Herland, The Yellow Wall-Paper, and Selected Writings

Herland The Yellow Wall Paper and Selected Writings The Yellow Wallpaper is a short story by American writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman It is regarded as an important early work of American feminist literature illustrating attitudes in the th century

  • Title: Herland, The Yellow Wall-Paper, and Selected Writings
  • Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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  • The Yellow Wallpaper is a short story by American writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman It is regarded as an important early work of American feminist literature, illustrating attitudes in the 19th century toward women s physical and mental health The story hints that part of the woman s problem is that she recently gave birth to a child, insinuating she may be suffering fromThe Yellow Wallpaper is a short story by American writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman It is regarded as an important early work of American feminist literature, illustrating attitudes in the 19th century toward women s physical and mental health The story hints that part of the woman s problem is that she recently gave birth to a child, insinuating she may be suffering from what would now be called postpartum psychosis Herland is a utopian novel from 1915, written by feminist Charlotte Perkins Gilman The book describes an isolated society composed entirely of women who reproduce via parthenogenesis asexual reproduction The result is an ideal social order, free of war, conflict and domination Gender and defining it is a central theme in Herland, and Gilman seems to be saying that gender is socially constructed rather than something definitive and unchangeable.

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    1. Charlotte Perkins Gilman was a prominent American sociologist, novelist, writer of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction, and a lecturer for social reform She was a utopian feminist during a time when her accomplishments were exceptional for women, and 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 post partum depression.She was the daughter of Frederic B Perkins.

    2. More Than The Yellow WallpaperCharlotte Perkins Gilman is best known for the story "The Yellow Wallpaper" (1892), about a married female writer who goes mad after being confined to her room as a cure for post-partum depression, and deprived of all creative outlets. To a certain extent, it is autobiographical, although Charlotte succeeded in escaping her first marriage, moved to California, flourished as a writer, and married her cousin Houghton Gilman in 1900. She continued writing and lecturing [...]

    3. The author was a feminist social reformer who is considered quite progressive for her time, the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The lead story, Herland, is a short novel about a utopian society made up entirely of women. It's told from the perspective of a male explorer who visits with two other men, all of whom have their views on femininity challenged by their visit, particularly the idea that women are naturally competitive with each other. The women are able to give birth with [...]

    4. Do not buy, read, or even think too long about this book. The only story in it worth seeking out is "The Yellow Wall-Paper," which itself deserves attention more for its historical context than its literary merits, and which you can find for free online anyway. Whatever positive things there may be to say about "The Yellow Wall-Paper" (and perhaps, if I'm generous, the mediocre ghost story "The Giant Wistaria"), they don't extend to this book as a whole. It fronts with "Herland," a patience-tryi [...]

    5. An unsettling story, to say the least. I decided to read this story because of how often I’ve heard of it. I was particularly intrigued because I was told that the narrator is highly unreliable and mad. Crazy people always pique my interest. Of course, my constant misgiving regarding the classics made me assume that it would be a boring read but I resolved to plow through it no matter what. I wanted to know what happens.I read “The Yellow Wall-Paper” in the Penguin Classics copy of Gillman [...]

    6. My favorite two from this edition were the novella "Herland" and the short story "The Yellow Wall-Paper." Other short stories were interesting but none caught my attention as much as this one. I wasn't impressed with Gilman's poetry.I was fascinated with Herland. I agree with several of the other reviewers who found this to be predictable and fantastical; however, considering when this was written, I thought it was very forward-thinking for the time. I couldn't buy into the virgin birth concept [...]

    7. I didn't get around to reading Herland but I read the short stories and poetry. Gilman's poetry is phenomenal. The short stories were also good, although some were better than others which was to be expected. Several stories really impressed me though. Overall, Gilman is a fantastic writer. She's definitely well ahead of her time, and I was pleasantly surprised to see such strong advocacy for women to separate themselves from house and home in 19th century literature. Very interesting, truthful, [...]

    8. I was consumed by the concept of the Yellow Wallpaper in college. The way the woman progresses through the story, leading the reader to ask "is she really going mad?" It was delightful and frightening a the same time. Last year, I mentioned my obsession with reading this story occasionally to my boss and she recommended Herland. Herland is delightful and appeals to the cultural anthropologist in me. The juxtaposition of two conflicting cultures as the characters try to reason which is superior i [...]

    9. This is a life altering book for me, I need a copy because I gave it away and would like it for my library. The Yellow Wall-Paper was a college requirement and through further research into the life of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, I wanted to read Herland. There is something interesting about a matriarchal society. How would women survive without the structure and constant involvement of men? Herland takes it further

    10. Well written short stories and poems. Not male bashing, just glimpses of strong women during a time when that was frowned upon. Herland itself drags a little toward the end -- I'm glad the author mostly stuck with short stories. Many of the stories twist at the end, which is enjoyable. Worth a read.

    11. Holy shit. WHY do we only read the Yellow Wallpaper? ALL of these stories are amazing as fuck. My professional literary analysis.

    12. "the rocking chair" is another excellent fear-ridden short story. i identify with gilman's protagonists far too deeply.

    13. 'Patriotism, red hot, is compatible with the existence of a neglect of national interests, a dishonesty, a cold indifference to the suffering of milions. Patriotism is largely pride, and very largely combativeness. Patriotism generally has a chip on its shoulder.Charlotte Perkins-Gilman lead a productive but troubled life until her passing at 75 and is regarded among the most influential women of her late Victorian and Edwardian time. She's known primarily as an active feminist, promoting her vi [...]

    14. Epilogue 3-6-18: I read this book for two reasons, one being that Mary Beard mentioned "Herland" in "Women and Power" and I found her description intriguing. I was also a bit sad that I'd never heard of it before, only Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper." Turns out, Herland collects most of the big questions about feminism that Gilman explores in her short stories (which was the second reason I wanted to read this, to understand TYW in context with Gilman's other work). I say it sums up questions be [...]

    15. SPOILER WARNING!! This review contains spoilers. You may not wish to read past this pointTurned out to be a really fun read. Gilman was way ahead of her time, and in "Herland" she created a utopian country composed only of women and children, no men. The society had developed a tightly knit culture in which the good of the group came in way ahead of the good of the individual, competition and other "masculine" values had been virtually eliminated, and everyone cooperated in raising children. Mot [...]

    16. Herland I most definitely want to read again, Gilman covers so many interesting topics in it that I'd love to go back and read it again and perhaps write a personal essay on it. After Herland it took me a while to enjoy the rest of the book, I'm usually not a huge fan of short stories, but once I got partway into them I started to really enjoy them, especially because a lot of them also convey Gilman's ideals. I also enjoyed the little bit of poetry at the end, which is a mix of genres but she a [...]

    17. As this was a collection of Charlotte Perkins Gilman's works, it's hard to just give it an overall rating or review. Herland would definitely get five stars on its own, and most of the short stories hover around four or five stars. I'm not a big poetry fan, so I'd rate those lower (although I actually enjoyed them more than most poetry I've read).I found I enjoyed her works MUCH more than a lot of 20th-century feminist writing (particularly that of the 60s & 70s). I don't know if she's repre [...]

    18. gilman tells a tale of 3 men, who each represent 3 views toward women, as they enter an isolated Utopian society of only women who reproduce asexually. You have:terry the dominant male type who feels women must be masteredndyke, or van, represents the compromise between extreme views on women. he's in the middleff believes women are angels to be worshiped and held up on a pedestal first, i very much enjoyed the story gilman portrayed, but as i kept reading, she started to lose me. perhaps this i [...]

    19. Charlotte Perkins Gilman is one of the first feminist writers. She was born in mid-1800, committed suicide, while suffering from cancer, in 1935. Herland is a country of women only. The men had been killed during a war and earthquake. For centuries the women had built up their country -- beautifying and improving it. Three male explorers accidentally find this country. At first the men are thought to have great insight for humanity and invention, but after learning from them, the women discover [...]

    20. Charlotte Perkins Gilman was a woman before her time. Reading this book highlighted how much has changed in our society over the last hundred years, and how much still needs to be changed. I thought most of the short stories and poems were edifying and entertaining, but I found Herland boring in some parts. In the year of this historic presidential election, oh how I wish it were true that women's leadership could heal all of society's ills, but we know that is fiction. The part of Herland that [...]

    21. I wrote a really long review of this book, but somehow it got deleted. Anyways, basically it said that Herland and "The Yellow Wallpaper" are the only two writings Gilman is known for, and her writing in "The Yellow Wallpaper" is far superior to that of Herland (as judged by the millions of English teachers who now assign "Yellow Wallpaper"). In Herland, which is a story of three men who find an isolated commune of self-reproducing women, the writing is somewhat mediocre and the characters are f [...]

    22. As much as I love Charlotte Perkins Gilman, I was not as impressed by Herland as I expected to be. I found it didactic in places rather than letting the story just flow and get the message across. For my taste, her short stories get her message of women's equality across in a much more powerful way because the stories are less didactic and preachy. I think it's an important book, don't get me wrong, but I think other writers have created these women's countries and utopias in a much more believa [...]

    23. Herland was an impossible but interesting imagining of an all-female society (I say impossible not because of the society itself, but because of the spontaneous virgin birth). Although the ending was awkward, the exploration of how a female-driven society would development was quite enjoyable and interesting. Perhaps it would have been more interesting during the time the book was written, when there was a very palpable culture of viewing women as obviously inferior, weak, incompetent, emotional [...]

    24. “Do your women have no names before they are married?” Celis suddenly demanded.“Why, yes,” Jeff explained. “They have their maiden names — their father’s names, that is.”“And what becomes of them?” asked Alima.“They change them for their husbands’, my dear,” Terry answered her.“Change them? Do the husbands then take the wives’ ‘maiden names’?”“Oh, no,” he laughed. “The man keeps his own and gives it to her, too.”“Then she just loses hers and takes a [...]

    25. While I really enjoyed studying "The Yellow Wall-Paper" in high school, I was greatly disappointed with Gilman's short novel "Herland". Published in 1915, the novel tells the story of three male characters as they encounter an isolated country of only women. The premise was promising, but the absurd perfection imagined by Gilman of an all-female society was boring and one dimensional, rather than fascinating.Nonetheless, I recognize the significance of this text for feminist readers and recommen [...]

    26. WOW!!! This book REALLY took my imagination to another level. When I read this book, I was taking a course on reproductive techologies and frankly I was in awe of all the options the future seemed to hold and scared too. This book took the traditional concepts of man and woman and threw it out the window. Who would have thought that a society of women could function so well and only dismantle with the appearance of man ::sarcastically speaking::

    27. I liked the concept of a land full of women, although it was rather simplistic and utopian. If only women could all live like that, but I'd think the sexual urge might prove to strong for some of us. Although to be fair, it had taken the women 2000 years to get there, whereas in the real world, it seems to me we're regressing, so maybe it could work.The Yellow Wallpaper so sad, and such failure of understanding from the people around her, and even of genuine concern

    28. What can I say about Herland? I wish that I had skipped the first 60 pages. I like learning about the land more than the men's experiences in it. Charlotte Perkins Gilman was a reflection of her era and can brush over race while referencing it. Why weren't there any lesbians!? Seriously a land of only women and not one lesbian! This review is more about my frustrations than the actual content of the novel. I'll have to revisit when I can remember what I liked about it.

    29. Superb. I can't believe I haven't come across her work before. This is undoubtedly one of my favourite ever books. Not just the title book "The Yellow Wallpaper" but her short stories and poetry. Especially the poetry where her words echo my sentiments - things have not moved on so far in 100 years of gender equality. My only slight gripe was that "Herland" was a little dragged out. I will definitely read this again and am so grateful to Victoria Allen for introducing it to me this Christmas.

    30. Yellow Wall-Paper was pretty bangin but the rest of the stories are bland as all hell. Herland was a cool idea for its first few chapters but then continued to show little nuance for the rest of the thing. here's a coolass society of women, surely you can think of cooler things to say for 200 pages than 'it's perfect in every way'

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