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Local Professor 'Awakens' Renewed Interest In New Orleans Writer Kate Chopin

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Kate Chopin wrote The Awakening in 1899, just five years before her death.

New Orleans has claimed several literary figures as its own -- Tennessee Williams is just the tip of the iceberg. The 19th century writer Kate Chopin was most known for her novel, "The Awakening," and Professor Barbara Ewell is an expert on the author. She joins Brian Friedman in the studio to talk about Kate Chopin's relevance in 2017. 

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