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Kate Chopin (1851–1904)

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Kate Chopin was born Katherine O'Flaherty in St. Louis, Missouri, on February 8, 1851. Although she was brought up in a wealthy and socially elite Catholic family, Chopin's childhood was marred by tragedies. Her father was killed in a train accident when Chopin was just four years old, and in the näytä lisää following years she also lost her older brother, great-grandmother, and half-brother. In 1870, at the age of 19, she married Oscar Chopin, the son of a wealthy cotton-growing family in Louisiana. The couple had seven children together, five boys and two girls, before Oscar died of swamp fever in 1883. The following year, Chopin packed up her family and moved back to St. Louis to be with her mother, who died just a year later. To support herself and her family, Chopin started to write. Her first novel, At Fault, was published in 1890. Her most famous work, The Awakening, inspired by a real-life New Orleans woman who committed adultery, was published in 1899. The book explores the social and psychological consequences of a woman caught in an unhappy marriage in 19th century America, is now considered a classic of the feminist movement and caused such an uproar in the community that Chopin almost entirely gave up writing. Chopin did try her hand at a few short stories, most of which were not even published. Chopin died on August 22, 1904, of a brain hemorrhage, after collapsing at the World's Fair just two days before. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

Herääminen (1899) 9,237 kappaletta
The Awakening and Selected Stories (1899) 1,212 kappaletta
The Awakening and Selected Stories (1899) 387 kappaletta
The Awakening [Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism] (1993) — Tekijä — 326 kappaletta
The Story of an Hour [short story] (1894) 234 kappaletta
A Vocation and a Voice: Stories (1991) 189 kappaletta
At Fault (1890) 118 kappaletta
The Kiss and Other Stories (1995) 95 kappaletta
Bayou Folk and A Night in Acadie (1999) 91 kappaletta
Desiree's Baby [short story] (1994) 54 kappaletta
American Women Writers (1983) 48 kappaletta
Portraits (1979) 43 kappaletta
Bayou Folk (1894) 26 kappaletta
Awakening and Other Stories (2014) 25 kappaletta
The Storm (2002) 23 kappaletta
Classic Women's Short Stories (2001) 13 kappaletta
A Night in Acadie (1897) 13 kappaletta
The Locket [short story] (2015) 10 kappaletta
Ma'ame Pélagie [short story] (2013) 8 kappaletta
Uyanış (2019) 7 kappaletta
Kate Chopin's Private Papers (1998) 7 kappaletta
Despertar y otros relatos, El (2011) 6 kappaletta
The Kiss [short story] (2015) — Tekijä — 6 kappaletta
Virgumine (2002) 5 kappaletta
La culpa (2016) 5 kappaletta
O Despertar 4 kappaletta
Désirée laps ja teisi jutte (2023) 4 kappaletta
At the 'Cadian Ball 3 kappaletta
The Awakening and Other Stories (2008) 3 kappaletta
Nine Stories (2022) 3 kappaletta
Regret (1995) 3 kappaletta
Beyond the Bayou [short story] (2014) 3 kappaletta
The Short Story and You. (1999) 3 kappaletta
Il sogno di un᾽ora 3 kappaletta
L'EVEIL (2018) 2 kappaletta
Short Fiction 2 kappaletta
L'Eveil (1990) 2 kappaletta
Ozeme's Holiday (1995) 2 kappaletta
Ei otsikkoa 2 kappaletta
O Beijo 2 kappaletta
A Reflection [short story] (2017) 2 kappaletta
The Storm, At The 'Cadian Ball (2008) 2 kappaletta
La cigarette égyptienne (1995) 2 kappaletta
An Idle Fellow (2019) 2 kappaletta
Meias de Seda 1 kappale
“Lilacs” 1 kappale
Kate Chopin Miscellany (1979) 1 kappale
Culpados 1 kappale
Louisiana Stories (2003) 1 kappale
The Kate Chopin Collection (2016) 1 kappale
Women stories (1999) 1 kappale
Five stories of an hour (1988) 1 kappale
Sous le ciel de l'été (2009) 1 kappale

Associated Works

Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Avustaja, eräät painokset929 kappaletta
The Oxford Book of American Short Stories (1992) — Avustaja — 757 kappaletta
Great Short Stories by American Women (1996) — Avustaja — 416 kappaletta
Women & Fiction: Short Stories By and About Women (1975) — Avustaja — 367 kappaletta
The Treasury of American Short Stories (1981) — Avustaja — 269 kappaletta
Daughters of Decadence: Women Writers of the Fin-de-Siècle (1993) — Avustaja — 184 kappaletta
Erotica: Women's Writing from Sappho to Margaret Atwood (1990) — Avustaja — 168 kappaletta
The Signet Classic Book of Southern Short Stories (1991) — Avustaja — 121 kappaletta
The Lifted Veil: Women's 19th Century Stories (2005) — Avustaja — 114 kappaletta
Norton Introduction to the Short Novel (1982) — Avustaja, eräät painokset99 kappaletta
The Literature of the American South: A Norton Anthology (1997) — Avustaja — 99 kappaletta
American Short Stories (1976) — Avustaja, eräät painokset95 kappaletta
A Treasury of American Horror Stories (1985) — Avustaja — 95 kappaletta
American Fantastic Tales: Boxed Set (2009) — Avustaja — 92 kappaletta
The American Fantasy Tradition (2002) — Avustaja — 90 kappaletta
The Penguin Book of Erotic Stories by Women (1995) — Avustaja — 82 kappaletta
The Vintage Book of American Women Writers (2011) — Avustaja — 56 kappaletta
Best Loved Short Stories of Nineteenth Century America (2003) — Avustaja — 39 kappaletta
American Gothic Short Stories (2019) — Avustaja — 39 kappaletta
New Orleans Noir 2: The Classics (2016) — Avustaja — 37 kappaletta
Medusa's Daughters (2020) — Avustaja — 35 kappaletta
The Secret Self: A Century of Short Stories by Women (1995) — Avustaja — 34 kappaletta
Stories To Get You Through The Night (2010) — Avustaja — 33 kappaletta
Rediscoveries: American Short Stories by Women, 1832-1916 (1994) — Avustaja — 32 kappaletta
American gothic : An anthology 1787–1916 (1999) — Avustaja — 26 kappaletta
Almost Touching the Skies: Women's Coming of Age Stories (2000) — Avustaja — 21 kappaletta
Great Classic Stories II: Eighteen Unabridged Classics (2010) — Avustaja, eräät painokset16 kappaletta
Classic Short Stories by Trailblazing Women (2023) — Avustaja — 14 kappaletta
Love Stories: Classic Tales of Romance (2010) — Avustaja — 13 kappaletta
Classic American Short Stories [2016] (2012) — Avustaja — 12 kappaletta
Of Leaf and Flower: Stories and Poems for Gardeners (2001) — Avustaja — 11 kappaletta
More Classic American Short Stories (2007) — Avustaja — 9 kappaletta
Great Classic Mysteries II (2012) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta
Library of Southern Literature, Vol. II: Boyle-Clarke (1909) — Avustaja — 5 kappaletta
Representative American Short Stories — Avustaja — 5 kappaletta
Great Love Stories (Dover Thrift Editions) (2016) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
Great Classic Womens Fiction (2011) 3 kappaletta
Enjoying Stories (1987) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Representative Modern Short Stories (1929) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta

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Kanoninen nimi
Chopin, Kate
Virallinen nimi
O'Flaherty, Katherine
Muut nimet
Chopin, Kate
Calvary Vemetery, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
brain hemorrhage
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Grand Coteau, Louisiana, USA
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, USA
Sacred Heart Academy, St. Louis
short story writer
Wednesday Club
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
St. Louis Walk of Fame
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Katherine O’Flaherty was the daughter of an Irish immigrant father and a French-Creole mother. She was educated at the St. Louis Sacred Heart Academy and then made a debut into Southern society. In 1870, she married Oscar Chopin, a cotton trader from Louisiana, and the couple had six children. Widowed in 1882, and needing to support herself and her young children, Kate Chopin began to write sketches of her former plantation life, which appeared in periodicals such as Bayou Folk. These received immediate acclaim, as did her first novel At Fault (1890). Kate Chopin published two novels and about 100 short stories in the 1890s. Most of her fiction was set in Louisiana and her best-known work focuses on the lives of sensitive, intelligent women. Her short stories were most popular in her own day and appeared in some of America's most prestigious magazines. After her death her work was temporarily forgotten, but then in the 1920s her short stories began to appear in anthologies, and the public and literary scholars again began to take notice of her.



I liked the first half of the novel set in the Gulf Islands, as our heroine awakens, more than the final half where she explores her new self back in New Orleans- but both were good. I'd say a solid 3.5 stars. The writing is very good, at times excellent, and as every blurb on the novel states extremely bold for its time in the late 1800's.
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diveteamzissou | 178 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 3, 2024 |
Chopin plays the English language like a concert pianist. Many lovely and poetic turns of phrase. What was shocking in 1899 wouldn't alarm an eight-year-old today, the book is still an engaging read, at times almost like Chopin is whispering it into your ear.
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mlevel | 178 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 22, 2024 |
The Awakening - 5 stars
the other short stories - mainly 2-3 stars (with one 4 star)
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ccarolinee | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 16, 2023 |
A slow, short, but pretty amazing novel and I see why it's as influential as it is.

The plot focuses on a woman finding herself. Finding her individualism and rebelling against the conformative expectations of society. Infidelity is the plot vehicle this is done through, and I feel like people really get caught up on this, but ultimately, I don't think the crux of the book is about infidelity, rather marriage is just a symbol for conformity and female oppression. That being said, some moments of writing referring to the affair are beautifully written, Chopin really hits her stride when she was writing about their relationship.

Ending was powerful, but felt super rushed. Really wished it would have been expanded upon a bit.

Favorite Quote:

"She had tried to forget him, realizing the inutility of remembering. But the thought of him was like an obsession, ever pressing itself upon her. It was not that she dwelt upon details of their acquaintance, or recalled in any special or peculiar way his personality; it was his being, his existence, which dominated her thought, fading sometimes as if it would melt into the mist of the forgotten, reviving again with an intensity which filled her with an incomprehensible longing."
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Andjhostet | 178 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 4, 2023 |


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