Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935) is a well-established writer whose books bring feminism as a backbone. The best-known American work is The Yellow Wallpaper, a title that has become a must-read in several high schools in the USA. But here, it is worth mentioning another great title in his curriculum: Herland - A Terra das Mulheres, launched in 1915 in the periodical The Forerunner, published in Brazil by the publisher Francisco Alves and found today only in used bookstores.
Considered a "feminist dystopia", the book tells the story of three American boys who make an expedition to an unknown country (Herland, the title) composed only of women and girls for more than 2000 years. With the crystallized image of the ideal women they knew, they are surprised by what they find in this new place. In this place, there are no more wars and violence and asexual reproduction is what rules lives.
Publisher: José Olympio