Kate Chopin (1851-1904) wrote stories and novels about Louisiana, capturing the culture and intricacies. After the publication of Kate Chopin's scandalous novel, The Awakening, the literary world ignored her stories for the next 70 years. Read about the life and works of Kate Chopin.
by Nancy A. Walker. Palgrave Global Publishing. From the publisher: "Kate Chopin: A Literary Life
sets the author in the context of nineteenth-century American women writers to show how standards of literary propriety affected the career of a major American writer."
by Emily Toth. University Press of Mississippi. From the publisher: "A vivid, new portrait of the author of The Awakening
on the 100th anniversary of its publication This is the true, unvarnished life story of the girl who grew up to write The Awakening,
a masterpiece published 100 years ago."
by Per Seyersted. Louisiana State University Press. This book was first published in 1969, and it helped to make Kate Chopin's work more widely recognized.
by Lynda S. Boren (Editor), and Sara D. Davis (Editor). Louisiana State University Press. From the publisher: "Here, fourteen revealing essays consider Chopin's life and art from a variety of critical perspectives--biographical, New Historicist, materialist, poststructuralist, feminist."
by Kate Chopin, with Emily Toth (Editor), Per Seyersted (Editor), Marilyn Bonnell (Editor), and Cheyenne Bonnell (Editor). Indiana University Press. From the publisher: "Chopin's newly discovered manuscripts, published for the first time here, reflect her dedication to revision and improving her craft..."
by Harold Bloom, and William Golding
. Chelsea House. From the publisher: "Kate Chopin
is one of over 200 volumes in the 'Modern Critical Views series'... Taken together these volumes represent a comprehensive collection of the best current criticism of the authors of the most widely read poems, novels, essays, and dramas of the Western world."
by Bernard Koloski. Gale Group. From the publisher: "Bernard Koloski, who has explored the works of Kate Chopin for more than 25 years, argues that the writer's biculturalism, bilingualism, and life among intelligent, questioning people are the sources of her extraordinary vision, originality, and compassion as a short story writer."
by Mary E. Papke. Greenwood Publishing. From the publisher: "While neither Kate Chopin nor Edith Wharton can be called feminist writers, each did produce 'female moral art,' writings that focus relentlessly on the dialectics of social relations and the position of women therein."
by Alice H. Petry. Gale Group. Essays included in this work are: "At Fault," "A Forgotten Novel: Kate Chopin's 'The Awakening'," "The Awakening: A Political Romance," "Pride and Prejudice: Kate Chopin's 'Desiree's Baby'," along with 33 other essays and reviews.
by Mary E. Lyons. Henry Holt & Company. Mary Lyons uncovers secrets from the journals of seven nineteenth-century women.