Chopin, Kate, 1850-1904

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1851-02-08
Death 1904-08-22
Gender:
Female
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Kate Chopin (born Katherine O'Flaherty, February 8, 1850, St. Louis, MO–d. August 22, 1904, St. Louis, MO) was an American author of short stories and novels based in Louisiana. She is now considered by some scholars to have been a forerunner of American 20th-century feminist authors of Southern or Catholic background.

Chopin was born in St. Louis, Missouri. She married and moved with her husband to New Orleans and later lived in the country in Cloutierville, Louisiana. From 1892 to 1895, Chopin wrote short stories for both children and adults that were published in such national magazines as Atlantic Monthly, Vogue, The Century Magazine, and The Youth's Companion. Her stories aroused controversy because of her subjects and her approach; they were condemned as immoral by some critics. Her major works were two short story collections: Bayou Folk (1894) and A Night in Acadie (1897). Chopin also wrote two novels: At Fault (1890) and The Awakening (1899), which are set in New Orleans and Grand Isle, respectively.

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Subjects:

  • Authors and publishers
  • American literature--Women authors

Occupations:

  • Authors

Places:

  • Louisiana, LA, US
  • New Orleans, LA, US
  • United States, 00, US
  • Saint Louis, MI, US
  • Saint Louis, MI, US