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Knight, Denise D. 1954-

Works: 26 works in 108 publications in 1 language and 10,898 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  Biography‡vDictionaries  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries  Fiction  Poetry  Diaries  Feminist fiction  Bio-bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PS1744.G57, B
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Charlotte Perkins Gilman and her contemporaries literary and intellectual contexts by Cynthia J Davis( file )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,691 libraries worldwide
Considers Gilman's place in American literary and social history by examining her relationships to other prominent intellectuals of her era. By placing Charlotte Perkins Gilman in the company of her contemporaries, this collection seeks to correct misunderstandings of the feminist writer and lecturer as an isolated radical. Gilman believed and preached that no life is ever led in isolation; indeed, the cornerstone of her philosophy was the idea that ""humanity is a relation."" Gilman's highly public and combative stances as a critic and social activist brought her into contact and conflict wit
Writers of the American Renaissance an A-to-Z guide ( file )
12 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,535 libraries worldwide
"Each entry was written by an expert contributor and includes a brief biography, a discussion of major works and themes, a survey of the writer's critical reception, and primary and secondary bibliographies."--BOOK JACKET
Charlotte Perkins Gilman's In this our world and uncollected poems by Charlotte Perkins Gilman( file )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,331 libraries worldwide
Unpunished : a mystery by Charlotte Perkins Gilman( Book )
9 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 953 libraries worldwide
Charlotte Perkins Gilman's first and only detective novel begins with a murder to confound any mystery fan: a local attorney, Wade Vaughn, is found dead in his study with a bullet in his temple, a knife in his back, a gaping wound in his skull, a cord around his neck, and a poisoned whiskey glass by his side. As the plot unfolds, it reveals motives for murder as numerous as the means: Vaughn is an evil man who has abused and blackmailed clients, servants, and family members, driven his wife to suicide, and devised a sinister plan for forcing marriage upon his young stepdaughter. The task of untangling this multitudinous mystery falls to a husband-and-wife detective team. The good-natured and resourceful Jim Hunt is sometimes outshone by his clever and intrepid wife Bess, a former journalist, who goes undercover as a servant in the dead man's home. When Bess and Jim finally discover the solution - through secret diaries, hidden surveillance, and last-minute confession - it surprises even them. Unpunished is a mystery with a message; Gilman weaves her case for women's freedom and empowerment into a story rich in twists and turns, colorful characters, red herrings, and wry humor
Nineteenth-century American women writers : a bio-bibliographical critical sourcebook ( Book )
6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 771 libraries worldwide
Contemporary lesbian writers of the United States : a bio-bibliographical critical sourcebook ( Book )
5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 574 libraries worldwide
Charlotte Perkins Gilman : a study of the short fiction by Denise D Knight( Book )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 538 libraries worldwide
Declaring that her mission was "to find out what ailed society, and how most easily and naturally to improve it," Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935) was among the vanguard of American first-wave feminists. With Charlotte Perkins Gilman: A Study of the Short Fiction, Denise D. Knight, a distinguished Gilman scholar, contributes a much-needed overview and assessment of the writer's short stories. Arguing that Gilman's short fiction is both didactic and utopian in articulating her vision of social reform - that Gilman's stories "re-create the world according to her vision of the ideal"--Knight offers important insights of students and scholars alike. Surveying Gilman's body of stories, this study investigates the early, autobiographical Forerunner and other stories to pinpoint the writer's ideology and advocacy of the principles of nationalism and reform Darwinism; a separate section evaluates "The Yellow Wall-Paper," placing it in the context of Gilman's larger corpus. A sampling of Gilman's own statements about her work, drawn from various autobiographical sources both published and unpublished, follows; augmenting it are the observations of Gilman's friend and professional colleague Amy Wellington. Of particular interest is a collection of salient critical essays, three of them specially commissioned for this study
"The yellow wall-paper" and selected stories of Charlotte Perkins Gilman by Charlotte Perkins Gilman( Book )
4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 479 libraries worldwide
This volume features twenty-five of the nearly two hundred short stories produced by Charlotte Perkins Gilman during her lifetime. Denise D. Knight has collected stories that demonstrate Gilman's remarkable versatility as a writer of fiction. Although primarily didactic, the stories represent a surprising range of form and style, from fictionalized autobiography to satire, to parables and fables. Gilman's voice reveals both a staunch feminist fiercely committed to promoting social change and a woman whose caustic wit was unmatched by her contemporaries. The original manuscript version of "The Yellow Wall-Paper" and many of the other stories included are here anthologized for the first time. The edition is complete with a critical introduction, explanatory notes, and primary and secondary bibliographies. The fiction included in this volume is divided into five parts: part 1 includes three works based on incidents from Gilman's life, each written in California in the early 1890s; part 2 reprints six stories that explore human rights and social conflicts; the third part features five stories examining issues of autonomy and independence; part 4 comprises four works focusing on a favorite theme of Gilman's - female bonding; and the last section reprints seven short narratives that include stylistic imitations of two of Gilman's contemporaries
The diaries of Charlotte Perkins Gilman by Charlotte Perkins Gilman( Book )
7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 474 libraries worldwide
Herland, the yellow wall-paper, and selected writings by Charlotte Perkins Gilman( Book )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 468 libraries worldwide
A collection of fiction and poetry from a major feminist voice in American literature. Sardonic and slyly humorous, the writings of landmark American feminist and socialist thinker Charlotte Perkins Gilman were penned in response to her frustration with the gender-based double standard that prevailed in America as the twentieth century began. Perhaps best known for her chilling depiction of a woman's mental breakdown in her unforgettable 1892 short story "The Yellow Wall-Paper," Gilman also wrote Herland, a cunning, wry novel that imagines a peaceful, progressive, environmentally conscious country from which men have been absent for two thousand years. Both are included in this volume, along with a selection of Gilman's major short stories and her poems
The abridged diaries of Charlotte Perkins Gilman by Charlotte Perkins Gilman( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 454 libraries worldwide
One of the leading intellectuals of first-wave feminism, Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935) was a prolific socialist writer and lecturer. Nearly forgotten in the years following her death, she has been the subject of renewed interest and appreciation in recent decades. Drawing from her previous two-volume edition of The Diaries of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, editor Denise D. Knight here makes available a streamlined version of Gilman's extensive personal diaries and journals, with representative selections from various periods of her life. Included in this single volume are entries written between 1 January 1879 and 12 March 1935. These selections illustrate Gilman's development from a restless, high-spirited, and opinionated young woman to a mature, internationally known author and lecturer whose words touched thousands as she worked to effect social change
Approaches to teaching Gilman's "The yellow wall-paper" and Herland ( Book )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 401 libraries worldwide
The selected letters of Charlotte Perkins Gilman by Charlotte Perkins Gilman( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 400 libraries worldwide
"The Selected Letters of Charlotte Perkins Gilman makes accessible the many intricate narratives created by Gilman's correspondences. The editors have grouped the letters according to the significant events in Gilman's life and the important people to whom she wrote, including her friends and family members."--Inside jacket
The later poetry of Charlotte Perkins Gilman by Charlotte Perkins Gilman( Book )
6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 332 libraries worldwide
Cotton Mather's verse in English by Cotton Mather( Book )
4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 290 libraries worldwide
Ethan Frome ; and, Summer : complete texts with introduction, historical contexts, critical essays by Edith Wharton( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 156 libraries worldwide
Separate spheres no more gender convergence in American literature, 1830-1930 by Monika M Elbert( file )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
"Although they wrote in the same historical milieu as their male counterparts, women writers of the 19th and early 20th centuries have generally been "ghettoized" by critics into a separate canonical sphere. These original essays argue in favor of reconciling male and female writers, both historically and in the context of classroom teaching." "Each essay revises the binary notions that have been ascribed to males and females, such as public and private, rational and intuitive, political and domestic, violent and passive. Although they do not deny the existence of separate spheres, the contributors show the boundary between them to be much more blurred than has been assumed until now."--Jacket
The diaries by Charlotte Perkins Gilman( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
1890-1935 by Charlotte Perkins Gilman( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in Undetermined and held by 5 libraries worldwide
The diaries by Charlotte Perkins Gilman( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
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