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Enough to Drive Anyone Mad

May 23rd 2018

ROSEMARY GEMMELL looks at Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s classic short story, ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’: ‘When a work of fiction receives the comment that “such a story ought not to be written”, it surely begs the reader to find out why, especially when the critic claims “it was enough to drive anyone mad”.’

Old Water, New Waves

May 3rd 2017

VICTORIA LESLIE discusses the feminist message behind the stories of Charlotte Perkins Gilman: ‘When we think of the nineteenth century cult of the drowned woman, and of the abundance of these tragic figures in art and literature… Gilman’s story offers a new kind of heroine for the new century…’

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