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The Cambridge companion to Kate Chopin

Author: Janet Beer
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
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A collection of essays for students covering Chopin's fiction, context, influences, and the American and transatlantic aspects of her work.


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Genre/Form: études diverses
Named Person: Kate Chopin; Kate Chopin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Beer
ISBN: 9780521883443 052188344X
OCLC Number: 470992711
Notes: Notes en fin de chapitres et bibliogr. p. 174-175.
Description: 1 vol. (XII-184 p.) ; 24 cm
Contents: Chronology; Introduction Janet Beer; 1. What we do and don't know about Kate Chopin's life Emily Toth; 2. At Fault: a reappraisal of Kate Chopin's other novel Donna Campbell; 3. Kate Chopin and the subject of childhood Pamela Knights; 4. 'Race' and ethnicity in Kate Chopin's fiction Susan Castillo; 5. Kate Chopin on fashion in a Darwinian world Katherine Joslin; 6. The Awakening and New Woman fiction Ann Heilmann; 7. Reading Kate Chopin through contemporary French feminist theory Michael Worton; 8. The Awakening as literary innovation: Chopin, Maupassant and the evolution of genre Elizabeth Nolan; 9. Kate Chopin, choice and modernism Avril Horner; 10. Kate Chopin and post-colonial New Orleans Helen Taylor; 11. The Awakening: the first hundred years Bernard Koloski; Guide to further reading; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Janet Beer.
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'This is a rich and comprehensive volume. The ten essays include helpful overviews, like those of veteran Chopin scholars Bernard Koloski and Emily Toth and Janet Beer's lively prologue. While these Read more...

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