Filed under Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Historical Personage
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I loved Herland. I read that along with Conan Doyle’s The Lost World while working on The Earl of Brass. If I remember correctly, they were written a few decades apart, but the contrasts between a male versus female driven lost civilization/world story is quite striking. I liked Herland a lot more than The Lost World, probably because the imperialism aspect was turned on its head by Gilman.
There was another book like that written by a Scandinavian woman whose name escapes me right now. She wrote a book where men were in the traditional woman roles, and visa versa, and wrote of a young man who was looking for more rights, equal rights. Have you ever read ‘Flatland’? That was a feminist metaphor written by a man, Edwin Abbott Abbott.
I’ve heard of it but never read it. I’ll have to pick it up. If you think of the Scandanavian woman’s name, send it my way please 🙂
It was quite a few years ago now. I’ll do my best.
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