Susan Glaspell

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  • Barbara Ozieblo (University of Malaga)

Feminist criticism has been re-instating Susan Glaspell in the canon of American women writers for well over two decades now, but as happens so frequently with “rediscovered” authors, only the play Trifles and the story she based on it, “A Jury of Her Peers”, have received sustained critical attention and have been included in college syllabi. However, as a number of recent scholarly contributions on Glaspell have shown, her plays, stories and novels probe the mores and transformations of her time, applying and adapting European thought to early twentieth-century America. Nietzsche and Strindberg, arguably the greatest influences on Glaspell’s mind and writing, resonate in her most experimental play,

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Citation:
Ozieblo, Barbara. "Susan Glaspell". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 10 February 2005
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=1767, accessed 19 December 2014.]

Articles on Glaspell's works

  1. Alison's House: A Play in Three Acts
  2. Brook Evans
  3. Chains of Dew
  4. Close the Book
  5. Fidelity
  6. Fugitive's Return
  7. Inheritors: A Play in Three Acts
  8. Judd Rankin's Daughter
  9. Springs Eternal
  10. Suppressed Desires: A Comedy in Two Scenes
  11. The Comic Artist: A Play in Three Acts
  12. The Glory of the Conquered: The Story of a Great Love
  13. The Outside: A Play in One Act
  14. The People
  15. The Verge: A Play in Three Acts
  16. Tickless Time: A Comedy in One Act
  17. Trifles
  18. Woman's Honor