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“The Yellow Wall-Paper” is a short story that was written in the late 1800s by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, after she suffered a serious downturn with depression, upon taking a doctor’s advice to engage in the “rest cure” and abandon creative pursuits forever.

Now, more than a hundred years later, this image-rich work has been interpreted by artist Sara Barkat—in a manner tha
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Paperback, 114 pages
Published January 17th 2020
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Will Willingham
Jan 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wall-Paper has been told, retold and performed on stage and film. There's even a Twilight Zone episode loosely based on the story, an early study of sorts of mental illness (in particular, it seems, post-partum depression) published in the late 19th century. The story's societal critique would seem well before its time, while at the same time a poignant reminder that there is nothing new under the sun (or behind the wall-paper).

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Alaa Alhomaizi
Jan 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely adored this story the second time around. The visuals added SO MUCH to the story. This story is an excellent, subtle, horrific, feminist exploration of postpartum psychopathology. An all time favorite of mine.
Renee Koppelman
Jan 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sara Barkat’s illustrations being the perfect way to bring to life Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper, creating a fantastic eerie setting that takes you into the narrator’s shifting state of mind more than the prose alone, in my opinion.
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En visuell variant behövs egentligen inte, eftersom novellen har så starkt (bild)språk) i sig själv, men kanske som present till en ung person, eller någon annan som vill närma sig klassikerna.

Se smakprov här i boktrailern: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2tt_...
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Tristen TinySalutations
I liked the story quite a bit, but did not personally like the artwork. I felt the art was was not well done. I also think this is a very expensive graphic novel for being so short. I read it in about an hour, but it is more than twice the price of nearly every other graphic novel I have.
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May 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars rounded up
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Dec 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Perfectly unsettling pictures for a perfectly sound authoress' perspective ...more
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I had to read this book for my Senior class in high school. It was a very interesting book with a great twist at the end.
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