Chopin, Kate (1851-1904)

Chopin, Kate

8 Feb. 1851 – 22 Aug. 1904

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Pertinent Archives:

Library of Congress, Manuscript Division(reproductions of selected late 19th century magazine articles by Chopin)(

Missouri Historical Society (correspondence, manuscripts of about 40 poems and 20 stories, translations of Guy de Maupassant, extracts from works by other authors, and lists of the stories she told, fees she received, and dates of rejections and acceptances) (

University of Missouri Library, State Historical Society of Missouri (death notices of Chopin) (;c=shs)



Legacy References:


Brooks, Kristina. “Review of Allison Berg’s Mothering the Race: Women’s Narratives of Reproduction, 1890-1930.” Legacy 20.1 (2003): 202-03. [GW] [LION]

Cutter, Martha J. “Losing the Battle but Winning the War: Resistance to Patriarchal Discourse in Kate Chopin’s Short Fiction.” Legacy11.1 (1994): 17-36.

Davis, Cynthia J. “Review of Jane F. Thrailkill’s Affecting Fictions: Mind, Body, and Emotion in American Literary Realism.” Legacy 26.1 (2009): 175-76. [MUSE] [GW] [LION]

Dobson, Joanne, and Judith Fetterley. “Nineteenth-Century American Novel: A Revised Syllabus.” Legacy 1.1 (1984): 6.

Frost, Linda. “Review of eds. Aleta Feinsod Cane and Susan Alves’s The Only Efficient Instrument: American Women Writers & the Periodical, 1837-1916.” Legacy 20.1 (2003): 214-15. [GW] [LION]

Harris, Sharon M. “Review of Elaine Showalter’s Sister’s Choice: Tradition and Change in American Women’s Writing.” Legacy 10.2 (1993): 142-43.

Linkin, Harriet Kramer. “‘Call the Roller of the Big Cigars’: Smoking Out the Patriarchy in The Awakening.” Legacy 11.2 (1994): 130-42.

Logan, Lisa. “Review of Nancy A. Walker’s The Disobedient Writer: Women and Narrative Tradition.” Legacy 14.1 (1997): 66. [GW][LION]

O’Rourke, James. “Secrets and Lies: Race and Sex in The Awakening.” Legacy 16.2 (1999): 168-76. [GW] [LION]

Rowe, Anne E. “Review of Elizabeth Jane Harrison’s Female Pastoral: Women Writers Re-Visioning the American South and eds. Lynda S. Boren and Sara deSassure Davis’s Kate Chopin Reconsidered: Beyond the Bayou.” Legacy 12.2 (1995): 144-47.

Smith, Katharine Capshaw. “Review of Bonnie James Shaker’s Coloring Locals: Racial Formation in Kate Chopin’s Youth’s Companion Stories.” Legacy 21.2 (2004): 255. [MUSE] [LION]

Sofer, Naomi Z. “Review of Deborah Barker’s Aesthetics and Gender in American Literature: Portraits of the Woman Artist and Linda M. Grasso’s The Artistry of Anger: Black and White Women’s Literature in America, 1820-1860.” Legacy 20.1 (2003): 211-12. [GW][LION]

Toth, Emily. “Crisis Alert: Kate Chopin House in St. Louis.” Legacy 2.1 (1985): 13.

Walker, Nancy. “‘A group of people at my disposal’: Humor in the Works of Kate Chopin.” Legacy 17.1 (2000): 48-58. [GW] [LION]

Warren, Joyce W. “Review of Ann R. Shapiro’s Unlikely Heroines: Nineteenth-Century American WomenLegacy 5.2 (1988): 66-68.

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