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Kate Chopin (1851–1904)

Autor(a) de The Awakening

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About the Author

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 mais 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

The Awakening (1899) 9,203 cópias
At Fault (1890) 116 cópias
The Kiss and Other Stories (1995) 95 cópias
Desiree's Baby [short story] (1994) 52 cópias
American Women Writers (1983) 48 cópias
Portraits (1979) 43 cópias
Bayou Folk (1894) 26 cópias
Awakening and Other Stories (2014) 25 cópias
The Storm (2002) 23 cópias
A Night in Acadie (1897) 13 cópias
The Locket [short story] (2015) 10 cópias
Uyanış (2019) 7 cópias
The Kiss [short story] (2015) — Autor — 6 cópias
La culpa (2016) 5 cópias
Virgumine (2002) 5 cópias
Regret (1995) 3 cópias
The Short Story and You. (1999) 3 cópias
O Despertar 3 cópias
Nine Stories (2022) 3 cópias
Ozeme's Holiday (1995) 2 cópias
Short Fiction 2 cópias
L'Eveil (1990) 2 cópias
A Reflection [short story] (2017) 2 cópias
L'EVEIL (2018) 2 cópias
An Idle Fellow (2019) 2 cópias
La cigarette égyptienne (1995) 2 cópias
Sem título 2 cópias
O Beijo 2 cópias
Meias de Seda 1 exemplar(es)
“The ‘Cadian Ball” 1 exemplar(es)
“Lilacs” 1 exemplar(es)
Louisiana Stories (2003) 1 exemplar(es)
Kate Chopin Miscellany (1979) 1 exemplar(es)
Bedtime Reading: The Awakening (2002) 1 exemplar(es)
Women stories (1999) 1 exemplar(es)
En kvinde vågner 1 exemplar(es)
The Kate Chopin Collection (2016) 1 exemplar(es)
Complete Works of Kate Chopin (2013) 1 exemplar(es)
Five stories of an hour (1988) 1 exemplar(es)
The Short Stories Of Kate Chopin (2013) 1 exemplar(es)
Chopin, Kate Archive 1 exemplar(es)
Sous le ciel de l'été (2009) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contribuinte, algumas edições926 cópias
The Oxford Book of American Short Stories (1992) — Contribuinte — 752 cópias
Great Short Stories by American Women (1996) — Contribuinte — 413 cópias
Women & Fiction: Short Stories By and About Women (1975) — Contribuinte — 366 cópias
The Treasury of American Short Stories (1981) — Contribuinte — 269 cópias
Daughters of Decadence: Women Writers of the Fin-de-Siècle (1993) — Contribuinte — 184 cópias
Erotica: Women's Writing from Sappho to Margaret Atwood (1990) — Contribuinte — 168 cópias
The Signet Classic Book of Southern Short Stories (1991) — Contribuinte — 121 cópias
The Lifted Veil: Women's 19th Century Stories (2005) — Contribuinte — 114 cópias
Norton Introduction to the Short Novel (1982) — Contribuinte, algumas edições99 cópias
The Literature of the American South: A Norton Anthology (1997) — Contribuinte — 98 cópias
Two Friends and Other 19th-century American Lesbian Stories (1994) — Contribuinte — 98 cópias
American Short Stories (1976) — Contribuinte, algumas edições95 cópias
A Treasury of American Horror Stories (1985) — Contribuinte — 95 cópias
American Fantastic Tales: Boxed Set (2009) — Contribuinte — 92 cópias
The American Fantasy Tradition (2002) — Contribuinte — 90 cópias
The Penguin Book of Erotic Stories by Women (1995) — Contribuinte — 81 cópias
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Contribuinte — 68 cópias
The Vintage Book of American Women Writers (2011) — Contribuinte — 57 cópias
Best Loved Short Stories of Nineteenth Century America (2003) — Contribuinte — 39 cópias
American Gothic Short Stories (2019) — Contribuinte — 37 cópias
New Orleans Noir 2: The Classics (2016) — Contribuinte — 37 cópias
Medusa's Daughters (2020) — Contribuinte — 35 cópias
The Secret Self: A Century of Short Stories by Women (1995) — Contribuinte — 34 cópias
Stories To Get You Through The Night (2010) — Contribuinte — 33 cópias
Rediscoveries: American Short Stories by Women, 1832-1916 (1994) — Contribuinte — 32 cópias
American gothic : An anthology 1787–1916 (1999) — Contribuinte — 26 cópias
Almost Touching the Skies: Women's Coming of Age Stories (2000) — Contribuinte — 21 cópias
Great Classic Stories II: Eighteen Unabridged Classics (2010) — Contribuinte, algumas edições16 cópias
Classic Short Stories by Trailblazing Women (2023) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
Restless Spirits: Ghost Stories by American Women, 1872-1926 (1996) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
Love Stories: Classic Tales of Romance (2010) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Classic American Short Stories [2016] (2012) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
Of Leaf and Flower: Stories and Poems for Gardeners (2001) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
More Classic American Short Stories (2007) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Great Classic Mysteries II (2012) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Library of Southern Literature, Vol. II: Boyle-Clarke (1909) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Representative American Short Stories — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Great Love Stories (Dover Thrift Editions) (2016) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Enjoying Stories (1987) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Representative Modern Short Stories (1929) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias


Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Chopin, Kate
Nome de batismo
O'Flaherty, Katherine
Outros nomes
Chopin, Kate
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de enterro
Calvary Vemetery, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
Local de nascimento
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Local de falecimento
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Causa da morte
brain hemorrhage
Locais de residência
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
St. Louis Walk of Fame
Pequena biografia
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.
diveteamzissou | outras 178 resenhas | 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.
mlevel | outras 178 resenhas | Jan 22, 2024 |
The Awakening - 5 stars
the other short stories - mainly 2-3 stars (with one 4 star)
ccarolinee | outras 3 resenhas | 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 | outras 178 resenhas | Jul 4, 2023 |


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