre alten Steincottage lebt - mitten in der Natur, abseits von den Zwängen der Gesellschaft. Ein Rückzug, der die Wahrnehmung schärft und den Blick auf die Welt verändert, dem Profanen eine besondere Schönheit entlockt. Mitreißend und kunstvoll beschreibt Claire-Louise Bennett ihren Alltag und zeigt, wie kleine Dinge mit einem Mal eine ungeahnte Tiefe gewinnen, wenn man auf alles Überflüssige verzichtet und die Welt auf sich wirken lässt.

Golden House


Author: Salman Rushdie

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641219388

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 7781

Seit "Fegefeuer der Eitelkeiten" gab es keinen Roman mehr, der unsere Zeit so treffend, unterhaltsam und weitsichtig erklärt. Nero Golden kommt aus einem Land, dessen Namen er nie wieder hören wollte, seit er mit seinen drei erwachsenen Söhnen vor ein paar Jahren nach New York gezogen ist und sich eine junge Russin zur Frau genommen hat. Der junge Filmemacher René wohnt im Nachbarhaus und ist fasziniert von der Familie, die ihm besten Stoff für ein Drehbuch liefert: Aufstieg und Fall eines skrupellos ehrgeizigen, narzisstischen und mediengewandten Schurken, der Make-up trägt und sich die Haare färbt. René wird Zeuge und in einer folgenschweren Episode sogar Teilhaber des dekadenten Treibens im Golden House, dessen Besitzer nicht nur den Vornamen mit Kaiser Nero teilt ... Salman Rushdie erfasst den irritierenden Zeitgeist und zeichnet mit größter Erzählkunst ein treffendes Bild unserer heutigen Welt. Dieser Roman beweist aufs Neue, dass er einer der besten Geschichtenerzähler unserer Tage ist.

Feminism and the Periodical Press, 1900-1918


Author: Lucy Delap,Maria DiCenzo,Leila Ryan

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415320269

Category: Feminism

Page: 1560

View: 5980

The Edwardian period experienced a particularly vibrant periodical culture, with phenomenal growth in the numbers of titles published that were either aimed specifically at women, or else saw women as a key section of their readership or contributor group. It was an era of political ferment in which a number of 'progressive' traditions were formulated, shaped or abandoned, including socialism, feminism, modernism, empire politics, trade unionism and welfarism. Organized around some of the central themes of political thought and utopian thinking, this impressive collection gathers together classic articles from key periodicals. The set presents a comprehensive sourcebook of readings on Edwardian/Progressive era feminist thought, exploring the intervention of the radical public intellectuals working in these traditions in North America and the UK from 1900-1918.

Frauengesundheit in Theorie und Praxis

Feministische Perspektiven in den Gesundheitswissenschaften


Author: Gerlinde Mauerer

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 383941461X

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 5680

Dieses Buch zeigt die theoretischen und praktischen Verbindungen von Frauengesundheitsforschung, Frauengesundheitspraxis und Feministischen Theorien. Historische, politische und gesellschaftliche Analysen zu Frauengesundheit werden durch aktuelle Perspektiven aus der Praxis ergänzt. Aus unterschiedlichen disziplinären Perspektiven, etwa Gesundheitsförderung und Public Health, Gesundheits- und Medizinsoziologie, Körpersoziologie und Gender Studies, beschäftigen sich Praktikerinnen mit dem Thema »Frauengesundheit«. Auch Nicht-Wissenschaftlerinnen finden hier breit gefächerte Identifizierungsangebote im Hinblick auf die (Selbst-)Analyse und Anwendung feministischer Theorien.

Lasst die Bären los!



Author: John Irving

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783257213232

Category: Historical reenactments

Page: 506

View: 1649

Liebesgeschichten aus dem Decameron


Author: Giovanni Boccaccio

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406644872

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

View: 2914

Das Decameron des Giovanni Boccaccio ist eines der berühmtesten Bücher der europäischen Literatur. Viele der Novellen darin handeln von Liebe, aber Boccaccio hatte seinen eigenen Begriff davon. Anschaulich und witzig, wie sie sind, lassen sich die Novellen auch allein zur Unterhaltung lesen. Doch wer sie liest, dem werfen sich oft Fragen auf. Wie hat Boccaccio über Liebe, über Frauen und Männer gedacht? Was bedeutet insbesondere die seltsame Schlussnovelle? Sie handelt von Griselda, die sich von ihrem Mann auf die merkwürdigste Weise alles gefallen lässt. Von dieser Schlusserzählung her erscheint das ganze Decameron in einem neuen Licht.

Penguin Classics

A Complete Annotated Listing of Penguin Classics, Twentieth-century Classics, Nature Classics, and the Pelican Shakespeare Series


Author: Penguin (Firm)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780147715975

Category: Literature

Page: 285

View: 8228

Legenden des Krieges: Das blutige Schwert


Author: David Gilman

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644401055

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 5353

Der erste Band von David Gilmans packender Romanserie «Legenden des Krieges» England, 1346. Der junge Steinmetz Thomas Blackstone wird vor die Wahl gestellt: Entweder der Tod durch den Strick – für einen Mord, den er nicht begangen hat. Oder er schließt sich der englischen Armee an, für die König Edward dringend weitere Bogenschützen sucht. Die Entscheidung fällt ihm nicht schwer. Doch in der Normandie lernt Thomas die bittere Realität des Krieges kennen. Ritterlichkeit ist ein Kodex für bessere Zeiten. Gnade gibt es nicht – schon gar nicht in der Schlacht von Crécy, dem blutigen Kessel des Hundertjährigen Krieges ...