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The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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Sep 28, 07


Like anyone who's ever taken a Womens' Studies course, I read The Yellow Wallpaper for a class. I felt completely insane during the time I was reading it.

Then I came across "Why I Wrote the Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gillman, and she says this "But the best result is this. Many years later I was told that the great specialist had admitted to friends of his that he had altered his treatment of neurasthenia since reading The Yellow Wallpaper. It was not intended to drive people crazy, but to save people from being driven crazy, and it worked."

This is a powerful piece of work, but not a comfortable read. I can't say I enjoyed reading it, however.
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Desiree I just had to say that I really appreciate your review despite you not liking the story. Also, thank you for the quote from the author!


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