Kate Chopin

19th and early 20th century

  • The Grandissimes, by George Washington Cable
  • The Awakening, by Kate Chopin
  • Balcony Stories, Grace King
  • Goodness of St. Rocque, Alice Dunbar Nelson
  • The Mysteries of New Orleans, Baron von Reizenstein

TranscriptSusan Larson:  The 19th century in New Orleans literature is a different kind of animal. Tell us what kind of the books were coming along then. I think one of your favorites is The Grandissimes by George Washington Cable.
 

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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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