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Sex on Earth: A Celebration of Animal Reproduction
Jules Howard

The Yellow Wall-Paper

The Yellow Wallpaper - Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Elaine Hedges I thought The Yellow Wallpaper was a compelling and extremely well written short story. The story is written in diary entries by a wife who has recently had a child and is now suffering some "illness". Due to the author being a feminist and the nature of the story I am led to believe that the woman had postpartum depression. And in line with the time the husband had all control and essentially "committed" her in their home. The woman clearly spirals deeper into madness as the story moves along but I believe she was already partly gone when the story started considering the little comments she made about the bars and other aspects of the room early on. Regardless, it was interesting to be inside the head of a woman who was clearly suffering but was pushed further over the edge by isolation and child-like treatment by her husband. I must say I thoroughly enjoyed the story, I wish all shorts were as entertaining.