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Kate Chopin: A Literary Life

Kate Chopin: A Literary Life (Hardback)

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In a career that lasted little more than a decade, Kate Chopin became well-known for stories set in the Creole and Acadian regions of Louisiana, but her masterwork, The Awakening (1899), told the daring story of a woman who defied social and sexual conventions, eliciting negative reviews that denied Chopin prominence until the middle of the twentieth century. 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.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writersEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: c 1800 to c 1900LGBT & Gender StudiesGender studiesGender studies: womenPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groups Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Publication Date: 20/06/2001 ISBN-13: 9780333737880  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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NANCY WALKER is Professor of English at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.

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