A perfect little creepy read for October. I loved the writing style and how we're getting deeper and depper into madness. Great!
“You see, he does not believe I am sick! And what can one do? If a physician of high standing, and one‘s own husband, assures friends and relatives that there is really nothing the matter with one but temporary nervous depression—a slight hysterical tendency—what is one to do?”
I always mention The Yellow Wallpaper in my talks about WOMAN 99 since my narrator Charlotte is named in honor of the author. At a recent luncheon event at a women's club in Richmond, guess what color wallpaper they had in the ladies' room?
Exciting day! My essay on Charlotte Perkins Gilman & her very real experience with institutionalization for mental illness is up on LitHub! https://lithub.com/the-lesser-known-life-behindthe-yellow-wallpaper/
I read this in a lot class in high school. It had the most profound effect on me. I was just in awe of a story constructed like this. Short but maddening!
I reread it today. Just as amazing.
Fast novella. So glad I read it for it's historical significance. The forward by Maggie O'Farrell was as compelling as the novella. I listened to this on Scribd...I do not recommend the recording. The voice actor was off putting. Next time I will read the physical book.
Did you know that the New York Public Library posts whole novels in their #instagram stories?! They‘re beautifully illustrated too, like this mesmerizing rendition of the classic american short story about post natal/female/mental health struggles in a misogynist society. Well done, NYPL; and @Megara for pointing this out!
My shortest book made my top 5 and my longest book made my bottom 5. For the sake of my time, part of me wishes it had been the other way around. 😂
If you‘re looking for a good short read though, I would highly recommend The Yellow Wallpaper. It would work for the #booked2019 #publicdomain prompt too for those of you participating in that next year. 😄👍🏽
Trish, you are too kind and so very sweet. Thank you for my little package...candy, bookmark, sticky notes! And the cute little book which I am going to read for my #Booked2019 challenge...a public domain book. It‘s perfect! A well needed lift today as my cat, Hilly, is not doing well with her chronic kidney failure. 😪
Hope YOU are doing well and feeling better. 😘
If you don‘t follow NYPL (New York Public Library) on Instagram you are seriously missing out! The Yellow Wallpaper is the second piece of literature that they have adapted for the Instagram stories feature (the first was Alice in Wonderland, which can still be viewed in the profile).
The graphics that go along with the text are really well designed.
Finished my first #serialreader book The Yellow Wallpaper. The story was just the right amount of creepy and feminist. This app is awesome overall. I‘m starting some Shakespeare and hoping with these small sections given to me I can find it doable. I would recommend The Yellow Wallpaper and the app to anyone, they are both that good. #TheYellowWallpaper #Macbeth #SerialReader #SerialReaderApp
Be sure to let us know your thoughts on the Yellow Wallpaper. You can read our full review in the link below. New #litereads selection available tomorrow. https://thefeministbibliothecary.wordpress.com/2018/09/08/lite-reads-review-the-...
The Yellow Wallpaper was published in the 1890s, and remains a staple in feminist literature today. Why do you think the story has such staying power, especially in a movement that is constantly evolving? #litereads
Our fourth week of #litereads will be Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper. If you've read it before, feel free to participate in the conversation. If it's new to you, I hope you enjoy it. You can find links to read it for free on the blog.
Such a disturbing short story... chronicling a woman‘s descent into madness while being forced to convalesce for her ‘nervousness‘ by her all-knowing physician husband. So creepy and dark, but gorgeous prose. Her use of the word ‘creep‘ towards the end gives me the heebie-jeebies.
‘It is so pleasant to be out in this great room and creep around as I please!‘ 😱
This is a gripping tale of a woman struggling with mental illness but considering it was published in 1892, where women suffering from these issues were not taken seriously and were told performing their household duties and resting is the cure for it. The story itself is creepy and insightful from the beginning and gives us an idea of what it was like for women suffering from mental illness in that period. #popsugarreadingchallenge #pop18
Started & finished on my #audiowalk fulfilling a classic by a female on the #ReadingWomenChallenge list!
This was great! Had my eyes widening in shock/horror/creep factor/etc! See here for a fun discussion of it - https://www.tor.com/2016/04/20/gaslight-era-gaslighting-charlotte-perkins-gilman...
Finished another quick read on #serialreader. This was also thought provoking. About a woman's battle with mental illness and the blatant disregard by others to help her. Its considered an important feminist early work. Its was very good.
So, I‘m not sure I quite understood this story... I get that it‘s a woman slowly going mad and how her husband, a doctor, doesn‘t really try to help her.. just tells her to relax and not doing anything and that‘s how men always treated women back then, maybe. I‘m guessing that‘s it.. since it‘s so short..
I read this for a feministic classic for #booked2018
I enjoyed this short story. It‘s about a woman‘s descent into madness. Short and easy reading. I hadn‘t heard of this prior to Serial Reader . #finishingfebruary. 3/20 from Serial Reader
I had been wanting to read this classic short story for a long time, but just never had. It‘s only 2 episodes on @SerialReader (less than 15 minutes each), and worth the read. The narrator spends an increasing amount of time in a room with disturbing yellow wall paper. It has a strange print and is torn in strange ways, and she quickly becomes obsessed with it and the things she sees (in it? behind it?). 😱
A short and horrifying read about a woman who is driven into madness. The narration started out passive, then turned to disturbing, giving insight into the mind of a depressed woman who is oppressed in mind and body. Such a great and important read. Recommended.
OMG! Too creepy! A dreadful tale of a woman's descent into madness during a 3 week "curative" rest. I'm amazed such a short work (24 pages) can evoke such powerful emotion! This book was recommended to me years ago, but I am only getting to it now. I agree it's a must read--but not at night or when you're alone!
This is my 2nd book completed for Dewey's #readathon. Time to go back to my audioread of Redshirts by John Scalzi to clear my head.
A quick read, but an important one. I will have to return to this one for a re-read. Manipulation and madness, driven by those who thought they knew best. The isolation is palpable. An interesting note from the author can be found here: https://csivc.csi.cuny.edu/history/files/lavender/whyyw.html
This was a disturbing short story. I will be thinking about it for a bit. 🤔
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From top left, clockwise: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Octavia E. Butler, Sylvia Plath, Alice B. Sheldon (aka James Tiptree, Jr.), Jorge Luis Borges
I don't get creeped out easily, but "The Yellow Wallpaper" made my skin crawl. It's one of the best weird short stories with a feminist aspect, probing into mental illness & Victorian mansplaining. It sucks that Charlotte Perkins Gilman had to write to the publisher like this.
That reply is gold & sums up the sexism perfectly, although I hope it's not the one CPG got, if she got one at all.
Read "TYW" on the Serial Reader app if you haven't!
It's true! I'm My Own Worst Enemy when it comes to getting to bed at a reasonable time and actually sleeping as opposed to reading. Most nights anyways. 😁📚❤️😴 #90sInJuly
"Bless her little heart!" said he with a big hug, "she shall be as sick as she pleases!"
Patronising much?! If I'd not been reading on my tablet I'd have launched it across the room in contempt!
Actually it's a good book. I decided to try Serial Reader because I wolf books down whole and I want to learn to pace myself. So far, so good.