Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Her Contemporaries (Studies in American Literary Realism and Naturalism Series): Literary and Intellectual Contexts

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780817350727
  • Publisher: University of Alabama Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2004
  • Series: Amer Lit Realism & Naturalism Series
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 251
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 The two Mrs. Stetsons and the "romantic summer" 1
2 When the marriage of true minds admits impediments : Charlotte Perkins Gilman and William Dean Howells 17
3 Charlotte Perkins Gilman versus Ambrose Bierce : the literary politics of gender in fin-de-siecle California 32
4 Charlotte Perkins Gilman, William Randolph Hearst, and the practice of ethical journalism 46
5 "The overthrow" of gynaecocentric culture : Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Lester Frank Ward 59
6 Mrs. Stetson and Mr. Shaw in Suffolk : animadversions and obstacles 87
7 The sins of the mothers and Charlotte Perkins Gilman's covert alliance with Catharine Beecher 103
8 Gilman's The crux and Owen Wister's The Virginian : intertextuality and "woman's manifest destiny" 127
9 Creating great women : Mary Austin and Charlotte Perkins Gilman 139
10 From near-dystopia to utopia : a source for Herland in Inez Haynes Gillmore's Angel Island 155
11 Charlotte Perkins Gilman's With her in ourland : Herland meets heterodoxy 171
12 "All is not sexuality that looks it" : Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Karen Horney on Freudian psychoanalysis 194
Bibliography 219
Contributors 239
Index 243
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