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Kate Chopin : a literary life

Author: Nancy A Walker
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave, 2001.
Series: Literary lives (Palgrave (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a career that lasted little more than a decade, Kate Chopin became well-known for stories set in the Creole and Acadian regions of Louisiana, but her masterwork, The Awakening (1899), told the daring story of a woman who defied social and sexual conventions, eliciting negative reviews that denied Chopin prominence until the middle of the 20th Century. Kate Chopin: a literary life sets the author in the context of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Kate Chopin; Kate Chopin; Kate Chopin; Kate Chopin
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy A Walker
ISBN: 0333737881 9780333737880 033373789X 9780333737897
OCLC Number: 46683618
Description: ix, 170 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: The context of a literary life --
St. Louis to Louisiana and back --
The early stories and At fault --
'Local color' literature and A night in Acadie --
The awakening and the limits of propriety --
1900-1904.
Series Title: Literary lives (Palgrave (Firm))
Responsibility: Nancy A. Walker.
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"The Awakening", the story of a woman who defied social and sexual conventions, elicited negative reviews, denying Chopin prominence until the mid-20th century. This study sets her in the context of  Read more...

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