Kate Chopin


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Chopin, Kate (b. Katherine O'Flaherty)

(1851–1904) writer; born in St. Louis, Mo. She returned to St. Louis to write professionally after the death of her husband, a Louisiana planter (1882). Her Creole tales (Bayou Folk (1894), A Night in Acadie (1897)) established her as a leading "local color" author. But after her novel The Awakening (1899) was attacked for its honest portrayal of a woman's unrepentant sexual passion, she virtually stopped publishing and was not rediscovered until the 1960s.
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The fragments apparently once belonged to Father Daniel Rankin, whose 1932 doctoral dissertation was published as Chopin's first biography, Kate Chopin and her Creole Stories.
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It is possible to hypothesize that the woman in this picture is performing a social function, specialized upon well-to-do women, that (if we judge from the duality of the narrative voice in The Awakening) Kate Chopin could neither accept nor wholeheartedly criticize.
Louis for a time and was likely an acquaintance of Kate Chopin, included the story in her magazine in order to capitalize on Chopin's renown.
We are very pleased to be working with ACTV on this project because this new, interactive edition will allow viewers to access additional information about the life and work of Kate Chopin just by pressing buttons on their remote control," LPB President /CEO Beth Courtney said.
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