The Yellow Wallpaper and Why I Wrote “The Yellow Wallpaper”
by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Narrated by Xe Sands
series The Going Public … in Shorts Series
A prominent sociologist, lecturer, and writer of the latenineteenth century, Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s unorthodox concepts andlifestyle helped shape future generations of feminists. This audiobook includesher most enduring work, “The Yellow Wallpaper” as well as her 1913 article, “WhyI Wrote ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’”
The Yellow Wallpaper
Told as a series of secret diary entries, the story is abouta young woman, confined to her room and denied all creative outlets, whogradually suffers a mental breakdown.
Why I Wrote “The YellowWallpaper”
Originally published in an issue of the Forerunner, the article addresses the story behind “The YellowWallpaper,” revealing Gilman’s own experience with postpartum psychosis.
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