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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 mostra altro 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) mostra meno
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Opere di Kate Chopin

Il risveglio (1899) 9,237 copie
At Fault (1890) 118 copie
American Women Writers (1983) 48 copie
Portraits (1979) 43 copie
Bayou Folk (1894) 26 copie
The Storm (2002) 23 copie
A Night in Acadie (1897) 13 copie
The Locket [short story] (2015) 10 copie
Uyanış (2019) 7 copie
The Kiss [short story] (2015) — Autore — 6 copie
Virgumine (2002) 5 copie
La culpa (2016) 5 copie
O Despertar 4 copie
Nine Stories (2022) 3 copie
Regret (1995) 3 copie
The Short Story and You. (1999) 3 copie
L'EVEIL (2018) 2 copie
Short Fiction 2 copie
L'Eveil (1990) 2 copie
Ozeme's Holiday (1995) 2 copie
Nessun titolo 2 copie
O Beijo 2 copie
La cigarette égyptienne (1995) 2 copie
An Idle Fellow (2019) 2 copie
Meias de Seda 1 copia
“Lilacs” 1 copia
Kate Chopin Miscellany (1979) 1 copia
Culpados 1 copia
Louisiana Stories (2003) 1 copia
Women stories (1999) 1 copia
Five stories of an hour (1988) 1 copia
Sous le ciel de l'été (2009) 1 copia

Opere correlate

Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Collaboratore, alcune edizioni929 copie
The Oxford Book of American Short Stories (1992) — Collaboratore — 757 copie
Great Short Stories by American Women (1996) — Collaboratore — 416 copie
Women & Fiction: Short Stories By and About Women (1975) — Collaboratore — 367 copie
The Treasury of American Short Stories (1981) — Collaboratore — 269 copie
Daughters of Decadence: Women Writers of the Fin-de-Siècle (1993) — Collaboratore — 184 copie
Erotica: Women's Writing from Sappho to Margaret Atwood (1990) — Collaboratore — 168 copie
The Signet Classic Book of Southern Short Stories (1991) — Collaboratore — 121 copie
The Lifted Veil: Women's 19th Century Stories (2005) — Collaboratore — 114 copie
Norton Introduction to the Short Novel (1982) — Collaboratore, alcune edizioni99 copie
The Literature of the American South: A Norton Anthology (1997) — Collaboratore — 99 copie
American Short Stories (1976) — Collaboratore, alcune edizioni95 copie
A Treasury of American Horror Stories (1985) — Collaboratore — 95 copie
American Fantastic Tales: Boxed Set (2009) — Collaboratore — 92 copie
The American Fantasy Tradition (2002) — Collaboratore — 90 copie
The Penguin Book of Erotic Stories by Women (1995) — Collaboratore — 82 copie
The Vintage Book of American Women Writers (2011) — Collaboratore — 56 copie
Best Loved Short Stories of Nineteenth Century America (2003) — Collaboratore — 39 copie
American Gothic Short Stories (2019) — Collaboratore — 39 copie
New Orleans Noir 2: The Classics (2016) — Collaboratore — 37 copie
Medusa's Daughters (2020) — Collaboratore — 35 copie
The Secret Self: A Century of Short Stories by Women (1995) — Collaboratore — 34 copie
Stories To Get You Through The Night (2010) — Collaboratore — 33 copie
Rediscoveries: American Short Stories by Women, 1832-1916 (1994) — Collaboratore — 32 copie
American gothic : An anthology 1787–1916 (1999) — Collaboratore — 26 copie
Almost Touching the Skies: Women's Coming of Age Stories (2000) — Collaboratore — 21 copie
Great Classic Stories II: Eighteen Unabridged Classics (2010) — Collaboratore, alcune edizioni16 copie
Classic Short Stories by Trailblazing Women (2023) — Collaboratore — 14 copie
Love Stories: Classic Tales of Romance (2010) — Collaboratore — 13 copie
Classic American Short Stories [2016] (2012) — Collaboratore — 12 copie
Of Leaf and Flower: Stories and Poems for Gardeners (2001) — Collaboratore — 11 copie
More Classic American Short Stories (2007) — Collaboratore — 9 copie
Great Classic Mysteries II (2012) — Collaboratore — 7 copie
Library of Southern Literature, Vol. II: Boyle-Clarke (1909) — Collaboratore — 5 copie
Representative American Short Stories — Collaboratore — 5 copie
Great Love Stories (2016) — Collaboratore — 4 copie
Enjoying Stories (1987) — Collaboratore — 2 copie
Representative Modern Short Stories (1929) — Collaboratore — 2 copie

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Informazioni generali

Nome canonico
Chopin, Kate
Nome legale
O'Flaherty, Katherine
Altri nomi
Chopin, Kate
Data di nascita
1850-02-08
Data di morte
1904-08-22
Luogo di sepoltura
Calvary Vemetery, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
Sesso
female
Nazionalità
USA
Luogo di nascita
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Luogo di morte
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Causa della morte
brain hemorrhage
Luogo di residenza
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Grand Coteau, Louisiana, USA
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, USA
Istruzione
Sacred Heart Academy, St. Louis
Attività lavorative
novelist
short story writer
Organizzazioni
Wednesday Club
Premi e riconoscimenti
St. Louis Walk of Fame
Breve 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.

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Recensioni

Con questo romanzo, dapprima dimenticato e poi divenuto testo sacro del femminile, si retrodata l'inizio ideale della modernità: più di D.H. Lawrence la Chopin conduce qui una raffinata investigazione dell'eros, come la Woolf indica i percorsi tormentati della realizzazione di sé della donna, e prima di Hemingway impone alla pagina essenzialità di stile e di visione. Il paradigma ottocentesco della storia di adulterio si traduce in una analisi del corpo femminile nelle sue infinite accezioni, in un risveglio dei sensi, tra incanti visivi e sonori, e nella pacata consapevolezza del disagio o della rivolta nei confronti di modelli comportamentali, femminili e non, imposti dal contesto sociale. Tra seduzione e disagio, la morte ricercata della protagonista esalta, nega, e si fa complementare a quella di Emma Bovary o di Anna Karenina, spalancando l'abisso del nulla, ma nel trionfo erotico della protagonista. Vittima o vincitrice? Nella magia narrativa e linguistica di Il risveglio si cela la risposta che forse non c'è.… (altro)
 
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kikka62 | 178 altre recensioni | Feb 21, 2020 |
Bellissima opera di una straordinaria scrittrice forse poco nota al grande pubblico. La Chopin può considerarsi a pieno titolo una delle prime scrittrici femministe, la sua stessa esistenza è significativa. Schiacciata dal ruolo imposto alle donne all'epoca (ci troviamo nella Louisiana della seconda metà dell'ottocento), madre di sei figli a soli ventotto anni e vedova a trenta, Kate, una donna colta in una società di schiavisti e coltivatori di cotone, inizia a scrivere per non soccombere. Proprio così, la scrittura è terapia e le consente di dare voce alle emozioni, ai sogni, agli aneliti delle donne.… (altro)
 
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cometahalley | 8 altre recensioni | Feb 25, 2015 |

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Utenti
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Popolarità
#1,180
Voto
½ 3.7
Recensioni
298
ISBN
730
Lingue
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