Raising the Dust: The Literary Housekeeping of Mary Ward, Sarah Grand, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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"Raising the Dust" identifies a heretofore-overlooked literary phenomenon that author Beth Sutton-Ramspeck calls literary housekeeping. The three writers she examines rejected turn-of-the-century aestheticism and modernism in favor of a literature that is practical, even ostensibly mundane, designed to set the human household in order. To Mary Augusta Ward, Sarah Grand, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman, housekeeping represented public responsibilities: making the food supply safe, reforming politics, and improving the human ...

Raising the Dust: The Literary Housekeeping of Mary Ward, Sarah Grand, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman 2004, Ohio University Press

ISBN-13: 9780821415870

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Raising the Dust: The Literary Housekeeping of Mary Ward, Sarah Grand, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman 2004, Ohio University Press

ISBN-13: 9780821415863

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