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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 mostrar más 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) mostrar menos
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Obras de Kate Chopin

El despertar (1899) 9,001 copias
At Fault (1890) 117 copias
The Kiss and Other Stories (1995) 92 copias
American Women Writers (1983) 48 copias
Portraits (1979) 42 copias
Bayou Folk (1894) 25 copias
Awakening and Other Stories (2014) 25 copias
The Storm (2002) 23 copias
A Night in Acadie (1897) 12 copias
The Locket [short story] (2015) 10 copias
Uyanış (2019) 6 copias
The Kiss [short story] (2015) — Autor — 6 copias
La culpa (2016) 5 copias
Virgumine (2002) 4 copias
The Short Story and You. (1999) 3 copias
Regret (1995) 3 copias
O Despertar 3 copias
Ozeme's Holiday (1995) 2 copias
Nine Stories (2022) 2 copias
L'Eveil (1990) 2 copias
L'EVEIL (2018) 2 copias
O Beijo 2 copias
La cigarette égyptienne (1995) 2 copias
Sin título 2 copias
An Idle Fellow (2019) 2 copias
Women stories (1999) 1 copia
Meias de Seda 1 copia
“Lilacs” 1 copia
Kate Chopin Miscellany (1979) 1 copia
Louisiana Stories (2003) 1 copia
Five stories of an hour (1988) 1 copia
Short Fiction 1 copia
Sous le ciel de l'été (2009) 1 copia

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Nombre canónico
Chopin, Kate
Nombre legal
O'Flaherty, Katherine
Otros nombres
Chopin, Kate
Fecha de nacimiento
Fecha de fallecimiento
Lugar de sepultura
Calvary Vemetery, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
Lugar de nacimiento
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Lugar de fallecimiento
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Causa de fallecimiento
brain hemorrhage
Lugares de residencia
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
Premios y honores
St. Louis Walk of Fame
Biografía breve
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.



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 | 176 reseñas más. | Jul 4, 2023 |
The first half of this novel takes place on the seashore of the Gulf of Mexico, and Chopin vividly conveys the experience of spending leisure time on the coast in the summer: late-night dinners, midnight swims, watching the water for hours in the afternoon.

My other impressions of the novel pale in comparison to my pleasure at her understanding of the private beach scene, but I liked it. Edna awakens to become a self-absorbed, childish and alienated loner; the patriarchy proves resilient; fairy-tale endings are eschewed.… (más)
proustbot | 176 reseñas más. | Jun 19, 2023 |
The Awakening by Kate Chopin has been sitting on the shelf for some time, purchased at a point in time when I thought I wanted to read more classics. This was Chopin's second book so it fit with the Classics CAT for February dealing with two or seconds. I knew the basic plot of a woman struggling to find an authentic life in a world where women are largely considered decorative. Once awakened by real love during her summer sojourn on Grand Isle, Edna Pontellier finds it impossible to return to her normal life as wife and mother in New Orleans. The book was very controversial when it was published at the turn of the century as Chopin described an early feminist mindset that really did threaten a world that circumcised women's lives. My edition is a study one with lots of interpretive essays as well as primary source documents from the books and magazines of the times with their guidance for women to be good wives and mothers.… (más)
witchyrichy | 2 reseñas más. | Apr 30, 2023 |


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