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    Cloîtrée dans une maison de campagne isolée et tenue à l'écart de toute activité par son mari médecin, une jeune mère dépressive après la naissance de leur enfant brave en secret l'interdiction qu'il lui pose d'écrire. Désoeuvrée, elle sombre dans la fascination pour l'affreux papier peint de la chambre à coucher. Elle finit par y voir, en miroir, une femme séquestrée derrière les arabesques...

    « Pendant longtemps, je n'ai pas compris ce qu'était cette forme dérobée derrière le motif, mais maintenant, je suis certaine que c'est une femme. À la lumière du jour, elle est calme, immobile. J'imagine que c'est le motif qui la bride. C'est si troublant... Et je m'y absorbe des heures... Parfois, je me dis qu'elles sont des multitudes, parfois qu'elle est seule. Elle fait le tour en rampant à une vitesse folle, ébranlant chaque motif. Elle s'immobilise dans les zones de lumière et, dans les zones d'ombre, elle s'agrippe aux barreaux qu'elle secoue avec violence. » C.P.G.

    Ce titre est dans la sélection du Grand Prix du livre audio 2020 de La Plume de Paon.

  • Un roman longtemps oublié à découvrir de toute urgence dans sa traduction de référence.
    Trois Américains, intrigués par des légendes locales, découvrent sur une haute montagne un petit pays mystérieux et, à leur grand étonnement, seulement peuplé de femmes. Ils sont les premiers mâles à visiter Herland en près de deux mille ans. Herland est l'une des utopies féministes les plus réussies jamais écrites. Paru en 1915, ce roman de la sociologue Charlotte Perkins Gilman, l'auteure de La Séquestrée, rencontra un grand succès en son temps avant d'être oublié pendant plusieurs dizaines d'années. Redécouvert par la nouvelle génération féministe des années 1960, il ne fut traduit en français qu'en 2016. Un roman culte du féminisme américain à découvrir absolument. " Un traité féministe sans concessions. Gilman s'aventure là où les progressistes du XXIe siècle n'osent pas aller, au nom de la diplomatie. " The Guardian

  • Précoce, Benigna constate que les héros des livres se reposent sur la Providence plutôt que d'user de leur cervelle. Les méchants sont décidément bien plus passionnants... Aussi choisit-elle de devenir « un méchant gentil ». Elle confie à son journal ses plans pour briser la tyrannie de son père alcoolique et amener chaque membre de sa famille à acquérir son indépendance.
    De la famille des « impertinentes », elle possède la malice gourmande de Sophie, l'espièglerie de Zazie. Paru en 1914, « Benigna Machiavelli » est un roman détonnant.

  • A woman is suffering from severe postpartum psychosis and her husband takes her to a colonial mansion where they can spend the summer. The woman is however closed and isolated in a single room where her nervous depression gets worse with the time. The only thing she sees all day long is a yellow wallpaper which she studies in so many details that she finally finds a creeping woman behind the pattern. The summer is over and the family is about to go home. The husband opens the door to his wife's room. What he sees is however both unexpected and horrifying.

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Charlotte Perkins Gilman was an American author who lived in the period 1860-1935. Among her literary legacy are many short stories, novels and non-fiction works, but she was also interested in humanism and held many lectures on social reform and responsibilities. She was a feminist who wanted to prove to other women that they could lead the life they wanted. The topic was often depicted in her works and many of her main characters were women who had to deal with mental breakdowns, everyday problems or lack of understanding from society's side. Some of Gilman's best known works are "The Yellow Wallpaper", "His Religion and Hers", and "Herland". Her autobiography "The Living of Charlotte Perkins Gilman: An Autobiography" was published in the same year she took her own life.

  • The three friends Van, Terry and Jeff are about to embark on a mission which will change their lives forever. They have heard of a place where only women live but they are more skeptics than believers. However they really do find such a place. And all their assumptions and stereotypes are shattered. The society that women have created is working more than perfectly. There are no wars, no domination nor conflicts. The three self-invited guests are however not welcome and are held captive for a few months. If they manage to escape, they are not sure if they still want to return to their homeland. But is everything as perfect as it seems? Find the answers in "Herland".

    /> B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Charlotte Perkins Gilman was an American author who lived in the period 1860-1935. Among her literary legacy are many short stories, novels and non-fiction works, but she was also interested in humanism and held many lectures on social reform and responsibilities. She was a feminist who wanted to prove to other women that they could lead the life they wanted. The topic was often depicted in her works and many of her main characters were women who had to deal with mental breakdowns, everyday problems or lack of understanding from society's side. Some of Gilman's best known works are "The Yellow Wallpaper", "His Religion and Hers", and "Herland". Her autobiography "The Living of Charlotte Perkins Gilman: An Autobiography" was published in the same year she took her own life.

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