Susan Glaspell (2969 words)

Barbara Ozieblo (Universidad de Malaga)
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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, The Verge, …

Citation: Ozieblo, Barbara. "Susan Glaspell". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 10 February 2005 [, accessed 16 August 2022.]

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