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Awakening and Selected Stories - 81 edition

Awakening and Selected Stories (ISBN10: 0679641238; ISBN13: 9780679641230)
ISBN13: 978-0679641230
ISBN10: 0679641238

Summary: The Awakening shocked turn-of-the-century readers and reviewers with its treatment of sex and suicide. In a departure from literary convention, Kate Chopin failed to condemn her heroine's desire for an affair with the son of a Louisiana resort owner, whom she meets on vacation. The power of sensuality, the delusion of ecstatic love, and the solitude that accompanies the trappings of middle- and upper-class convention are the themes of this now-classic novel. The book was influenced b ...show morey French writers ranging from Flaubert to Maupassant, and can be seen as a precursor of the impressionistic, mood-driven novels of Virginia Woolf and Djuna Barnes. Variously called 'vulgar,' 'unhealthily introspective,' and 'morbid,' the book was neglected for several decades, not least because it was written by a 'regional' woman writer. This edition also includes selected stories from Kate Chopin's Bayou Folk and A Night in Acadie, and an introduction and notes by Nina Baym. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 81
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Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Year Published: 1981
International: No



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