Works of Kate Chopin
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One sentence summary: a married woman with two children in a well-to-do southern household realizes that her materially comfortable marriage is unfulfilling and she contemplates (but does not consummate) adultery.
The Awakening, first published in 1899, treats all of the same major themes found in Madame Bovary (1856) and Anna Karenina (1877): the subordination of women in marriage, marriage as bondage, tension between ...more
Amazing reading experience -- referring to The Awakening the novel published in 1899 which according to info in thie edition basically ended the writing career of the author and caused her works to fall into disrepute until many years later.
I immediately found a deep connection between this novel and the Kathleen Norris book I am reading -- Acedia and Me. I also drew parallels between The Awakening and the Virginia Woolf book publis ...more
Yet Edna in "The Awakening" does taste some of the freedom she had ...more
And like Emma Bovary, you understand her completely, thanks to a wonderful writer.
Chopin's short short story The Story of an Hour is also great.
The short stories are marvellous, as they transport you to the Creole world of Louisiana in the mid 1800s. In just a few pages she draws a portrait of the people and character of that era.
Chopin was an advocate of woman's writes. Her advocacy shines through her eccentric stories but her points are clearly heard and respected. Truly a gem.