Sunday, February 19, 2017

Feminist Stories from the Past

Herland and Selected Stories by Charlotte Perkins Gilman


Back when I was writing a review of the dystopian novel "The Beautiful Bureaucrat," I read a review that likened that book (in part to Kafka and in part) to a short story called "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Having never heard of this writer, I was curious to see if that story might give me some further insights into that book (knowing full well that sometimes reviewers like to show off how well read they are by namedropping in this way. I'm not well read, and I will admit here that I haven't read more than snippets of Kafka, but that's beside the point). After reading that story, I didn't believe this reviewer made much of an appropriate comparison, but I also realized that I needed to read more by Perkins Gilman.






"Herland and Selected Stories" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman is available from Amazon US, Amazon UK, Barnes & Noble, Kobo Books (USA, Canada & Australia), iTunes (iBook or audiobook of Herland and The Yellow Wallpaper), The Book Depository (free worldwide delivery), new or used from Alibris or Better World Books as well as from an IndieBound store near you.
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