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Wallpaper

A security with no monetary value.

Wallpaper

A security that has become worthless due to a bankruptcy or for some other reason. For example, when General Motors went into bankruptcy in 2009, its stock continued to be traded over-the-counter. However, because there was very little value to the company, it was treated as wallpaper. That is, the owners of GM stock might as well use the certificates as wallpaper in their houses because the stock was worth nothing.
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Hughes Villa drew some of her inspiration from the novella Yellow Wall-paper (written in 1892 by Charlotte Perkins Gilman) which describes the journal of a woman suffering from 'hysteria', who descends into madness after being confined by her physician husband to a wallpaper-covered room at a rented summer home.
To date, literary scholarship on "The Yellow Wall-Paper," while voluminous, has tended to focus on the story either as a self-contained feminist critique or as a historicized protest against nineteenth-century attitudes about female sexuality, health, and labor.
While a number of 19th-century readers did appreciate the message hidden in "The Yellow Wall-Paper," the story especially resonated with many in the women's movement of the 1970s.
The most apparent sign of the narrator's traumatic symptoms is the illusory woman she sees in the wall-paper.
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In the case of "The Yellow Wall-Paper," all three of these processes seem to have coincided quite frequently.
Unlike Poe's mad narrator, though, Gilman's narrator posits an indirect alternative to the psychologically discomfiting ambivalence she displays not only toward herself but others (including both her husband and her child) in the decaying domestic sphere of "The Yellow Wall-Paper.
The selections here are credited to bands you've never heard of, such as Tomorrow's World, Death By Chocolate, and Wall-paper.
Next, he brushed the back of his fake notes with wall-paper border paste and stuck them round the base, building up a collage of cash.
Shunryu Suzuki a little Japanese living and teaching in California couldn't be my teacher one of my non-teachers a little lit match from God's matchbox sea wind soon blew out somewhere between California and Estonia somewhere between East and West between somewhere and nowhere nobody can find out what remained of him after the wind has blown and the tide come and gone - the white sand as smooth as before - but his smile from the back cover of Zen Mind Beginner's Mind has silently infected book after book on my shelves and perhaps shelves themselves and walls and wall-paper too
My reading of "The Yellow Wall-Paper," however, seeks to refocus these discussions by investigating Gilman's simultaneous participation in and opposition to the popular print media industry.
YOUR wife famously once said you could wall-paper the house with paternity suits.