The critical reputation of Kate Chopin

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Anthony Paul Garitta (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Robert Stephens

Abstract: In the course of literary history, reviewers and critics alike have had through their by-products--the book review and the critical essay--a powerful impact upon the prosperities of many a literary career. One case in point was the aborted writing career of Kate O'Flaherty Chopin. Beginning with the mild recognition of her first literary effort At Fault in 1890 to the final critical post-mortems following her death in 1904, the reviewers and critics of her period not only gave impetus to her career, but were also largely responsible for terminating it. Nor has their influence subsided. At the moment, the impact of modern-day reviewers and critics is still very much in evidence as a significant Chopin revival is upon us. The highly responsible role played by both reviewers and critics in establishing the critical reputation of Kate Chopin is the focus of this study, along with a reassessment of the author's merit in light of modern scholarship.

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Language: English
Date: 1978
Chopin, Kate, $d 1850-1904 $x Criticism and interpretation

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