• Une jeune mère de famille tombe en dépression.
    Sous couvert de soin et d'amour, son mari, médecin, lui impose une cure de repos radicale. Mais la patiente ne réagit pas comme prévu. Face à ce qui s'apparente à une séquestration physique et mentale, elle sombre peu à peu.
    Ce roman est le récit d'une négation, et au-delà une dénonciation de l'asservissement des femmes au mariage, au foyer et à la maternité.
    Charlotte Perkins Gilman y livre une fiction violente et autobiographique. A travers cet enfermement, c'est le sien et celui de toutes les femmes qu'elle met en lumière. L'avant-propos signé par Léonor de Récondo en rappelle l'actualité.

  • Cloîtrée dans une maison de campagne isolée et tenue à l'écart de toute activité par son mari médecin, une jeune mère dépressive après la naissance de leur enfant brave en secret l'interdiction qu'il lui pose d'écrire. Désoeuvrée, elle sombre dans la fascination pour l'affreux papier peint de la chambre à coucher. Elle finit par y voir, en miroir, une femme séquestrée derrière les arabesques...

    « Pendant longtemps, je n'ai pas compris ce qu'était cette forme dérobée derrière le motif, mais maintenant, je suis certaine que c'est une femme. À la lumière du jour, elle est calme, immobile. J'imagine que c'est le motif qui la bride. C'est si troublant... Et je m'y absorbe des heures... Parfois, je me dis qu'elles sont des multitudes, parfois qu'elle est seule. Elle fait le tour en rampant à une vitesse folle, ébranlant chaque motif. Elle s'immobilise dans les zones de lumière et, dans les zones d'ombre, elle s'agrippe aux barreaux qu'elle secoue avec violence. » C.P.G.

    Ce titre est dans la sélection du Grand Prix du livre audio 2020 de La Plume de Paon.

  • Un roman longtemps oublié à découvrir de toute urgence dans sa traduction de référence.
    Trois Américains, intrigués par des légendes locales, découvrent sur une haute montagne un petit pays mystérieux et, à leur grand étonnement, seulement peuplé de femmes. Ils sont les premiers mâles à visiter Herland en près de deux mille ans. Herland est l'une des utopies féministes les plus réussies jamais écrites. Paru en 1915, ce roman de la sociologue Charlotte Perkins Gilman, l'auteure de La Séquestrée, rencontra un grand succès en son temps avant d'être oublié pendant plusieurs dizaines d'années. Redécouvert par la nouvelle génération féministe des années 1960, il ne fut traduit en français qu'en 2016. Un roman culte du féminisme américain à découvrir absolument. " Un traité féministe sans concessions. Gilman s'aventure là où les progressistes du XXIe siècle n'osent pas aller, au nom de la diplomatie. " The Guardian

  • " Toutes les jeunes femmes d'aujourd'hui doivent lire ce manuel qui pourrait s'appeler : "Comment manipuler votre entourage et l'amener à faire tout ce que vous voulez'. " Elle

    " Dans mon enfance, j'ai beaucoup appris grâce aux histoires. Ce qui m'a le plus marquée, c'est que les méchants utilisaient leur cervelle et parvenaient toujours à quelque chose. [...] Aussi j'ai pensé qu'on avait besoin de gentils qui avaient quelque chose dans le crâne, des gentils actifs, et non pas des nouilles passives. " Un méchant
    gentil. Est-ce que ça n'existe pas ?' Alors, peu à peu, j'ai décidé d'en être un. "

    Benigna déborde d'optimisme ; rouée, futée, elle se présente comme la descendante de Machiavel.
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  • Known primarily for her classic and haunting story "The Yellow Wallpaper," Charlotte Perkins Gilman was an enormously influential American feminist and sociologist. Her early-twentieth-century writings continue to inspire writers and activists today. This collection includes selections from both her fiction and nonfiction work.
    In addition to the title story, there are seven short stories collected here that combine humor, anger, and startling vision to suggest how women's "place" in society should be changed to benefit all. The nonfiction selections are from Gilman's The Man-Made World: Our Androcentric Culture and her masterpiece, Women And Economics, which was translated into seven languages and established her international reputation as a theorist.
    Also included in a delightful excerpt from Gilman's utopian novel, Herland, an acidly funny tale about three American male explorers who stumble into an all-female society and begin their odyssey by insisting, "This is a civilized country . . . there must be men." Gilman's analyses of economic and women's issues are as incisive and relevant today as they were upon their original publication. This volume is an unprecedented opportunity to rediscover a powerful American writer.
    From the Paperback edition.

  • It is stripped off - the paper - in great patches . . . The colour is repellent . . . In the places where it isn't faded and where the sun is just so - I can see a strange, provoking, formless sort of figure, that seems to skulk about . . .'Based on the author's own experiences, 'The Yellow Wallpaper' is the chilling tale of a woman driven to the brink of insanity by the 'rest cure' prescribed after the birth of her child. Isolated in a crumbling colonial mansion, in a room with bars on the windows, the tortuous pattern of the yellow wallpaper winds its way into the recesses of her mind.Charlotte Perkins Gilman was America's leading feminist intellectual of the early twentieth century. In addition to her masterpiece 'The Yellow Wallpaper', this new edition includes a selection of her best short fiction and extracts from her autobiography.

  • On the eve of World War I, an all-female society is discovered somewhere in the distant reaches of the earth by three male explorers who are now forced to re-examine their assumptions about women's roles in society.
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • 'The color is hideous enough, and unreliable enough, and infuriating enough, but the pattern is torturing.'Written with barely controlled fury after she was confined to her room for 'nerves' and forbidden to write, Gilman's pioneering feminist horror story scandalized nineteenth-century readers with its portrayal of a woman who loses her mind because she has literally nothing to do.Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935). Gilman's work is available in Penguin Classics in The Yellow Wall-Paper, Herland and Selected Writings.

  • WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY LINDY WESTWhen three American men discover a community of women, living in perfect isolation in the Amazon, they decide there simply must be men somewhere. How could these women survive without man's knowledge, experience and strength, not to mention reproductive power? In fact, what they have found is a civilisation free from disease, poverty and the weight of tradition. All alone, the women have created a society of calm and prosperity, a feminist utopia that dares to threaten the very concept of male superiority.

  • This carefully crafted ebook: "The Yellow Wallpaper (The Original 1892 New England Magazine Edition) - a feminist fiction classic" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
    "The Yellow Wallpaper" is a short story by the American writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman, first published in January 1892 in The New England Magazine. 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.
    Charlotte Perkins Gilman (July 3, 1860 - August 17, 1935) was a prominent American feminist, 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 postpartum psychosis.

  • A woman is suffering from severe postpartum psychosis and her husband takes her to a colonial mansion where they can spend the summer. The woman is however closed and isolated in a single room where her nervous depression gets worse with the time. The only thing she sees all day long is a yellow wallpaper which she studies in so many details that she finally finds a creeping woman behind the pattern. The summer is over and the family is about to go home. The husband opens the door to his wife's room. What he sees is however both unexpected and horrifying.

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Charlotte Perkins Gilman was an American author who lived in the period 1860-1935. Among her literary legacy are many short stories, novels and non-fiction works, but she was also interested in humanism and held many lectures on social reform and responsibilities. She was a feminist who wanted to prove to other women that they could lead the life they wanted. The topic was often depicted in her works and many of her main characters were women who had to deal with mental breakdowns, everyday problems or lack of understanding from society's side. Some of Gilman's best known works are "The Yellow Wallpaper", "His Religion and Hers", and "Herland". Her autobiography "The Living of Charlotte Perkins Gilman: An Autobiography" was published in the same year she took her own life.

  • The three friends Van, Terry and Jeff are about to embark on a mission which will change their lives forever. They have heard of a place where only women live but they are more skeptics than believers. However they really do find such a place. And all their assumptions and stereotypes are shattered. The society that women have created is working more than perfectly. There are no wars, no domination nor conflicts. The three self-invited guests are however not welcome and are held captive for a few months. If they manage to escape, they are not sure if they still want to return to their homeland. But is everything as perfect as it seems? Find the answers in "Herland".

    /> B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Charlotte Perkins Gilman was an American author who lived in the period 1860-1935. Among her literary legacy are many short stories, novels and non-fiction works, but she was also interested in humanism and held many lectures on social reform and responsibilities. She was a feminist who wanted to prove to other women that they could lead the life they wanted. The topic was often depicted in her works and many of her main characters were women who had to deal with mental breakdowns, everyday problems or lack of understanding from society's side. Some of Gilman's best known works are "The Yellow Wallpaper", "His Religion and Hers", and "Herland". Her autobiography "The Living of Charlotte Perkins Gilman: An Autobiography" was published in the same year she took her own life.

  • A superb collection of fiction and poetry from a major feminist voice in American literature Wonderfully sardonic and slyly humorous, the writings of landmark American feminist and socialist thinker Charlotte Perkins Gilman were penned in response to her frustration with the gender-based double standard that prevailed in America as the twentieth century began. Perhaps best known for her chilling depiction of a woman?s mental breakdown in her unforgettable 1892 short story ?The Yellow Wall-Paper,? Gilman also wrote Herland, a cunning, wry novel that imagines a peaceful, progressive, environmentally conscious country from which men have been absent for two thousand years. Both are included in this volume, along with a selection of Gilman?s major short stories and her poems.

  • At the turn of the twentieth century, Charlotte Perkins Gilman was a celebrityacclaimed as a leader in the feminist movement and castigated for her divorce, her relinquishment of custody of her daughter, and her unconventional second marriage. She was also widely read, with stories in popular magazines and with dozens of books in print. Her most famous short story, the intensely personal The Yellow Wallpaper, was read as a horror story when first published in 1892 and then lapsed into obscurity before being rediscovered and reinterpreted by feminist scholars in the 1970s.Noted anthologist Barbara Solomon has put together a remarkable collection of Gilmans fiction, which includes twenty short stories and the complete text of Herland, the landmark utopian novel that remained unavailable for more than sixty years. From The Unexpected, printed in Kate Fields Washington in 1890, to such later tales as Mrs. Elders Idea, published in Gilmans own periodical, The Forerunner, readers can again encounter this witty, original, and audacious woman who dared to challenge the status quo and who created fiction that continues to be fresh and timeless.Edited and with an Introduction by Barbara H. Solomon

  • An all-female society is discovered by three male explorers who are forced to re-examine their gender bias in this humorous utopian classic from the author of The Yellow Wallpaper. ‘"But they look – why, this is a CIVILIZED country!" I protested. “There must be men."' Charlotte Perkins Gilman's 1915 utopian novel Herland was a ground breaking work, in which she created an imaginary community populated entirely by women. An early feminist, writing the pioneering The Yellow Wallpaper, she paved the way for female writers and influenced authors such as Margaret Atwood. When three friends, Vandyck Jennings (the narrator), Terry Nicholson and Jeff Margrave, set off on a scientific expedition to one of the last uncharted parts of the globe, little do they suspect what they will unearth. Hidden up high in the mountains they discover Herland – a country the size of Holland made up exclusively of around three million women – strong, intelligent, confident women. Within their rich land, the inhabitants of Herland have created their perfect society and have been able to eradicate crime, poverty, disease and war. Forced to face their prejudices and beliefs, the three men each come to their own conclusions as they are kept in gentle captivity. But the end of the tale will bring very different destinies to all three men – and Herland risks being changed forever.

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