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Inhaltsangabe: Kate Chopin (1851-1904) was the young widow of a near-bankrupt Louisiana cotton-farmer when she returned to her native St Louis and turned to writing to support her six children. Her fiction won immediate acclaim, but the publication in 1899 of "The Awakening", the portrayal of a woman's extramarital affair and sexual awakening, sparked a national scandal that led to the book being banned and plagued the author for the rest of her life. Rediscovered in the 1960s, the book was hailed as a feminist classic and Kate Chopin as a major American author. This biography aims to reveal a life as fascinating, vigorous and notorious as any Kate Chopin invented for her characters, including an affair with a married man. Chopin suffered for her independence, but created for herself a life which was in some ways ahead of its time.
From Publishers Weekly:
More than 70 years after its publication, The Awakening by Kate Chopin (1850-1904)--the story of a woman who embraces solitude and abnegates the responsibilities of marriage and motherhood--was rediscovered by the women's movement. After a friend passed a copy to Toth at an antiwar march, she "found a dissertation topic and lifelong pursuit." Not a detail of Chopin's history is considered too trivial for inclusion in this pedestrian dissection. Alongside a chronicle of Chopin's emergence as a short-story writer and novelist are reports on her honeymoon menstrual cramps, her physician's "deliberately unstylish" clothes and the career of Frances Porcher, an early reviewer of The Awakening . The literal-minded biographer ( The Curse: A Cultural History of Menstruation ) tediously compares "Kate" with "Edna" (Edna Pontellier, the heroine of The Awakening ); her explanations of Chopin's discontent in her marriage and illicit relationship with a married man are flimsy. Toth is also given to portentousness: during the Civil War years, Chopin "took the law into her own hands" when she tore down a Union flag that appeared mysteriously on her front porch. Photos not seen by PW.
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Titel: Kate Chopin
Verlag: Univ of Texas Pr
Zustand: very good
Buchbeschreibung Univ of Texas Pr, 1993. Buchzustand: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP97191812
Buchbeschreibung Univ of Texas Pr. Paperback. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2786609357
Buchbeschreibung Univ of Texas Pr. Paperback. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2816508127
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. [ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ][ Ships Daily ] [ Underlining/Highlighting: NONE ] [ Writing: NONE ] [ Edition: first ] Publisher: Univ of Texas Pr Pub Date: 5/1/1993 Binding: Paperback Pages: 528 first edition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 5488737
Buchbeschreibung Univ of Texas Pr, Austin, Texas, U.S.A., 1993. Trade Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: No Dust Jacket as Issued. Book shows moderate wear/ spine tight, pages clean/ covers creased; several small tears; slightly soiled; moderate edge wear/ corners creased/ several pages and page tips creased. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 034615
Buchbeschreibung Univ of Texas Pr, 1993. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. 528 pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 57803
Buchbeschreibung Univ of Texas Pr, 1993. Paperback. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG029278127X
Buchbeschreibung Univ of Texas Pr, Austin, Texas, U.S.A., 1993. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. Very good, trade paperback, black and white photos. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 101104-E563
Buchbeschreibung Univ of Texas Pr, 1993. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P02029278127X
Buchbeschreibung University of Texas Press, 1993, 1993. Soft cover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. pbk 528pp prev owner's name on fep otherwise appears unused excellent clean tight unmarked almost as new. Buchnummer des Verkäufers LHC529