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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
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Paperback, 114 pages
Published January 17th 2020

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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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