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Susan Glaspell (1876–1948)

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Obres de Susan Glaspell

Fidelity (1915) 192 exemplars
Trifles (2007) 159 exemplars
Brook Evans (1928) 84 exemplars
A Jury of Her Peers (1992) 74 exemplars
The Visioning (1911) 19 exemplars
Trifles and a Jury of Her Peers (1992) 18 exemplars
Fugitive's return (1929) 14 exemplars
The Morning Is Near Us (1939) 13 exemplars
Suppressed Desires (1924) 10 exemplars
The road to the temple, (1941) 10 exemplars
Ambrose Holt And Family (1931) 8 exemplars

Obres associades

The Best American Short Stories of the Century (2000) — Col·laborador — 1,536 exemplars
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions902 exemplars
The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century (2000) — Col·laborador — 448 exemplars
Great Short Stories by American Women (1996) — Col·laborador — 402 exemplars
24 Favorite One Act Plays (1958) — Col·laborador — 277 exemplars
A Moment on the Edge: 100 Years of Crime Stories by Women (2000) — Col·laborador — 261 exemplars
The Oxford Book of American Detective Stories (1996) — Col·laborador — 172 exemplars
The Moral Life: An Introductory Reader in Ethics and Literature (1999) — Col·laborador — 169 exemplars
An Anthology of Famous American Stories (1953) — Col·laborador — 131 exemplars
The Persephone Book of Short Stories (2012) — Col·laborador — 116 exemplars
Thirty Famous One-Act Plays (1943) — Col·laborador — 107 exemplars
Plays by American Women: 1900-1930 (1981) — Col·laborador — 74 exemplars
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Col·laborador — 66 exemplars
Bedside Book of Famous American Stories (1936) — Col·laborador — 66 exemplars
10 Short Plays (1963) — Col·laborador — 62 exemplars
Murderous Schemes (1996) — Col·laborador — 57 exemplars
The Vintage Book of American Women Writers (2011) — Col·laborador — 55 exemplars
Scribbling Women: Short Stories by 19th-Century American Women (1997) — Col·laborador — 49 exemplars
The Best Mystery Stories of the Year: 2022 (2022) — Col·laborador — 32 exemplars
The Signet Book of Short Plays (2004) — Col·laborador — 28 exemplars
The Second Penguin Book of Modern Women's Short Stories (1997) — Col·laborador — 25 exemplars
Trial and Error: An Oxford Anthology of Legal Stories (1998) — Col·laborador — 24 exemplars
Detective Mysteries Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2019) — Col·laborador — 21 exemplars
Twelve Classic One-Act Plays (2010) — Col·laborador — 17 exemplars
The Victorian Mystery Megapack: 27 Classic Mystery Tales (2012) — Col·laborador — 15 exemplars
Twelve American Crime Stories (1998) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars
My Favorite Mystery Stories (1960) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars
Murder Without Tears (1946) — Col·laborador — 9 exemplars
Drama I (1962) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars
Classic Short Stories by Trailblazing Women (2023) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
Evergreen Stories (1998) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars
Short Plays for Reading and Acting (1970) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Glaspell, Susan
Nom oficial
Glaspell, Susan Keating
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc d'enterrament
Snow Cemetery, Truro, Massachusetts, USA
Lloc de naixement
Davenport, Iowa, USA
Lloc de defunció
Provincetown, Massachusetts, USA
Llocs de residència
New York, New York, USA
Delphi, Greece
London, England, UK
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Drake University(1899)
University of Chicago
short-story writer
theater director
Cook, George Cram (husband | widowed)
Matson, Norman (husband | divorced)
Provincetown Players(co-founder)
Biografia breu
Susan Keating Glaspell was born into the family of one of the founders of Davenport, Iowa. Before attending Drake University, she wrote for the Davenport Morning Republican and The Weekly Outlook. After receiving her bachelor's degree in 1899, she worked for the Des Moines Daily News and as a freelance reporter for some Chicago newspapers. Susan was married twice, firstly in 1913 to George Cram Cook, with whom she became a member of the New York City literary and political scene; and secondly to writer Norman Matson. She and Cook summered on Cape Cod and co-founded the experimental Provincetown Players with Eugene O’Neill. Susan wrote several plays including Suppressed Desires (1915) and Tickless Time (1918). She won the Pulitzer Prize in 1931 for her last play Alison’s House, about Emily Dickinson. Her novels included The Glory of the Conquered (1909), Brook Evans (1928), and The Fugitive’s Return (1929). She served as the director of the Midwest Play Bureau of the Federal Theater Project in 1936-38.



Susan Glaspell n’est pas de ces autrices qui font les têtes de gondoles, et pourtant… Les éditions Tendance négative ne s’y sont pas trompées en proposant la première édition de cette longue nouvelle, issue d’un reportage qu’a fait Susan Glaspell, dans l’Iowa je pense, après le meurtre de John Hossack, pour lequel sa femme Margaret a été arrêtée. Ce reportage a aussi donné la matière d’une pièce de théâtre, Trifles (oui, comme le gâteau), traduite en français sous le titre [Broutilles].
Ici, c’est John Wright qui a été assassiné dans son sommeil, alors qu’il dormait à côté de sa femme Minnie (non, les noms ne sont pas choisi au hasard…). Alors que le shériff et son équipe enquêtent, deux femmes rassemblent quelques affaires à apporter à la suspecte enfermée dans la prison du village, tout en furetant dans sa cuisine et sa maison.
Susan Glaspell ne fait pas dans la subtilité, il est facile de voir quel est son message, mais la façon dont elle le fait passer est délectable, comme autant de petites piques toutes mieux senties les unes que les autres pour montrer à quel point les hommes n’ont aucune idée de l’univers dans lequel vit la femme, même leur propre femme.
C’est une nouvelle qui ne laisse pas indifférent.e, on comprend peu à peu qui était Minnie Wright, comment elle vivait, quelles étaient peut-être ses rêves et ses aspirations. On comprend comment la société patriarcale et rurale du Midwest américain. Une nouvelle publiée en 1917, mais qui se lit très bien avec l’œil d’aujourd’hui. Réjouissante, mais aussi lourde de colère rentrée, d’une colère qui n’est pas encore éteinte aujourd’hui.
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raton-liseur | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Jul 2, 2023 |
What a marvelous little story! I love it when I get more than I bargained for.

Two women are dragged along with their husbands, a sheriff and a witness, to the scene of a murder. While the men are "investigating", the women, who are subject to a snide, deprecating remark now and then, gather the real clues to what occurred at this house of a neighbor.

There is a lot being said by Ms. Glaspell. She addresses the relationships between men and women and those among women themselves. There is a thread of question: what might I have done? And one of responsibility: what if I had paid attention, what if I had offered help?

It is very hard to discuss in any detail without giving away too much of the plot, and I hope that others will read this gem, so I do not want to do that.
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mattorsara | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Aug 11, 2022 |
This is an extremely intense read, focussing completely on the emotions and inner life of its characters.
It's 1915 and Ruth Holland is returning to her childhood home. Some eleven years earlier, she ran off with a married man; since then her friends and relatives have cut her off, but now her father is dying...
Among those in town are her former admirer, now the local doctor. Despite being "thrown over" for the married man, he retains a fondness for her and recognises her sufferings- to the disgust of his supercilious young wife.
And then there are friends...some willing to reach out, some still sternly disapproving...and some of the former held in check by fear of the latter group and the demands of "Society". Not to mention the icy deserted wife.
The title-as becomes clear- pertains not only to one's marital vows but also - as Ruth discovers- the need to be faithful to what life has to offer.; not staying in a rut that no longer satisfies, but breaking free and living. A lesson she takes on board from poor yet free-thinking local girl, Annie (Chapter 23 is quite an inspiring look at how to live.)
VERY well written.
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starbox | Hi ha 9 ressenyes més | May 19, 2021 |
I did read this for school, so naturally, I came in with low expectations. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the theme of this story. My biggest gripe is that it was difficult to understand what was going on or what the characters were saying because of the writing style, but that is understandable because it was written over a half a century ago.
melonah | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Jan 9, 2021 |



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