The Madwoman in the Attic

  title={The Madwoman in the Attic},
  author={Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar},
Gilbert and Gubar's multi-volume history of women in literature began in 1980 with the publication of The Madwoman in the Attic. It was followed by No Man's Land: The Place of Women Writers in the 20th Century (1988). Gilbert and Gubar's books were the first to review in a complete way the place of women both as literary figures and as writers. Drawing on the work of Harold Bloom regarding poetic identity, they argued that women could not become writers and assume a writer's identity until they… 

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