Chopin, Kate, 1850-1904

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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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creatorOf Chopin, Kate, 1850-1904. Papers of Kate Chopin [manuscript], 1896, n.d. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Hardwick, Elizabeth. The awakening. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
referencedIn Harrison, Elizabeth Stuart Letcher, d. 1914. List of books presented by Southern writers to the Poe Alcove, 1900 June 1. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Chopin, Kate. Désirée's baby [Multimédia multisupport] / Kate Chopin, aut. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Letter from Kate Chopin to publisher, ca. 1900, October 26 [ca. 1899-1904?] University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Department of Special Collections
creatorOf Ward, Lydia Avery Coonley, 1845-1924. Autographs collected and letters received, A-N by Lydia Avery Coonley Ward, 1705, 1785, 1848, 1861-1922 (bulk 1861-1922). University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Chopin, Kate, 1850-1904. Comprehensive collection of works by Kate Chopin and a letter to J.M. Stoddard, Mar. 31, 1895. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Ward, Lydia Avery Coonley, 1845-1924. Autographs collected and letters received by Lydia Avery Coonley Ward, 1705, 1785, 1848, 1861-1922 (bulk 1861-1922). University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Chopin, Kate, 1851-1904. Regret / Kate Chopin. Xavier University of Louisiana, XULA
referencedIn Additional papers, 1839-1895. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Autograph File, C, 1554-2002. Houghton Library.
referencedIn McNease, Gail A. Kate Chopin's short stories : prelude to "The Awakening" by Gail A. McNease. University of Houston, Clear Lake, Alfred R. Neumann Library
referencedIn Inventory of the Sterling C. Evans Papers: TAMU MSS 00135., 1845-1996 (bulk: 1939-2001) Cushing Memorial Library,
creatorOf Chopin, Kate. Désirée's baby [Multimédia multisupport] / Kate Chopin, aut. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Bailey, Mildred Hart. Four women of Cane River : their contributions to the cultural life of the area / a program sponsored by Natchitoches Parish Library. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Mapp, Joy. Self-expression in Kate Chopin's The awakening / Joy Mapp. Longwood University, Janet D. Greenwood Library
referencedIn Donald and Katharine Foley Collection of Penguin Books, post 1965 Bancroft Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Kate Chopin Collection, 1896 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
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associatedWith Cairns Collection of American Women Writers. corporateBody
correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Evans, Sterling C. person
associatedWith Foley, Donald L. person
associatedWith Foley, Katharine person
associatedWith Hardwick, Elizabeth. person
associatedWith Houghton, Henry Oscar, 1823-1895 person
associatedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Mapp, Joy. person
associatedWith McNease, Gail A. person
associatedWith Stone & Kimball, corporateBody
associatedWith The Atlantic Monthly corporateBody
associatedWith University of Wisconsin--Madison. Libraries. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections. corporateBody
associatedWith Vogue corporateBody
associatedWith Ward, Lydia Avery Coonley, 1845-1924. person
associatedWith Youth's Companion. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Louisiana LA US
New Orleans LA US
United States 00 US
Saint Louis MI US
Saint Louis MI US
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Birth 1851-02-08

Death 1904-08-22

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