William Dean Howells, ed., The Great Modern
American Stories ( New York: Boni and Liveright, 1920), p. vii.
Carl Degler, ed., Women and Economics (reprint
ed., New York: Harper and Row, 1966), p. xiii.
Leslie Y. Rabkin, ed., Psychopathology and
Literature ( San Francisco: Chandler Publications, 1966); Elaine Gottlieb Hemley and
eds., The Writer's Signature: Idea in Story and Essay
(Glenview, Ill.: Scott, Foresman, Co., 1972); Gail Parker
, ed., The Oven Birds: American Women on
Womanhood, 1820-1920 ( Garden City, N.Y.: Anchor
Books, 1972). The last of these anthologies is the
only one that puts "The Yellow Wall-Paper" into the
context of the struggle of American women for self-,
social, and political expression. However, Dr. Parker's treatment of Gilman in her introduction is
negative and sometimes factually shaky. Nor does she
discuss the story itself in any detail.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Living of
Charlotte Perkins Gilman. An Autobiography ( New York: D. Appleton-Century Co., 1935), p. 119.
Ibid., p. 120. It is interesting to note that the
writer of this letter ascribed the heroine's problem
to "an heredity of mental derangement." (My italics.)
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Book title: The Yellow Wall-Paper.
Contributors: Charlotte Perkins Gilman - Author.
Publisher: Feminist Press.
Place of publication: New York.
Publication year: 1996.
Page number: 60.
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