Chopin, Kate, 1850-1904.

Kate Chopin's private papers / edited by Emily Toth and Per Seyersted ; associate editor, Cheyenne Bonnell. - Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c1998. - xxiii, 333 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [325]) and index.

General Introduction / Emily Toth -- 1850-1870: Kate O'Flaherty -- Leaves of Affection -- Commonplace Book -- 1871-1884: Kate O'Flaherty Chopin -- 1885-1904: Kate Chopin -- Manuscript Account Books -- "Impressions": Kate Chopin's 1894 Diary -- The "Lilia" Polka -- Letters and Inscriptions -- Newspaper Pieces -- Translations -- Rediscovered Short Stories -- Rankin-Marhefka Fragments: Portions of Short Stories -- Poems -- Statements on The Awakening -- Reminiscences about Kitty Garesche -- Last Will and Testament of Kate Chopin -- App. Complete Works of Kate Chopin.

"Kate Chopin, according to her contemporaries, was a "woman of mysterious fascination" - and Kate Chopin's Private Papers reveals many of the author's secrets. Chopin (1850-1904), author of about a hundred short stories and two novels (The Awakening and At Fault), also kept diaries, wrote letters and poems, translated short stories and articles from the French, and worried about her career. Chopin's newly discovered manuscripts, published for the first time here, reflect her dedication to revision and improving her craft; her manuscript account books show her meticulous control of her career and her pursuit of audiences. These papers illuminate the growth of Chopin as a writer, bring into focus the reactions of critics to her work, and settle a number of controversies in Chopin studies."--BOOK JACKET.

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Chopin, Kate, 1850-1904 --Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc.
Chopin, Kate, 1850-1904 --Criticism, Textual.
Chopin, Kate, 1850-1904 --Correspondence.
Chopin, Kate, 1850-1904 --Diaries.

Authors, American--Correspondence.--19th century
Authors, American--Diaries.--19th century

PS1294.C63 / A6 1998

812/.5099287 813/.4 B