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Awakenings : the story of the Kate Chopin revival

Author: Bernard Koloski
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, ©2009.
Series: Southern literary studies.
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One of the most often repeated anecdotes about the direction of literary studies over the past three decades concerns a graduate student who complained of reading Kate Chopin's The Awakening in three classes and Herman Melville's Moby-Dick in none. But Chopin has not always been featured in the literary curriculum. Though she achieved national success in her lifetime (1850-1904) as a writer of Louisiana "local  Read more...
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Awakenings.
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2009014533
(OCoLC)318192024
Named Person: Kate Chopin; Kate Chopin; Kate Chopin; Kate Chopin; Kate Chopin; Kate Chopin
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Koloski
ISBN: 9780807136683 0807136689 0807134953 9780807134955
OCLC Number: 537652773
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 226 pages).
Contents: My part in reviving Kate Chopin / Emily Toth --
Linked fortunes: Kate Chopin, the short story (and me) / Barbara C. Ewell --
Bringing Kate Chopin to Britain: a transatlantic perspective / Helen Taylor --
Creating the new American library's Awakening / Barbara H. Solomon --
So long as we read Chopin / Mary E. Papke --
My life with Kate Chopin / Thomas Bonner, Jr --
On first looking (and looking once again) into Chopin's fiction: Kate and Ernest and "A pair of silk stockings" / Robert D. Arner --
The death of Edna Pontellier and the card catalog / Marlene Springer --
Romantic overtures / Lynda S. Boren --
Kate Chopin and the future of short fiction studies / Susan Lohafer --
Reckoning with race in The awakening / Anna Shannon Elfenbein --
Feeling the countercurrent / Bernard Koloski.
Series Title: Southern literary studies.
Responsibility: edited by Bernard Koloski.

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One of the most often repeated anecdotes about the direction of literary studies over the past three decades concerns a graduate student who complained of reading Kate Chopin's The Awakening in three classes and Herman Melville's Moby-Dick in none. But Chopin has not always been featured in the literary curriculum. Though she achieved national success in her lifetime (1850-1904) as a writer of Louisiana "local color" fiction, after her death her work fell into obscurity until 1969, when Norwegian literary scholar Per Seyersted published The Complete Works of Kate Chopin and sparked a remarkabl.

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