Download E-books Wild Unrest: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the Making of "The Yellow Wall-Paper" PDF

By Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz

In Wild Unrest, Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz deals a shiny portrait of Charlotte Perkins Gilman within the Eighties, drawing new connections among the author's lifestyles and paintings and illuminating the situation of ladies then and now.
"The Yellow Wall-Paper" captured a woman's harrowing descent into insanity and drew at the author's intimate wisdom of psychological sickness. just like the narrator of her tale, Gilman was once a sufferer of what used to be termed "neurasthenia" or "hysteria"--a "bad case of the nerves." She had confronted depressive episodes due to the fact that formative years, and with the arriving of marriage and motherhood, they deepened. In 1887 she suffered a critical breakdown and sought the "rest remedy" of famed neurologist S. Weir Mitchell. Her marriage was once a stricken one, and within the years that she separated from and eventually divorced her husband. It was once at this element, even though, that Gilman launched into what may develop into an influential occupation as an writer, lecturer, and recommend for women's rights.
Horowitz attracts on a treasure trove of basic resources to light up the making of "The Yellow Wall-Paper": Gilman's journals and letters, which heavily song her lifestyle and the analyzing that almost all inspired her; the voluminous diaries of her husband, Walter Stetson, which comprise verbatim transcriptions of conversations with and letters from Charlotte; and the printed paintings of S. Weir Mitchell, whose relaxation medication ruled the remedy of lady "hysteria" in overdue nineteenth century the US. Horowitz argues that those resources finally display that Gilman's nice tale emerged extra from feelings rooted within the confinement and tensions of her unsatisfied marriage than from misery following Mitchell's leisure remedy.
Wild Unrest provides immeasurably to our knowing of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, uncovering either the literary and private assets in the back of "The Yellow Wall-Paper."

Show description

Read More

Download E-books Jane Austen's Art of Memory PDF

By Jocelyn Harris

Jane Austen's artwork of reminiscence deals a thorough new thesis approximately Jane Austen's development of her paintings. It argues that, with assistance from her tenacious reminiscence, she engaged in pleasant discussion along with her predecessors, the English writers, a approach that the eighteenth century referred to as 'imitation'. Her allusions, faraway from being random, thicken and complicate her novels in a way that's poetic instead of mimetic. tough serious cruxes get to the bottom of while her books are set inside her personal nice culture which integrated Locke, Richardson, Milton, Shakespeare, and (unexpectedly) Chaucer, and she or he is located to be an informed and supremely wakeful author.

Show description

Read More

Download E-books The Texas Legacy of Katherine Anne Porter (Texas Writers Series) PDF

By James T. F Tanner

In this learn of Porter’s paintings, Tanner specializes in Porter’s denial of her Texas history, her obvious urge to distance herself from Texas and all issues Texan. He analyzes Porter’s settings and characters, emphasizing and clarifying the impact of her Texas upbringing on her inventive artwork, exploring the clash among the Texas Porter and the urbane-sophisticate Porter.

Born in Indian Creek, Texas, in 1890, Katherine Anne Porter used to be continually a Texas author, even if she roamed commonly, and appeared to characterize, for lots of readers, a extra Southern and genteel part of Texas tradition than they have been ready to just accept. Tanner bargains with Porter as a Texas story-teller, who, her wanderings over the earth although, was once a Texas author first and last.

Show description

Read More

Download E-books Food, Consumption and the Body in Contemporary Women's Fiction PDF

By Sarah Sceats

This examine explores the delicate and complicated value of meals and consuming within the fiction of latest ladies writers. Sarah Sceats' full of life research demonstrates that meals and its intake aren't easily primary to lifestyles yet are inseparable from questions of gender, strength and regulate. concentrating on the paintings of Doris Lessing, Angela Carter, Margaret Atwood, Michèle Roberts and Alice Thomas Ellis, she makes robust connections among nutrients and love, motherhood, sexual hope, self identification and social habit, and engages with matters as different as cannibalism and consuming issues.

Show description

Read More

Download E-books Understanding Flannery O' Connor (Understanding Contemporary American Literature (Paperback)) PDF

Describing Flannery O'Connor's fiction as violent, ugly and horribly humorous, with a twist, Margaret Earley Whitt explores the canon of the Georgia author whose paintings has lengthy haunted and burdened its readers. In a accomplished survey that encompasses O'Connor's brief tales, novels, essays and letters, in addition to the physique of feedback that has proliferated for the reason that her demise in 1964, Whitt illumines the non secular topics and peculiar characters that make O'Connor's prose so diverse from that of alternative American writers.

Show description

Read More

Download E-books Cather Studies, Volume 5: Willa Cather's Ecological Imagination PDF

The wide-ranging essays accrued during this quantity of Cather Studies study Willa Cather’s exact creative courting to the surroundings. below the theoretical rubric of ecocriticism, those essays specialise in Cather’s shut observations of the wildlife and the way the surroundings proves, for many of those participants, to be greater than easily a environment for her characters. whereas it really is definite that Cather’s novels and brief tales are deeply grounded in position, literary critics are just now contemplating how position capabilities inside of her narratives and addressing environmental concerns via her writing.
 
These essays reintroduce us to a Cather who's profoundly pointed out with the locations that formed her and that she wrote approximately: Glen A. Love bargains an interdisciplinary interpreting of The Professor’s House that's scientifically orientated; Joseph Urgo argues that My Ántonia versions a preservationist aesthetic within which panorama and reminiscence are inextricably entangled; Thomas J. Lyon posits that Cather had a dwelling feel of the biotic group and used nature because the ordinary of excellence for human endeavors; and Jan Goggans considers the ways in which My Ántonia shifts from nativism towards a “flexible idea of place-based community.”

Show description

Read More

Download E-books Jane Austen (Critical Issues) PDF

By Darryl Jones

Jane Austen is still the most well known and widely-read of all nice English novelists, attracting and it sounds as if uniting an drastically disparate band of readers, from MA26s to web lovers to conventional 'Janeites'. This publication bargains a accomplished one-volume research of Austen that's either a cosmopolitan severe advent and a important contribution to the learn of her work.

Combining rigorous ancient scholarship with a prepared experience of up to date serious conception, Darryl Jones produces a sequence of vigorous and distinctive textual, contextual and ideological interpretations of the full works of Austen - a novelist whose very familiarity can occasionally blind readers to the truth that her works are usually way more advanced than they appear. Jones insists at the topicality and political relevance of Jane Austen's writings, either to her personal occasions, and, crucially, to our personal, and examines how the writer engaged with problems with sexuality, category, and nationalism: concerns with which we proceed to combat today.

Providing unique readings of every certainly one of Austen's six released novels (Northanger Abbey, feel and Sensibility, satisfaction and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, and Persuasion), in addition to stories of her early, unfinished or fragmentary paintings, this is often an important quantity for somebody learning the paintings of 1 of crucial and enduring writers of the 19th century.

Show description

Read More

Download E-books Nineteenth-Century Short Stories by Women: A Routledge Anthology PDF

This anthology brings jointly twenty-eight vigorous and readable brief tales via nineteenth-century ladies writers, together with gothic stories to romances, detective fiction and ghost tales. Containing brief fiction by way of recognized authors such as:
* Maria Edgeworth
* Mary Shelley
* Elizabeth Gaskell
* Margaret Oliphant
Nineteenth-Century brief tales through Women additionally includes:
* a scholarly introduction
* biographies for every of the authors
* complete explanatory notes and proposals for additional reading
* a serious observation, book information and ancient context
* an entire and wide-ranging bibliography
The bibliography of assets and extra analyzing will permit these drawn to pursuing learn on any writer or subject to take action very easily, and a thematic index will allow lecturers to choose fabric most fitted to their classes.

Show description

Read More