Charlotte Perkins Gilman: A Nonfction Reader

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New York 1991 Trade Paperback 1st Edition As New. No Jacket Book Bright an clean yellow cover with mauve decorative scheme and picture of Perkins Gilman (1860-1935). Clean, ... tight, unmarked--appears never to have been opened. Perkins Gilman was a prominent American sociologist, novelist, writer of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction, and a lecturer for social reform. A utopian feminist during a time when her accomplishments were exceptional for women, she served as a role model for future generations of feminists because of her unorthodox concepts and lifestyle. Her best remembered work today is her semi-autobiographical short story The Yellow Wallpaper which she wrote after a severe bout of postpartum psychosis, but she wrote 6 nonfiction books and hundreds of articles and lectures, yet is missing from the male-authored intellectual histories nand biographies of her time. This REader is an effort to fill that gap. Read more Show Less

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I have nothing to offer the world but what I think... I think that the thing that I am here to do is a big thing -- the truth. I see deep basic truths; and that I have been given unusual powers of expression. I truly hope that my life will count for much good in the world.

-- letter to George Houghton Gilman, May 11, 1897

Charlotte Perkins Gilman is best known as the author of the short story "The Yellow Wallpaper" and a utopian novel, Herland, but she also wrote six nonfiction books and hundreds of articles and lectures. Arguably one of the most radical and certainly one of the most original thinkers of her era, Gilman (1860-1935) is missing from the male-authored intellectual histories and biographies of the period.

This Reader is an effort to fill that gap, offering a representative sample of her nonfiction writing. Presented chronologically, these selections emphasize her thoughts on gender, evolution, economics, radical political movements, and women's groups. Each chapter begins with an exploration of her life during the years covered and a discussion of contemporary intellectual, social, and political developments.

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Presented chronologically, these selections represent Gilman's (1860-1935) radical and original thinking on gender, evolution, economics, radical political movements, and women's groups. Editor Larry Ceplair provides a general and chapter introductions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231076173
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 11/18/1991
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 345
  • Product dimensions: 5.85 (w) x 8.91 (h) x 0.87 (d)

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