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Fire Watch
Connie Willis
Lonely Planet: Southeast Asia on a shoestring
China Williams, Greg Bloom, Celeste Brash, Andrew Burke
Fodor's See It Thailand 2008
Fodor's Travel Publications Inc.
The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories - Charlotte Perkins Gilman Creepy and utterly gripping, as all good stories about the descent into madness should be. This story about a woman who is kept in a "nursery" with bars on the windows and peeling, hideous yellow wallpaper as treatment for her postpartum depression is a feminist classic. A commentary on the treatment of women and the authority of men - her husband (who is also her doctor - a dual authority figure) believes she should snap out of her depression since she "isn't really sick", and brushes off her concern that the boredom bedrest brings is making her condition worse. The whole story suggests a chicken-or-egg scenario: Is the unnamed narrator being confined because she is crazy, or is she crazy because she is being confined?